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ICYMI, July 13, 2018

Feature story ‘It’s not just a girl problem’: When offering HPV vaccine, doctors advised to focus on cancer prevention TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (Chicago Tribune) – In her children’s pediatrician’s office two years ago, Lockport mother Kelly DiFilippo declined the HPV vaccine for her oldest daughter, and “no one batted an eye,” she said. But when it […]

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ICYMI, July 6, 2018

Feature story HPV test is better than Pap smear at detecting precancerous cervical changes, study says TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (The Washington Post) — A test for HPV detects precancerous changes of the cervix earlier and more accurately than the Pap smear, according to a large clinical trial published Tuesday The randomized, controlled study — the […]

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ICYMI, June 29, 2018

Feature story Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 — (TIME) Flight attendants are exposed to a number of known cancer-causing risks, but few studies have rigorously quantified that risk, and researchers say they are an understudied occupational group. The Harvard Flight Attendant Health Study (FAHS), begun in […]

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ICYMI, June 22, 2018

Feature story Smoking hits all-time low in U.S. TUESDAY, June 19, 2018 (NBC News) — About 14 percent of U.S adults were smokers last year, down from about 16 percent the year before, government figures show. There hadn’t been much change the previous two years, but it’s been clear there’s been a general decline and […]

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ICYMI, June 15, 2018

Feature story New $100 Genetic Test Identifies Men Who Have Vastly Increased Chance Of Developing Prostate Cancer MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (Forbes) — A new DNA “spit test” for prostate cancer can identify men who have an increased risk of developing the disease. The research published today in Nature Genetics, funded by an international team […]

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ICYMI, June 8, 2018

Feature story A big question answered about treating early-stage breast cancer MONDAY, June 4, 2018 (The Washington Post) — One of the big questions facing women with early-stage breast cancer is whether to be treated with chemotherapy to reduce their risks that the cancer will return. A new study presented Sunday at the annual meeting […]

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ICYMI, June 1, 2018

Feature story Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 (CNN)   If you’re in your mid-40s and haven’t had your colon checked, it might be time. The American Cancer Society’s newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get […]

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ICYMI, May 25, 2018

Feature Story Cancer-Related Deaths Are Dropping In The US, But Some Types Are On The Rise TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 (Buzzfeed News) — Overall, the cancer mortality rate — the number of deaths per 100,000 people — is dropping in the US, including most of the common cancers such as lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate, according […]

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ICYMI, May 18, 2018

Feature Story More men with low-risk prostate cancer are forgoing aggressive treatment TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (The Washington Post) — American doctors are successfully persuading increasing numbers of men with low-risk prostate cancer to reject immediate surgery and radiation in favor of surveillance, a trend that is sparing men’s sexual health without increasing their risk of […]

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ICYMI, May 11, 2018

Feature Story New prostate cancer screening guidelines focus on patient choice TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (CBS News)   More men could receive PSA blood tests for prostate cancer under revised guidelines released Tuesday by the nation’s leading panel on preventive medicine. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends that men aged 55 to […]