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New Book Is Aimed at the Friends of Cancer Patients

If you’re a friend of someone diagnosed with cancer, what is your role and how can you help? A new book has some answers.

10/16/2012

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The Season For Skin Cancer

Having light skin, hair, and eyes increases a patient’s risk for skin cancer, as does over-exposure to ultraviolet rays at an early age.

05/17/2012

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Malaria Drug May Be Useful In Fight Against Cancer

Malaria has long been conquered in the U.S., but researchers at Penn have found an old malaria drug may have a new use in treating patients with advanced cancer.

05/13/2012

Breast Cancer

Young Women With Breast Cancer Need Unique Treatment

Now there is information that breast cancer in young women is a biologically unique disease that requires customized management strategies because it can be extremely aggressive.

05/11/2012

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Light Smoking Dramatically Increases Risk of Lung Cancer

According to a new study, smoking fewer than five cigarettes a day, commonly known as light smoking, triples the risk of dying of heart disease or lung cancer in men. In women the increased risk of lung cancer was five times greater.

05/04/2012