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    Mississippi mother's sore throat turned out to be cancer

    A mother is fighting to stay alive for her three-year-old son after she was diagnosed with stage 4 thyroid cancer just weeks after giving birth to him. Kristin Freeze, 35, fell sick with a sore throat and one swollen gland three weeks after delivering her first-born in 2014, and...
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    Birth control can lower cancer risk as well

    A recent Danish study has linked hormone-based birth control methods to an increased risk of breast cancer, but experts say these contraceptives have protective effects. The research published in The New England Journal of Medicine, scientists collected data from 1.8 million women between the ages of 15 and 49...
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    Doctors would prescribe marijuana to children with cancer

    The vast majority of doctors said they would prescribe medical marijuana to children with cancer but those who are certified to provide it are more reluctant to do so, a new study found. The survey showed that 92 percent of healthcare professionals were willing to help children with cancer...
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    Soy reduces side effects of breast cancer treatment

    Consuming soy foods and certain vegetables can reduce the menopausal side effects of breast cancer treatment, research suggests. These include soy milk, tofu and edamame and cruciferous veggies such as cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts, collard greens, bok choy and broccoli. Breast cancer survivors often experience side effects from cancer treatments...
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    Cancer father needs to raise funds for proton beam therapy

    A father with terminal cancer has spoken of the tear-jerking moment his children said all they want for Christmas is for ‘Daddy to be alive’.  Matthew Dons was initially given just 12 weeks to live after he was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 36 and was told the devastating...
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    Diabetes drug and aspirin boosts cancer drug effectiveness

    A widely-used diabetes drug and over-the-counter aspirin could help boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments, two studies suggest. Research has found that metformin – used to improve the way your body handles insulin – may slow breast cancer growth and reverse treatment resistance. Another study discovered adding aspirin to...
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    Jacqueline Gold speaks about her cancer journey

    Jacqueline Gold has revealed that the most difficult part of her breast cancer battle – which she kept secret for more than a year – was losing her hair. The Ann Summers founder, 57, who is now in recovery, was the picture of health on ITV’s Lorraine in her...
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    The wrong women are getting screened for breast cancer

    Extra screening measures are being taken to find breast cancer in women without a family history of the disease, while the women who need thorough screening most are not getting it, a new study reveals. This University of New Mexico study builds on previous research suggesting that wealthy, white...
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    Gum disease increases women's risk of breast cancer

    Bacteria that causes inflammation in the mouth enters the circulation via gums  Once in the bloodstream, they can enter breast tissue and lead to tumours Severe gum disease can affect the jaw bone and cause teeth to fall out Previous research reveals up to 54% of adults in the...