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July 30, 2005

Hormone Pills Added to Cancer List

The U.N.'s cancer research agency added hormone pills Friday to the list of substances that can cause cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer said that based on consistent evidence from studies in recent years, it was reclassifying hormonal menopause therapy from "possibly carcinogenic" to "carcinogenic." (USA Today)

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July 26, 2005

George Karl to Undergo Prostate Cancer Surgery

Denver Nuggets coach George Karl will undergo prostate cancer surgery in Salt Lake City on Thursday. Karl was diagnosed near the end of last season. The disease was caught early and he is expected to make a full recovery. (

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PSA Blood Test and Prostate Cancer Survival

The answer to the biggest question in prostate cancer therapy -- which cancers need aggressive treatment and which are best left to "watchful waiting" -- may lie in the results of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, two studies indicate. (Forbes)

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July 21, 2005

Second Testicular Cancer Rare

Men with testicular cancer have a higher-than-average chance of developing cancer in the other testicle at a later time, but the overall risk is low and survival remains high, study results show. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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July 19, 2005

Testicular Cancer Survivors Can Have Children

Most testicular cancer patients who try to father children after completing their treatment succeed, scientists said Tuesday.

Men who have surgery to remove the tumour have the least problems but even patients who have radiotherapy and chemotherapy are able to have children. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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Green Tea Targets Cancer

Speaking at an international conference on diet and cancer, researchers funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) presented evidence that a major component in green tea may short-circuit the cancer process in a striking new way that scientists had not foreseen. (InfoZine)

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July 15, 2005

Gene Mutation Linked to Melanoma Risk

In a Mediterranean population typically at low risk for developing melanoma, carriers of mutations in the pigmentation gene MC1R are at increased risk of developing the skin cancer and having it progress, a study hints. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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Mesothelioma Cases Increasing in Japan

A surge in the number of reported Japanese deaths linked to asbestos some 25 years after the first world health warnings has sparked accusations of government negligence over its policies toward the cancer-causing material. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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July 9, 2005

Saliva Test for Oral Cancer

Oral cancer patients may have increased levels of certain bacteria in their saliva, new research has found, and detecting those bacteria may help diagnose the disease in its earlier and more curable stages. (HealthDay News)

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Cancer and Barbecueing

Many Americans still do not know that grilling can be unhealthy. The cancer risk from grilling, however, is real, but it changes dramatically with what you grill and how you do it. (MSNBC)

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July 6, 2005

Aspirin May Cut Cancer in Men, Not Women

Men who took aspirin over five years slightly lowered their risk for prostate cancer, but women who took low doses over 10 years didn’t reduce their risk of cancer, two separate studies indicate. (AP)

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Prostate Cancer Test Flawed

A screening test for prostate cancer taken by millions of men every year is not terribly accurate and not even the best result ensures that a man is cancer-free, experts said Tuesday. (Reuters)

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July 4, 2005

New Test Aids Cervical Cancer Detection

For decades, women have made a trip to the gynecologist for their annual Pap test to detect cervical cancer. Now a new test that is more sensitive than the Pap test for the detection of pre-cancerous cells and cervical cancer is being recommended by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. (

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