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US Cancer Deaths Rose by 5,400 in 2005

Wed, 20 Feb 2008 09:47:37 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) -- U.S. cancer deaths rose by more than 5,000 in 2005, a somewhat disappointing reversal of a two-year downward trend, the American Cancer Society said in a report issued Wednesday....

Some Cancer Patients Turn to 'Coaches'

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 22:40:50 GMT

The advice made her head spin: Have the lump removed. No, let them take the whole breast. Chemo? Radiation? Everyone seemed to have an opinion....

Being Overweight May Raise Cancer Risk

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 22:53:38 GMT

LONDON (AP) -- Being obese or even overweight may increase a person's risk of developing up to a dozen different types of cancer, European researchers report in a new study....

Obesity Growing to Be Top Cancer Cause

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 22:22:26 GMT

BOSTON (AP) -- Obesity is on its way to being deadlier than smoking as a cause of cancer, a leading researcher said Friday. Being obese is currently associated with about 14 percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent in women, compared with about 30 percent each for smoking, Dr. Walter C. Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health, told the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science....

Delaying Prostate Care OK for Some Men

Thu, 14 Feb 2008 23:30:49 GMT

Older men with early-stage prostate cancer are not taking a big risk if they keep an eye on the disease instead of treating it right away, suggests the largest study to look at this issue since PSA tests became popular....