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New Tool Estimates Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

The screening guidelines for colorectal cancer are pretty much one size fits all. They  recommend that everyone seek screening at the age of 50. But a new tool allows doctors to predict an individual’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. This can help doctors decide when screenings are necessary for each of their patients. Brian J. Wells, MD, PhD, of the Department … Read More

Does Soy Boost Your Breast Cancer Risk?

If you’re at high risk for breast cancer and worry about the implications of eating that plate of tofu stir-fry, don’t put down your chopsticks just yet. Soy in its natural form does not rank high on the list of contributing factors for this disease, says oncologist Alberto Montero, MD. Soy products contain isoflavones, which are … Read More

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Jolie’s Choice: Why Have a Preventive Mastectomy?

When a woman decides to have her breasts removed to prevent cancer, the choice is never easy. But it can be the right choice — with the right information. When actress Angelina Jolie announced today in The New York Times that she had a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy, she brought new attention to this procedure. … Read More