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This Common Diabetes Rx May Be Safer Than Previously Thought
Weighing the benefits of medications against their potential risks is a common conundrum for many doctors. But, for one common diabetes medication, that decision may have gotten a little easier.
Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups
Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Personalizing Pancreatic Cancer Treatment
Angelina Jolie has put BRCA gene mutations on the red carpet. But changes in this gene play a role in more than breast and ovarian cancers. Faulty BRCA 1 and 2 proteins can also be involved in pancreatic and prostate cancer.
Enlightened Prostate & Pancreatic Cancer Possiblities
Laser light has a number of medical applications. In the oncology world, it's mainly used in combination with drugs to treat skin cancer. The horizon is opening up, though, for this technology.
Cancer in America
Earlier this year, the American Cancer Society released the latest figures on the state of the nation's battle against the world's most dreaded disease. The good news is that cancer death rates are down across the board. The not-so-good news is that less educated Americans are dying prematurely in greater numbers.
Diabetes Increases Risks of Cancer
A new study shows that avoiding or controlling diabetes may reduce risks of developing or dying from cancer.