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Breast cancer was once the number one killer of older women in The Bahamas, but now records at the Princess Margaret Hospital show that the disease is increasingly affecting younger women, according to Dr. Tracey Roberts, who works in oncology.

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Ovarian cancer symptoms may start early, and three cancer organizations today issued a joint statement telling women what to watch out for. Ovarian cancer is the most deadly cancer of the female reproductive system. Its high death rate is partly due to the lack of early detection and screening tests.

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Two recent studies presented at the prestigious congress of the American Association for Cancer Research reinforce the long list of observations that the abundant consumption of vegetable-origin foods significantly reduces the risk of developing several types of cancer.

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Lots of news stories this week about diet and cancer prevention as well the prevention of diabetes.

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A team led by Angela Cox of Sheffield University Medical School in the UK recently published in Nature Genetics the discovery of a gene that appears to decrease the chance of getting breast cancer in women of European descent by around 13%. The utilized data collected from 14 studies involving around 33,000 women.

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Recently in The Lancet a paper was published that presents evidence that kids who live with 500 yards of a highway have less lung function as an adult. The study collected data from over 3000 kids in southern California for a period of 8 years. Air pollution from traffic apparently keeps their lungs from developing properly.

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You might want to slather on the sunscreen before getting behind the wheel. Early research results suggest driving a lot can raise your chances of skin cancerskin cancer.

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Some folks faced with cancer seek out alternative cancer treatments that can complement traditional therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation, and pharmaceuticals. Alternative cancer treatments do not have any where near the debilitating side effects of these methods.

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A new national report on cancer and Canadians between the ages of 20 and 44 finds that young women are much more likely to die of cancer than young men. (more…)

A breast cancer family history, as well as a woman’s age and her own personal history of breast cancer, may help identify women at increased risk of developing ovarian cancer. (more…)

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