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Cancer Meds in 2015: A Year in Review
This year was a big one for cancer treatment.
How Ethnicity Affects Cancer Risk
Your ethnicity may be a factor in your cancer risk.
A Stagnant Scene for Cancer Screening
Public health campaigns and billboards promoting cancer screening abound, but are these efforts working?
Cancer Patients Live On
Cancer is a scary diagnosis, but there’s some really good news out there these days — more people are surviving.
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.
Six Highly Treatable Cancers
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has come a long way in the last 50 years. Today, many patients are living past their cancers.
Health Screenings Every Woman Should Know About
Staying healthy requires being proactive about your health by scheduling and attending necessary health screenings. There are some screenings in particular that every woman should know about.
Calcium + Vitamin D Supplements = A Mixed Bag
Keeping track of which dietary supplements are beneficial, harmful, or do nothing at all is a time-consuming endeavor. So what’s the latest information on calcium and vitamin D supplements?
FDA Approves First Generic Capecitabine to Treat Colorectal and Breast Cancers
The US Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic version of Xeloda (capecitabine), an oral chemotherapy pill used to treat cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic), and metastatic breast cancer.
Do Cancer Screenings Have an Expiration Date?
Generally speaking, cancer takes years – even decades – to develop. So a recent study suggests this fact needs to be taken into account when recommending cancer screenings.