February 20, 2018 by Contributor in Cancer
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Alpha-Fetoprotein Blood Test

What is the alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test? The most abundant plasma protein found in the human fetus is alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). AFP is a protein normally made by the immature liver cells in the fetus. Healthy, nonpregnant adults have very low levels of AFP in the bloodstream (undetectable to about 10

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February 20, 2018 by Contributor in Cancer
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Facial Cancer Decimating Tasmanian Devil Population

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A contagious cancer has put Tasmanian devils at risk for extinction in the wild, researchers say. The contagious cancer, known as facial tumor disease, is found only in Tasmanian devils — notoriously cantankerous animals now found in the wild only

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February 20, 2018 by Contributor in Cancer
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Newer Breast MRI May Be More Accurate and Easier

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A new type of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) that doesn’t use a contrast agent appears better at detecting what’s really cancer and what’s likely just a harmless lesion, researchers report. In a study in Germany, the

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February 19, 2018 by Contributor in Cancer
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Family History of Breast Cancer Matters, Even for Older Women

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Feb. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with a family history of breast cancer remain at higher risk for breast cancer even after age 65, a new study suggests. The findings could influence screening recommendations for older women, said researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, in

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February 19, 2018 by Contributor in Cancer
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Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke

Latest Cancer News SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn. “Cigarette smoking is probably the single most harmful thing you can do to your health,” said Jonathan Foulds, a

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February 15, 2018 by Contributor in Cancer
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Radiation Therapy

What is radiation therapy? In radiation therapy (also called radiotherapy), invisible high-energy rays or beams of subatomic particles are used to damage cancer cells and can stop them from growing and dividing. This ultimately can kill the cancer cells treated with radiation. A specialist in radiation therapy is called a

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