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February 9, 2006

U.S. Cancer Deaths Down for First Time

No one is declaring victory, but the number of Americans dying from cancer has dropped for the first time, according to a report being released today.

The most recent federal data show that deaths from cancer fell from 557,271 in 2002 to 556,902 in 2003. While it was a decline of only 369, it marked the first documented drop since the government started collecting statistics in 1930. (Washington Post)

November 23, 2005

Surviving Cancer - Together

This is the moving story of a woman who beat breast cancer for the second time only to find out that her husband had a rare kind of brain tumor. She tells the story of going from patient to caregiver and how it changed her outlook on life and love. (Washington Post)

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August 29, 2005

Melatonin May Increase Cancer Survival Rate

A natural therapy could help improve cancer patients' survival rates, according to a new study. Use of the hormone melatonin is linked to a substantial improvement in survival after one year. (

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