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Armstrong's cancer foundation still strongupdated: Sat Aug 25 2012 10:35:00

Lance Armstrong may be associated with cycling and doping allegations, but for many, his greatest strides have been against cancer.

CNN Hero: Jonny Imermanupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:35:00

Jonny Imerman started a nonprofit that matches young cancer patients with cancer survivors for one-on-one support.

Pairing 'angels' with cancer patientsupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 07:35:00

Just two weeks after his wedding, Christophe Quancard was diagnosed with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain tumors.

Komen reverses courseupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:44:00

Susan Candiotti reports on the breast cancer charity's off-again, on-again relationship with Planned Parenthood.

Professors: Komen overstating benefits of mammogramsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 12:44:00

A national breast cancer charity is being accused of using misleading statistics to convince women to have mammograms, according to a paper published Thursday in the British Medical Journal.

Six common sun myths, exposedupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 14:43:00

Myth #1: A suntan's fine, as long as you don't burn.

Experimental drug offers new way to battle certain breast cancerupdated: Sun Jun 03 2012 20:20:00

Doctors who treat breast cancer patients are very excited about an experimental drug that presents a whole new way of knocking out cancer cells.

Painkillers may help prevent skin cancerupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 12:10:00

A new study finds those on frequent painkillers are less likely to get skin cancer.

New drugs may help immune system fight cancerupdated: Sat Jun 02 2012 12:10:00

Patients battling certain lung, skin and kidney cancers may benefit from a new type of cancer treatment that harnesses and boosts a patient's immune system to shrink tumors, if early research pans out.

The danger of fearing cancerupdated: Fri May 25 2012 15:02:00

Q: Why are doctors recommending fewer cancer screenings? Shouldn't you find out if you have cancer and then decide whether to treat it?

New cancer screening guidelines issuedupdated: Tue May 22 2012 08:58:00

Dr. William Catalona explains why he thinks that the new prostate cancer screening recommendations are "misguided."

Prostate cancer screening's false promise updated: Tue May 22 2012 08:58:00

Should men be routinely screened for prostate cancer? This question has been asked ever since the prostate specific antigen test, or PSA, became widely available more than two decades ago.

Significant dates in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's health struggleupdated: Wed May 09 2012 00:09:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is battling cancer. Health problems began to pop up for him a year ago. Here are some key dates, according to government statements, local media accounts and CNN reporting:

Unnecessary prostate cancer screening remains common updated: Tue Apr 24 2012 16:05:00

When billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed last week that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, the reaction -- including from Buffett himself -- amounted to a collective shrug.

Why we need a good screening test for ovarian cancerupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 09:25:00

Q: This week the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued preliminary guidelines for ovarian cancer screening. It recommends against routine screening saying that the risk of false positive diagnoses outweighs the benefits. How can this be and why is it so hard to find a good screening test for ovarian cancer?

Olympic gymnast battles cancerupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 09:25:00

Gymnastics great Shannon Miller talks about her battle with a rare type of ovarian cancer. CNN's Susan Hendricks reports.

Dog trained to help people with diabetesupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:17:00

A young boy in Canada has a new tool to help him manage his diabetes. CBC News has the story.

Can a dirt-cheap diabetes drug fight cancer?updated: Fri Apr 06 2012 07:17:00

Each year billions of dollars are spent in the search to find new cancer drugs. Very few of these would-be treatments end up being approved by the government and entering widespread use, which makes it all the more intriguing that one of the most promising new cancer drugs in years is, in fact, an old drug.

'Overdiagnosis' of breast cancer may be higher than thoughtupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 17:05:00

Q: The journal Annals of Internal Medicine has an article in it this week that talks about the "overdiagnosis" of breast cancer. What is that?

Musician battles stage IV colon cancer updated: Thu Mar 22 2012 06:59:00

He thought the bleeding was a hemorrhoid, brought on by a strenuous weightlifting session at the gym.

Cáncer de cuello uterinoupdated: Thu Mar 15 2012 07:59:00

El doctor Baffi nos habla de lo factores que pueden aumentar el riesgo de padecer cáncer de cuello uterino.

