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Report: We Control Many Breast Cancer Risk FactorsAccording 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.
New Device Uses Light To Screen For MelanomaThe 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.
Study: Lung Cancer X-Ray Screenings Have No BenefitRoutine 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.
Panel Advises Against Prostate Cancer ScreeningNo 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.
'Amazing' Therapy Wipes Out Leukemia In StudyScientists 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.
North Texas Patients Among 1st To Get 3D MammogramsOne 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.
Local Mom Happy As Experimental Cancer Vaccine Treatment EndsNearly 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.
Lance Armstrong Backs Tobacco Tax Initiative ProposalCycling 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.
New Test May Help Guide Prostate Cancer TreatmentA 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.
Texas Center Part Of Single Cell Cancer Test TrialsA 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.
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