Thursday, July 31, 2014 Av 4, 5774
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By Diane McManus, Special Sections Feature
Most advice on avoiding cancer can be followed painlessly enough: Don’t smoke; limit sun exposure; eat healthy, low-fat foods; exercise regularly. None of these requires time in a doctor’s office. Follow these words of wisdom, and we’ll be fine, correct? To an extent, yes: a healthy lifestyle can help minimize visits to the doctor, and countless studies show the positive...
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Diane McManus, Special Sections Feature
“Location, location, location”— this is a popular maxim among real estate agents and home buyers, determining the price and desirability of a property. But it also has some relevance in the fight against cancer, with debates about which countries have the lowest cancer rates and/or the highest survival rates. Can we increase our life­span by where we live? Prevent cancer...
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Lauren Kramer, Special Sections Feature
Chances are we all know someone who has had breast cancer. The most common cancer to afflict women, it accounts for 29 percent of all cancers suffered by women, followed by lung cancer at 14 percent and colorectal at 9 percent. The pink ribbon designating support of breast cancer research is ubiquitous, so we know there’s lots of research ongoing...
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Testicular malignancies affect a younger demographic than prostate tumors
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Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
Prostate cancer and PSA scores have gotten a lot of airtime and print for a variety of reasons, ranging from media exposure like pharmaceutical ads to celebrity survivors of the illness. Testicular cancer may not have as much media play at the moment or as many diagnoses (8,000 new diagnoses every year, compared to 200,000 for prostate cancer), but its...
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Are certain cancers hereditary — or are there other reasons for disease clusters among related generations
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Elyse Glickman, Special Sections Feature
With the concept of “pre-existing conditions” making front-page news in the ongoing tug-of-war focused on U.S. health care, it is not surprising that an increasing number of Americans are making more of a concerted effort to track their family health history. Research reveals that regular check-ups and informative websites barely scratch the surface when it comes to family legacies. Indeed,...
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