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Cancer mortality continues steady decline, driven by progress against lung cancer

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The cancer death rate declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop in cancer mortality ever reported. The news comes from Cancer Statistics, 2020, the latest edition of the American Cancer Society’s annual report on cancer rates and trends. The steady 26-year decline in overall cancer mortality is driven by …

Through my eyes: Surviving cancer twice

“Helen, I’m so sorry to tell you that you have stage 4 ovarian cancer.” I will never forget hearing those words. Nothing could ever prepare you for hearing your doctor say you have¬†cancer. My life flashed before my eyes. I was in disbelief. How could I have cancer for the second time in my life? I was only 48 years …

Does talc powder cause ovarian cancer?

Does using powder in the genital area increase the risk of ovarian cancer? A new data analysis of over 250,000 women found no link, but the authors urge caution as the study may not be large enough. Some people use powder on their genitals to reduce moisture, friction, or odor. Most powder products, which some people call talcum powder or …

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