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Cancer diagnosis raises risk of heart attack and suicide, study says

Amina Khan LA Times Within the first week of being diagnosed with cancer, patients were 12.6 times more likely to commit suicide and 5.6 times more likely to die of a heart attack. Cancer can kill long before malignant tumors … Continue reading

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DNA analysis shows huge genetic diversity in tumours

Fergus Walsh BBC News aking a sample from one part of a tumour may not reveal its full genetic identity, according to research by scientists from Cancer Research UK (CRUK). They carried out the first genome-wide analysis of the genetic … Continue reading

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Colon cancer study backs blood stool screening test

Gene Emery Reuters Although colon cancer screening is recommended by many organizations, less clear is which method is best to detect tumors and precancerous lesions. A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a relatively inexpensive … Continue reading

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Intensive diabetes care cuts kidney complications

Source: Reuters Early, aggressive treatment of type 1 diabetes cut the risk of kidney disease in half in a study that followed a group of diabetics since the 1980s, U.S. researchers said on Saturday. The findings, published in the New … Continue reading

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