No more annual Pap smear: New cervical cancer screening guidelines updated: Thu Mar 15 2012 07:59:00

Q: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is releasing new guidelines on cervical cancer screenings. What's changed?

Value of mass prostate cancer screenings questionedupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 17:03:00

Q: The New England Journal of Medicine has published more information on prostate cancer screening. Why is it so controversial?

Fighting cancer with craftupdated: Wed Mar 14 2012 07:46:00

After losing her nursing job to a disease, a young woman turns a hobby into a business.

Coming clean about my first colonoscopy updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 10:15:00

In my 20s, after my doctor performed a laparoscopy to examine my uterus and ovaries, he gave me a videotape of the procedure. I dubbed it "Madame Ovary," threw a party and screened it for my friends.

A teaching moment about politics and Komenupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 05:26:00

Karen Handel, the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation vice president?and lightning rod in the group's public relations storm over Planned Parenthood funding--stepped down from her position Tuesday. For many it was almost a satisfying ending to an eye-opening incident. None of it should have come as a shock.

Argentina's president set to undergo surgery for thyroid cancerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Argentina's president is scheduled to temporarily hand over power Wednesday as she undergoes thyroid cancer surgery.

La operación de Cristina Fernández de Kirchnerupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 06:54:00

Un experto explica como será operada la presidenta de Argentina de cáncer de tiroides.

2011's top medical storiesupdated: Thu Dec 29 2011 11:06:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta recaps the year in health and medical news.

Top health stories of 2011updated: Thu Dec 29 2011 11:06:00

The most deadly recorded listeria outbreak and concerns about nuclear radiation after Japan's biggest earthquake made major health headlines this year, along with several notable deaths to cancer and the inspiring recovery of a Congresswoman who suffered brain injuries from a gunshot wound.

Giuliana Rancic's cancer battleupdated: Wed Dec 28 2011 09:37:00

Giuliana Rancic announced that she will have a double mastectomy to fight breast cancer. A.J. Hammer reports

Argentina's Fernandez sworn in againupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

CNN's Brian Byrnes reports on Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner being sworn in for a second term.

Doctors diagnose Argentinian president with thyroid cancerupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 21:30:00

Argentina's president will undergo surgery next week after doctors diagnosed her with thyroid cancer, a spokesman said Tuesday.

The 40-year war on cancerupdated: Fri Dec 23 2011 13:59:00

On December 23, 1971, President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act of 1971 into law. The legislation had tremendous bipartisan support and came at a time of great optimism. Many thought its passage would lead to a cure for cancer within a few years.

Christian publisher pulls Bible from shelves, anti-abortion advocates celebrateupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 10:34:00

A Christian publisher is withdrawing copies of the "Cancer Awareness Bible," from stores because the Bible helped raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, which in turn contributed to Planned Parenthood.

Giuliana Rancic 'doing really well' after double mastectomy updated: Wed Dec 14 2011 17:08:00

Giuliana Rancic is in good spirits after undergoing a successful double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery on Tuesday.

Is the inability of cancer patients to eat a concern?updated: Mon Dec 12 2011 07:50:00

I wanted to see what you thought about cancer/chemotherapy patients and protein malnutrition. I have read it leads to as many as 45 to 50% of cancer deaths.

Studies: New drug combinations slow down metastatic breast cancersupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 06:45:00

A new combination of treatments can help battle some forms of metastatic breast cancer and slow down the spread of the disease, according to two separate studies.

Breast cancer prevention, survivalupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 06:45:00

Dr. Drew and his guests discuss what people should understand about the risks of breast cancer.

Giuliana Rancic to undergo double mastectomyupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 06:16:00

Giuliana Rancic will have a double mastectomy after lumpectomies failed to completely eradicate her breast cancer.

Well-done red meat linked to aggressive prostate cancer updated: Wed Nov 23 2011 17:03:00

Cardiologists and other doctors already view artery-clogging red meat as a villain, and they now have another reason to urge their patients to steer clear: A new study has found that men have a higher risk of developing aggressive prostate cancer if they consume a lot of ground beef and other red meat -- especially if the meat is grilled or well-done.

