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June 28, 2006

Hard Choices After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Mike Stuckey, a senior news editor at MSNBC, talks about the hard treatment choices to be made when confronted with a diagnosis of prostate cancer.

"Welcome to the prostate cancer treatment buffet, where the presence of so many chances for a cure seems too good to be true and, for me, it is. Because there’s no consensus in the medical community on a gold standard treatment for prostate cancer, a patient must choose his own. Welcome to hell." (MSNBC)

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June 26, 2006

Prostate Cancer Recovery Hurt By Obesity

Being overweight hurts men’s chances of having successful radiation treatment for prostate cancer, according to a study released Monday.

The study by researchers at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is being called the first to examine the link between obesity and prostate cancer progression after radiation treatment. (MSNBC)

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June 24, 2006

Patsy Ramsey Dies From Ovarian Cancer

Patsy Ramsey, whose 6-year-old daughter JonBenet's 1996 slaying has never been solved, died Saturday of cancer, her lawyer said. She was 49. (

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June 8, 2006

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved use of the vaccine, Gardasil, for use in girls and women ages 9 to 26. It works by preventing infection by four strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, the most prevalent sexually transmitted disease. (MSNBC)

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June 7, 2006

Asbestos Linked to Larynx Cancer

The panel concluded there is sufficient evidence to connect asbestos and laryngeal cancer. It found nine studies that supported the connection. It also noted that certain cancers of the larynx - the portion of the throat containing the vocal cords - and of the lung are similar. (

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June 1, 2006

Roger Ebert to Have Cancer Surgery

Roger Ebert, the Chicago Sun-Times movie critic and host of TV's "Ebert & Roeper" said a cancerous growth on his salivary gland will be removed June 16, the newspaper reported Thursday. This is his fourth recurrence of cancer. (

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