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A better way to detect tumor margins for breast cancer surgery

A better way to detect tumor margins for breast cancer surgery

In a new study, scientists developed a new rapid and inexpensive way to accurately detect the margins between cancer and non-cancerous tissue during breast...

5 things to know about breast implants

Should I get breast implants? Are there alternatives? Will they need to be replaced? And if I decide to get implants, which are medical devices,...

What triggers spread of prostate cancer?

A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers...

8 sunscreen mistakes everyone should avoid

Sunscreen is a key preventive tool — but only when used properly. A Michigan Medicine dermatologist offers tips for optimal coverage. As summer blazes on...
Prostate cancer and hereditary risk

Prostate cancer and hereditary risk: What is the connection?

Thanks to Angelina Jolie and Christina Applegate, many of us are now aware that women with certain hereditary genetic mutations have an increased risk...
Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Treatments for prostate cancer: Active monitoring as effective as surgery over 10 years

Active monitoring is as effective as surgery and radiotherapy, in terms of survival at 10 years, reports the largest study of its kind, funded...
Aspirin could help treat some cancers

Aspirin could help treat some cancers

Regular use of aspirin could help in the treatment of some cancers, finds a new review of 71 medical studies. The systematic review, which...
Where body fat is carried may help predict cancer risk

Where body fat is carried may help predict cancer risk

Scientists have found that carrying fat around your middle could be as good an indicator of cancer risk as body mass index (BMI), according...
Advanced prostate cancer is common and needs special treatment

Advanced prostate cancer is common and needs special treatment

A new UC San Francisco study of prostate cancer in 202 men found that a surprisingly large number of these cancers -- about 17%...
A cough that won't quit—is it lung cancer?

A cough that won’t quit—is it lung cancer?

Coughing removes particles, mucus, irritants or fluids from the lungs. It may be caused by something in the air, such as cooking fumes, perfume or...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

People with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic...