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Many cancers detected late in US: study

Almost half of cervical and colorectal cancers in the United States are diagnosed in the late stages of the disease when treatment is unlikely to help, a US government survey said Wednesday.

dateNov 24, 2010 in Cancer
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New mammogram study stirs debate for women in 40s

(AP) -- A new study from Sweden is stirring fresh debate over whether women in their 40s should get mammograms. It suggests that the breast cancer screening test can lower the risk of dying of the disease by 26 percent or ...

dateSep 29, 2010 in Cancer
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Mammogram sensitivity depends on menstrual cycle

Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to have regular mammograms. This recommendation ...

dateDec 06, 2010 in Cancer
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The mammogram debate

When Mette Kalager published the results of her study of routine mammography screening in two Norwegian counties in September, controversy erupted.

dateMar 10, 2011 in Cancer
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