News tagged with cancer risk factors

Frequent dental X-rays linked to most common brain tumor

People who received frequent dental x-rays in the past have an increased risk of developing the most commonly diagnosed primary brain tumor in the United States. That is the finding of a study published early online in Cancer, a peer ...

Apr 10, 2012
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Melanoma a big threat to older men

(HealthDay) -- Older men have an increased risk of developing melanoma, but most are careless about sun protection and do not know how to properly check themselves for signs of skin cancer, a new survey reveals.

May 18, 2012
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People with allergies may have lower risk of brain tumors

(Medical Xpress) -- New research adds to the growing body of evidence suggesting that there's a link between allergies and reduced risk of a serious type of cancer that starts in the brain. This study suggests the reduced ...

Aug 03, 2012
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No apparent link between sleep apnea and cancer

Obstructive sleep apnea, in which people stop breathing for short periods while sleeping, affects about 5% of Canadian adults aged 45 years or older and can negatively affect health. More than 1 in 5 adult ...

Aug 05, 2014
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Heart disease may be a risk factor for prostate cancer

In a large analysis of men participating in a prostate drug trial, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute found a significant correlation between coronary artery disease and prostate cancer, suggesting the two conditions ...

Feb 08, 2012
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Finding a tumor suppressor's groove

The tumor suppressor protein called adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) is a central genetic risk factor for colorectal cancer. In fact, mutations that potentially alter the structure or function of this protein ...

Feb 17, 2012
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