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Breast scans show increased cancers

Women whose jobs expose them to certain chemicals in early adulthood may have an increased risk of breast cancer. Canadian researchers studied the effects of chemicals and pollutants on women who were diagnosed with breast cancer after menopause. Those exposed to synthetic fibers and petroleum products -- fuel-burning byproducts --...

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Lung scans, blood tests detect lung cancer

Lung scans for cancer have a high incidence of false positives. New research indicates that specialized blood tests should be performed in conjunction with the scans to prevent expensive testing and undue stress on the part of the patient. UCLA researchers have created a blood test that looks for 40...

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