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Medical News Today: Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

The results of a new study have shown that the epigenetic changes associated with cigarette smoking build up over time to trigger lung cancer. New research has revealed how long-term exposure to cigarette smoke may alter lung cells in ways ...

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Medical News Today: Small cell lung cancer: Cause of treatment resistance discovered

The results of a new study have given scientists the answer to the question of what causes treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer, which could lead to new drug options. A team of researchers has discovered a biological explanation ...

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Medical News Today: Aspirin may cut breast cancer risk for women with diabetes

Low-dose aspirin may reduce breast cancer risk for women with diabetes, researchers suggest. Researchers have long known that diabetes can increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. A new study, however, suggests that this risk could be significantly reduced with ...

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Hero firefighter Ray Pfeifer dies from 9/11-related cancer

May 28 (UPI) — Former New York firefighter Ray Pfeifer, hailed as a hero for lobbying to fund health care for fellow 9/11 first-responders while battling terminal cancer, died Sunday. He was 59. Pfeifer spent eight months combing rubble at ...

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Medical News Today: Compound in aged cheese may prevent liver cancer, boost longevity

A new study suggests that there may be a simple way to help reduce the risk of liver cancer and extend lifespan: consume mushrooms, soy, whole grains, aged cheese, and other foods rich in spermidine. Spermidine – a compound found ...

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Medical News Today: Breast cancer: Anatomy and early warning signs

Certain changes in the breast may be early signs of breast cancer. Knowing what these changes look like can help people access the right treatment, as soon as possible. Understanding the different parts of the breast and their functions can ...

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Medical News Today: Foods to eat and foods to avoid to fight breast cancer

While there is no one single food or diet that can prevent or cause breast cancer, diet is an area in which individual choices can make a real difference. Breast cancer is a complex disease with many contributing factors. ...

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Medical News Today: Could antidepressants stop prostate cancer from spreading?

In almost all cases where prostate cancer spreads to other areas of the body, the disease spreads to the bone first. In a new study, researchers reveal the discovery of an enzyme that helps prostate cancer cells to invade bone. ...

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Study shows drug may prevent infertility in cancer patients

Feb. 13 (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio, or UTSA, have found that a drug previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients could also prevent infertility. Infertility is a common problem for cancer patients, ...

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Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer screening initiative shows promise

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and the third most common cancer in men and women. Every day, 400 people in the U.S. are newly diagnosed with the disease. Researchers at the ...

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