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Study Finds Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo

Study Finds Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 4
Most women with the most common form of early-stage breast cancer can safely skip chemotherapy without hurting their chances of beating the disease.

Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50

Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50

By Mike Stobbe | Jun 1
New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50.

Blood Test to Detect Cancer Gives Promising Results

By Marilyn Marchione | Jan 19
Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.

The Big Question: Will Cancer Immune Therapy Work for Me?

By Marilynn Marchione | Sep 23
People with the most messed-up genes often are the ones who do best on cancer treatments that enlist the immune system.

Quickly Reporting Cancer Complications May Boost Survival

By Marilynn Marchione | Jun 6
A study finds that having cancer patients use home computers to report problems like nausea and fatigue surprisingly improved survival, by almost half a year. That's longer than many new cancer drugs do.

Obama Signs Bill Boosting Spending on Cancer Research

By Kevin Freking | Dec 15
On a "bittersweet day" that brought back memories of loved ones lost, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Screenings Save Lives

By Chris Tittel | Nov 1
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, national statistics from 2010 (the most recent year available) show 67.1 percent of women 40 years of age and over had a mammogram within the past two years.

Despite Years of Breast Cancer Research, Questions Remain for Transgender Men, Women

By Jeff Taylor | Oct 18
Research into breast cancer is extensive, but it is still severely lacking when it comes to transgender men and women.

Vaccinations Available Against HPV, Cancer

By Chris Tittel | Oct 12
Vaccinating against HPV early in life can help prevent cancers of the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, anus, tongue, tonsils and throat later in life.

To Infinity... And Exceptionally Good Hair

By David Foucher | Jul 15
Dale and Rob have cut hair in Harvard Square for decades, fighting rising rents and split ends. Now, the couple faces a new battle.

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