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Gene flaws common in blacks with breast cancer

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers have found that gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer in black women may be behind more cases of the disease in black woman than previously thought. A study […]

06/03/2013

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Jolie aunt dies of breast cancer days after op-ed

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Less than two weeks after Angelina Jolie revealed she’d had a double mastectomy to avoid breast cancer, her aunt died from the disease Sunday. Debbie Martin died at age 61 at […]

05/27/2013

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Pitt says it was important for Jolie to go public

NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt says it was important for his partner, Angelina Jolie, to share her story about having her breasts removed to avoid cancer “and that others would understand it doesn’t have […]

05/15/2013

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Teens help each other pay for cancer treatment

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — In a normal school setting, Tony Colton and Ashley Krueger probably wouldn’t cross paths. He’s 13. She’s 18. He’s short and outgoing. She’s about 6 feet tall and serious. He’s […]

05/08/2013

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Drive Away Cancer takes cause to the streets

One man, trying to cheer up his friend suffering from cancer had an idea and it’s gone national. David Stursma with Moss Motors tells Maggie and Michael about a program called Drive Away Cancer.

04/29/2013

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Radio columnist Gary Lycan dies at age 68

Orange Country Register radio columnist Gary Lycan has died. He was 68. For most of his time at the Register, he was an editor, and the paper says the radio column was “launched almost by accident.”

04/10/2013

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Calif. law requires new warning after breast exam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California women will get more information following their routine breast examinations under a state law that is now in effect.

04/01/2013

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Scientists find new gene markers for cancer risk

NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists say DNA testing has uncovered dozens of genetic markers tied to breast, prostate and ovarian cancer. The international effort detailed today involved more than 100 institutions and testing of 200,000 people.

03/27/2013

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Study: Radiation for breast cancer can harm hearts

(AP) – Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests.

03/13/2013

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Aspirin may prevent melanoma in women

We know aspirin relieves pain and prevents heart attacks. Now we learn through a new study it may also help reduce a woman’s risk for melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer.

03/11/2013

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