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Majority of women do not know early signs of breast cancer, finds global survey by Avon

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From: PR Newswire – Less than half (42%) are confident that they know what changes to their breast could be a sign of cancer – A quarter (25%) think that a lump is the only sign of breast cancer that can be identified without medical equipment – Avon Breast Cancer Promise launches today, a multi-year commitment to educating women about …

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42% Fewer U.S. Women Are Dying of Breast Cancer

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By: Alice Park From: time.com Breast cancer deaths are down in many countries worldwide—but some still have major work to do In the latest analysis of worldwide data from the World Health Organization, researchers led by Cecile Pizot from the International Research institute in Lyon, France, found that in 39 of the 47 countries studied, breast cancer death rates have …

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Exclusive: WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents

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By: Kate Kelland From: reuters.com The World Health Organization’s cancer agency – which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens – advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws. In a letter and an email seen by Reuters, officials from the International …

Breast cancers prove deadly for men, too

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Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of death in women, but few people realize men are also at risk. A lack of awareness and screening programs compounds the problem for male breast cancer patients. Miguel Rein was completely unaware men could get breast cancer before being diagnosed in 2012. The 53-year-old Paraguayan import-export worker had no family history …

Exercise is a powerful tool in the fight against cancer

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From KevinMD.com Written by James C. Salwitz, MD If you had cancer, how good would a treatment have to be, how much would it have to help, for you to use it?  How about if it gave you a 5% better chance of cure?  A 10% chance?  How about a 20% chance to be beat the disease using a treatment …

May is Stroke Awareness Month!

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From our friends at www.homecareassistance.com Worldwide, stroke is the second leading cause of death. According to the World Health Organization, 15 million people suffer from strokes each year. A stroke occurs when blood flow, and thus oxygen flow, to the brain is stopped.  The symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain affected. In some cases a person …