American Cancer Society

Study says many lung cancer tumors prove harmless

CHICAGO (AP) — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems. The analysis suggests the […]

12/09/2013

Bottle tops of Coca-Cola 8 oz. bottles are shown in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Coke to defend safety of aspartame in new ad

NEW YORK (AP) — Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners on Wednesday, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda. The […]

08/13/2013

Jonathan Ball, right, introduces Marta Drexler, an ovarian cancer patient, to McBaine who is in the first round of training for a study that will eventually involve detecting cancerous tissue at Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Dogs help sniff out ovarian cancer in Pa. study

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Researchers trying to develop a diagnostic tool for ovarian cancer are hoping dogs’ keen sense of smell will lead them down the right path. An early detection device that combines old-fashioned olfactory […]

08/09/2013

A member of 'intelligent knife' development team uses the knife on a piece of animal muscle during a demonstration at St Mary's Hospital in London, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

LONDON (AP) — Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer. An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they’ve removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives […]

07/17/2013

Actor Michael Douglas (AP Photo)

HPV a growing cause of upper throat cancer

ATLANTA (AP) — Actor Michael Douglas’ comments about throat cancer have thrown a spotlight on cancer risks from a sexually spread virus. The virus, HPV, is best known for causing cervical cancer. But experts say […]

06/03/2013

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Cancer Society says sweet smokes aimed at kids

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — They come in brightly colored, shiny packages in fun flavors like chocolate, blueberry, gummy bear, wine and pink berry. But the American Cancer Society says the little cigars and packages of […]

05/31/2013

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Pa. woman using purple toilets to fight cancer

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman is using purple toilets to raise money to fight cancer. The Express-Times reports Rebecca Szabo-Silfies and her two young sons have been leaving the commodes on lawns around […]

05/28/2013

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Gene test may help guide prostate cancer treatment

(AP) – A new genetic test to gauge the aggressiveness of prostate cancer may help tens of thousands of men each year decide whether they need to treat their cancer right away or can safely […]

05/07/2013

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Women have caught up to men on lung cancer risk

(AP) — U.S. women who smoke today have a much greater risk of dying from lung cancer than they did decades ago, partly because they are starting younger and smoking more — that is, they are lighting up like men, new research shows.

01/23/2013

Cancer death rates

Report: Death rate from cancer still inching down

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers say death rates from cancer are continuing to inch down. Cancer deaths began slowly dropping during the 1990s, and today’s report shows the trend holding.

01/07/2013

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