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Cancer Signs Women Might Miss
Many cancers are not detected until it's too late. But there are some early signs of cancer that women might overlook. Knowing the symptoms to look for can help a doctor diagnose cancer early, which can boost the odds of successful treatment.
Becoming Hepatitis Aware
The liver may not be something we think about on a daily basis, but it's one of our vital organs. Hepatitis is a group of conditions that can harm the liver, and much like the organ itself, these conditions may be overlooked.
A Way to Spot Liver Cancer Sooner in Cirrhosis Patients
People with scarring of their liver (known as cirrhosis) are at risk for liver cancer. New research suggests there may be a way to detect this cancer earlier, thus improving survival odds.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Why Liver Cancer Rates Are Soaring in Minorities
New cases of liver cancer have tripled in the last three decades. The largest increases in incidence are being seen in Latinos. Why is that?
Liver Cancer Isn’t a Coffee Drinker
One of the world's most popular beverages — coffee — may be more than a great way to jump start the day. Mounting evidence suggests coffee beans are full of healthy compounds that may help ward off a number of diseases, including cancer.
Does NSAID Use Impact GI Cancers?
Aspirin is an intriguing medicine because it helps to control inflammation, which plays a big role in a number of diseases — including cancer. So does aspirin help prevent and treat certain types of cancer?
Let Your Liver Enjoy More Coffee
Scientists haven’t pinpointed the exact reason why coffee may be able to protect the liver from cancer. But they have found a good bit of evidence to support coffee’s role in reducing the risk of liver cancer.
Statins May Reduce Liver Cancer Risks
Statins have been around for years to help lower cholesterol. Research has suggested that these medicines may help prevent cancer. A new study supports the mounting evidence.
Cancer Gone in 60 Seconds
Now this is amazing! An international team of researchers has found a way to watch in real time the assassination of cancer. In about a minute, they could literally see liver tumors shrink. How cool is that?