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March 25, 2005

Silica Dust and Esophageal Cancer

Research in China provides further evidence that exposure to silica dust raises the risk of cancer of the esophagus, the organ that connects the mouth with the stomach. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

March 23, 2005

Tamoxifen Raises Uterine Sarcoma Risk

One possible tamoxifen side effect may be a rare cancer called uterine sarcoma. "Women who take tamoxifen to guard against the return of breast cancer face a six-fold increase in the risk for uterine sarcoma, a rare malignancy of the muscles and supporting tissue of the uterus." Researchers were quick to add, however, that tamoxifen benefits may outweigh the risks.

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February 7, 2005

Researchers Study Cancer-Light Link

"College researchers are studying whether electric light changes hormone levels in women and makes breast cancer more prevalent in developed countries."

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February 1, 2005

List of Cancer's Causes Gets Longer

"The federal government for the first time has placed X-rays and some viruses on its list of cancer-causing agents along with chemicals formed by frying and grilling meat."

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