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A woman receives a mammogram screening. (credit: Getty Images/D. Clarke Evans/NBAE)

Report: We Control Many Breast Cancer Risk Factors

According to a new report, women concerned about breast cancer should worry less about cellphones and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests.

12/07/2011

(FILE PHOTO) Detail of a person with a malignant melanoma, which is a malignant skin tumor. (credit: American Cancer Society/Getty Images)

New Device Uses Light To Screen For Melanoma

The FDA has approved a first-of-its-kind device, called MelaFind, that makes detailed, digital images of skin growths and uses a computer to analyze them for signs of cancer.

11/02/2011

A view of a close up of a lung x-ray of a cigarette smoker. (credit: American Cancer Society via Getty Images)

Study: Lung Cancer X-Ray Screenings Have No Benefit

Routine chest X-rays do not prevent lung cancer deaths, not even in smokers or former smokers, according to a big government study challenging a once common type of screening.

10/26/2011

Lasers are precisely pinpointed on a patient with prostate cancer at a radiation oncology center. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Panel Advises Against Prostate Cancer Screening

No major medical group recommends routine PSA blood tests to check men for prostate cancer, and now a government panel is saying they do more harm than good.

10/07/2011

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‘Amazing’ Therapy Wipes Out Leukemia In Study

Scientists are reporting the first clear success with a new approach for treating leukemia — turning the patients’ own blood cells into assassins that hunt and destroy their cancer cells.

08/11/2011

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North Texas Patients Among 1st To Get 3D Mammograms

One of the biggest mammography centers in North Texas is now using a new form of breast examination that could eventually make the traditional mammography obsolete.

07/22/2011

A researcher extracts fluid from a vial at a lab. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Local Mom Happy As Experimental Cancer Vaccine Treatment Ends

Nearly nine months ago, CBS 11 News began following a North Texas cancer patient as she started a new Dallas-based vaccine clinical trial. Find out how the vaccine is working and the changes it’s made in the Frisco mother’s life.

05/31/2011

Lance Armstrong prepares to take part in the Cancer Council Classic cycling race in Adelaide on January 16, 2011. (credit: Mark Gunter/AFP/Getty Images)

Lance Armstrong Backs Tobacco Tax Initiative Proposal

Cycling champ and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong said Monday he is backing a proposed tax on tobacco in California to fund cancer and tobacco-related illness research. The Texan said he had good reasons for co-chairing the campaign.

CBSDFW.COM–03/01/2011

Two doctors review images of a prostate with cancer before performing a bracytherapy operation. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer Treatment

A new experimental test may someday help doctors with one of the most vexing problems in cancer therapy: identifying which prostate cancer patients need aggressive treatment.

CBSDFW.COM–02/02/2011

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Texas Center Part Of Single Cell Cancer Test Trials

A blood test so sensitive that it can spot a single cancer cell lurking among a billion healthy ones is moving one step closer to being available at your doctor’s office.

01/03/2011