What is Hodgkin lymphoma's effect on the lymphatic system?updated: Wed Nov 09 2011 07:59:00

How does Hodgkin lymphoma affect the organs in the lymphatic system?

For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's team, the race isn't about runningupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 16:51:00

While the coastal town of Savannah, Georgia, fills with spectators on Saturday for the Rock 'n' Roll marathon, Chris Fenton and Laura Devrieze will be focused on the finish line.

Job loss, dwindling finances create new strain in family's cancer battleupdated: Mon Nov 07 2011 11:49:00

Since Kezia Fitzgerald and her 1-year-old daughter, Saiorse, started cancer treatments this year, the disease has upended nearly every aspect of their lives.

Prostate cancer screening may do more harm than goodupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 09:05:00

The recent news that a group of highly respected medical experts, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is considering advising against routine prostate cancer screening shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to anybody.

Does diet really matter in breast cancer?updated: Fri Oct 28 2011 13:01:00

Does diet really make a difference when it comes to breast cancer?

Expensive breast cancer testsupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 12:21:00

Elizabeth Cohen reports on women paying more for better breast cancer testing.

When breast cancer tests get it wrongupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 12:21:00

Imagine going in for a cancer screening, and the technician turns to you and says, "We're finished, but if I push this button over here, the machine can detect even smaller cancers. But here's the hitch: You have to pay $700 if you want me to push this button."

Steve Jobs and alternative cancer careupdated: Thu Oct 27 2011 08:25:00

Steve Jobs had a long run with a rare form of cancer (a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor) that is sometimes curable by early surgery. While I was not his physician and don't have access to the details of his illness or its treatment, assertions that his use of alternative medicine shortened his life strike me as uninformed. No one knows how long he would have survived or what his quality of life would have been had he opted for immediate surgery and used only conventional treatment.

Nurse, doctor see cancer from both sidesupdated: Mon Oct 24 2011 10:43:00

When new patients worry they don't know how they'll get through breast cancer, Cindy Davis puts her hand on theirs and says, "I know, but I want to tell you, I truly know, because I went through this two years ago." NFL makes big statement for breast cancer awarenessupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 08:33:00

As fall descends and there's an autumn chill in the air, the behemoth of all sports months takes flight. Which only brings to mind one thing ... pink?

More false alarms, uncertain benefits seen with annual mammograms updated: Tue Oct 18 2011 15:12:00

Women who have a screening mammogram every other year are substantially less likely than those who opt for annual screening to experience false-positive results and biopsies that turn out to be unnecessary, according to a new study funded by the National Cancer Institute.

Giuliana Rancic: I have breast cancerupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 11:39:00

Giuliana Rancic said Monday that she has breast cancer, having discovered a tumor during a mammogram while undergoing another round of in-vitro fertilization in an effort to get pregnant.

Should I get screened for that?updated: Mon Oct 10 2011 10:42:00

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently announced that it is no longer recommending prostate cancer screening for men.

The trouble with prostate cancer testsupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 08:00:00

Doctors who treat prostate cancer disagree on the value of the prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test. But they agree on one thing.

Medical group to say men don't need prostate cancer screenings, source saysupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 13:24:00

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, the group that told women in their 40s that they don't need mammograms, will recommend that men not get screened for prostate cancer, according to a source privy to the task force deliberations.

Study: Men don't need prostate examsupdated: Fri Oct 07 2011 13:24:00

Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen looks at why a new study is telling men to avoid prostate exams.

Why pancreatic cancer is so deadlyupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:27:00

As the technology world mourns computing visionary and Apple, Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, it's worth taking a closer look at the disease he publicly battled. Wanda Sykes: I Had a Double Mastectomyupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 13:54:00

Rather than risk a reoccurrence of breast cancer, the comedian underwent radical surgery

Wanda Sykes: I had a double mastectomyupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 10:40:00

Wanda Sykes being outrageous -- that's expected. But for the actress-comedian to be serious? That's rare. Even when the issue is personal.

Does a breast reduction lower the risk of breast cancer?updated: Wed Sep 14 2011 06:36:00

I had breast reduction surgery two years ago and went from a size GG to DD. I wanted to know, does a reduction lower the risk of breast cancer or abnormalities in the breast?

