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Cancer
 
Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials...
SOURCES: Rebecca Siegel, M.P.H., strategic director, surveillance information services, American Cancer Society; Andrew Chan, M.D., MPH, associate professor, department of medicine, Harvard Medical School, and associate professor of medicine, gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Feb. 28, 2017, Journal of the National Cancer Institute
2/28/2017

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 -- Americans in their early 50s and younger -- Gen Xers and millennials -- are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports.

And this may portend an overall increase in colon and rectal cancer in the years to come, the study au...

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Exercise Helps Counter Cancer-Linked Fatigue...
SOURCES: Karen M. Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor, Wilmot Cancer Institute, department of surgery, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y.; Colleen Doyle, M.S., R.D., managing director, Nutrition and Physical Activity, American Cancer Society; March 2, 2017, JAMA Oncology
3/2/2017

THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 -- Whether from the disease itself or the treatment, cancer can be exhausting, but a new review says there are ways to beat back cancer-related fatigue.

The review included a look at 113 past studies that included more than 11,000 adult cancer patients. The researc...

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Nasal Swab Shows Promise in Confirming Lung Cancers...
SOURCES: Nagashree Seetharamu, M.D., medical oncologist, Northwell Health Cancer Institute, Lake Success, N.Y.; Len Horovitz, M.D., pulmonary specialist, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; Boston University School of Medicine, press release, Feb. 27, 2017; Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Feb. 27, 2017
2/27/2017

MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 -- Lung cancer remains by far the leading cancer killer because it is so often caught too late.

But researchers now say it may someday be possible to quickly confirm the disease after a CT scan, by using a simple nasal swab.

The key is DNA-based "biomarkers" ...

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