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A New Rx for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
The FDA recently fast-tracked a promising new treatment for pancreatic cancer. And today, the agency approved that treatment.
This Common Diabetes Rx May Be Safer Than Previously Thought
Weighing the benefits of medications against their potential risks is a common conundrum for many doctors. But, for one common diabetes medication, that decision may have gotten a little easier.
Smoking Might Be Even More Dangerous Than You Think
There are countless reasons to quit smoking. And new data may add 12 more reasons to the list.
Cigars Not a Safe Cigarette Alternative
There’s a common notion that cigars may be safer to smoke than cigarettes because they are often not inhaled. New evidence, however, suggests that cigar smoking may pose some serious health threats.
Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups
Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.
Biopsy Myth Busted
Sometimes a biopsy is just a biopsy. This cancer screening procedure didn't spread cancer cells in patients, despite a myth that it might.
Cancer Screening May Benefit Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients may need to take extra precautions to lower their risk for cancer or catch it early.
Some Cases of Pancreatic Cancer May Be Genetic
Parents may pass on more than eye and hair color to their children. New research suggests children may be more likely to develop pancreatic cancer if a parent had it.
Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Low-dose aspirin, commonly used to prevent heart attack and stroke, may have another use: protecting against one of the deadliest cancers.
Another Risk Factor for Pancreatic Cancer
Cigarette smoking and diabetes are associated with a higher risk of pancreatic cancer. Now another risk factor for this cancer has been confirmed.