Rep. Michele Bachmann's HPV claimupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:47:00

CNN's Anderson Cooper looks into Rep. Michele Bachmann's suggestion that the HPV vaccine is dangerous.

Study: IUD's lower cervical cancer riskupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 11:47:00

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) prevent unwanted pregnancies, and as an added benefit they may also help protect against cervical cancer, according to a new study in the Lancet Oncology, a British medical journal.

Firefighters responding to 9/11 at increased cancer riskupdated: Sun Sep 11 2011 15:08:00

Firefighters exposed to toxic dust and fumes clogging the air after the World Trade Center towers collapsed 10 years ago are more likely to develop cancer, according to a new study.

After the mammogram storm, what should women do?updated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:29:00

Christie Hall began putting off mammograms long before debate about appropriate screening became a hot-button issue.

Is a breast fibroadenoma a precursor to cancer?updated: Wed Aug 03 2011 08:00:00

I had fibroadenoma [a benign breast tumor] and had it removed with surgery. I am 31 and I want to know if I can take precautions to prevent breast cancer or other related problems.

Mammogram technology may be doing more harm than goodupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 17:36:00

Many radiologists rely on specialized computer software to pinpoint suspicious areas in routine mammograms.

When spouse gets sick -- who leaves?updated: Fri Jul 22 2011 08:39:00

At 31, Cassidy Walsh was ready to begin a fulfilling new chapter. She and her husband, Pete, had just escaped from Los Angeles to a smaller city up the coast, hoping to slow down their lives and start a family. She was a landscape designer and singer; he was a handsome tech entrepreneur. To friends, they were the perfect couple.

Chemotherapy a possibility, Venezuela's Chavez saysupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 09:58:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said his cancer treatment may require radiation therapy and chemotherapy, comments that shed a little more light on the state of his health after he underwent surgery to remove a tumor last month.

Gap in cancer deaths widensupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:19:00

Dr. Otis Brawley of the American Cancer Society sits down with CNN's Randi Kaye to discuss new and surprising data.

Men more likely to die of cancerupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:19:00

Men are more likely than women to get and die of cancer, according to an analysis of 36 different types of tumors and blood cancers that affect both sexes.

Dark skin needs protection from sun, tooupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 08:32:00

A few years ago, I had an African-American woman in her early 30s come to see me for a rash on her legs. I looked at her feet and saw an irregular, jet-black mole on her heel. I was immediately concerned and asked how long this mole had been there.

Dr. Oz: 'Everyone needs to be screened'updated: Fri Jul 08 2011 09:31:00

2010: Dr. Mehmet Oz talks to CNN's Larry King about his colon cancer scare and the need to screen for the disease.

Colon cancer death rates falling faster in Northeast than in Southupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 09:31:00

Stepped-up colon-cancer screening has helped slash death rates from the disease across the U.S. in recent years, but not all regions of the country have benefited equally.

Prostate cancer test changesupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 07:57:00

February: A new study suggest that an annual PSA test may not be necessary for men.

Smoking linked to more aggressive prostate cancerupdated: Thu Jun 23 2011 07:57:00

Men with prostate cancer who are cigarette smokers at the time of their diagnosis are much more likely to die of the disease or experience a recurrence than nonsmokers, including former smokers who kicked the habit at least 10 years before diagnosis.

Why not to fry your skinupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 06:01:00

Skin cancer affects many people, so there's a movement to help people learn not to burn. CNN's Brooke Baldwin reports.

Sun exposure in babies could mean cancer laterupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 06:01:00

Getting too much sun is bad for anyone, but it's especially dangerous for babies, whose sensitive skin hasn't developed enough layers of natural protection to withstand intense summer rays.

New drugs to treat melanoma updated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:14:00

American Society of Clinical Oncology's Dr. George Sledge discusses a new cancer drug that fights advanced melanoma.

Two new drugs extend survival for melanoma patientsupdated: Mon Jun 06 2011 09:14:00

For the first time, patients with the deadliest form of skin cancer have two new treatment options that prolong survival, according to new research presented at a cancer conference in Chicago on Sunday.

Drug that treats breast cancer found to prevent it, tooupdated: Sat Jun 04 2011 21:35:00

Doctors and patients have a new tool to prevent breast cancer: A drug that is already approved for the treatment of the disease.

Are there new treatments for breast cancer?updated: Wed Jun 01 2011 08:05:00

I have inflammatory breast cancer and I have been through chemo and a double mastectomy. They found active cancer cells so the cancer has spread. The oncologist said she didn't think there was anything more they could do for me. I start radiation soon but she didn't think that that would be very helpful either. Is there anything out there that may help me?

Hair loss and prostate cancerupdated: Wed May 18 2011 06:28:00

If men started losing hair in their 20s, its all the more reason to make sure to get regular prostate screenings.

Coffee linked to lower risk of fatal prostate cancerupdated: Wed May 18 2011 06:28:00

Men who drink a lot of coffee might feel a bit jittery or high-strung, but those side effects may come with a hidden benefit: prostate health.

Pregnant with cancerupdated: Mon May 16 2011 08:09:00

When she found the lump in her breast, Jessica Denton had known she was pregnant with her first child for just a few days.

2010: Mammograms in 30s: No benefit?updated: Mon May 16 2011 08:09:00

In 2010, a study found women with no family history of breast cancer do not benefit from mammograms at an early age.

Fewer mammograms being done, studies showupdated: Mon May 02 2011 09:03:00

The use of mammograms has dipped since a medical task force made controversial recommendations that women in their 40s may not need to get breast cancer screenings every year, according to one of three small studies to be presented Monday.

2010: New mammogram researchupdated: Mon May 02 2011 09:03:00

A new study supports screening women for breast cancer after age 40. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Gov. Jerry Brown has cancerous growth removedupdated: Sun May 01 2011 15:29:00

California Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. had a cancerous growth removed from the right side of his nose, his office said Saturday.

California governor has cancerous growth removedupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 22:18:00

California Gov. Edmund G. "Jerry" Brown Jr. had a cancerous growth removed from the right side of his nose, his office said Saturday.

Are 'hot flashes' a symptom of prostate cancer hormone therapy?updated: Thu Apr 28 2011 09:13:00

My husband has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, stage 4, and has been treated with chemotherapy. His doctor says it is under control. He wonders does that mean it is gone or just being held at bay? He has been having "hot flashes" since he began his treatment for his prostate cancer (cannot remember the Gleason score, but tumor was in both lobes of prostate, without changes to his bone marrow.) He was treated with hormones, brachytherapy and radiation for this. We can't seem to get an answer for the question of the "hot flashes." Are they a symptom of ongoing disease, the hormone therapy or will he just continue to have them for the rest of his life?

When a headache really is a brain tumorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:16:00

It's become a classic scenario: You have a headache and after Googling it, you find out a headache can be a sign of a brain tumor.

Does radiation from dental X-rays cause thyroid cancer?updated: Wed Mar 30 2011 10:12:00

I have heard that there is an increase in the number of people getting thyroid cancer. Is this true and is radiation from dental X-rays a cause for the increase?

Fortune: The Ferraro-Corman connection: Brought together by a killer diseaseupdated: Mon Mar 28 2011 11:28:00

Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, who died on Saturday at age 75 of the incurable blood cancer called multiple myeloma, and Richard J. "Rick" Corman, 55, whom FORTUNE profiled in its March 21 issue, knew each other because they had met at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where both were fighting this killer disease. They in fact had the same set of doctors, Kenneth Anderson, director of the institute's multiple-myeloma practice, and his colleague, Paul Richardson.

'Radiation has always been part of my story'updated: Thu Mar 17 2011 09:49:00

As I sat in my sister's house in Nagoya, Japan, last Saturday, I was flooded with déjà vu.

Guide for kids and tanningupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 18:10:00

A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement offers guidance on skin cancer prevention.

Teens should be banned from tanning booths, doctors sayupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 18:10:00

When Samantha Hessel heard about the risks associated with tanning beds, she ignored them. When her mom cautioned her not to tan so much, Hessel shrugged it off.

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