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Category: disease detection

Colonoscopy saves lives

Colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death among men and women in the United States, but some colon cancers can be prevented with regular testing. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so there couldn’t be a better time to learn the facts about colon cancer and more »

Steve Jobs didn’t have to die: Cancer doctor

Interestingly Setve Jobs pancreatic cancer may have been curable had he taken the conventional tretament route, so so says this cancer researcher. Article: Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer? Of all people, it seems, death for Steve could have been obsolete.

How’s your health? Check your telomeres

Science writer Thea Singer (on twitter: @theasinger1) has been poking me for getting it wrong with telomeres. Being relatively new to health science writing, I appreciate her gentle berating because this stuff is complicated. Telomeres are little caps on your DNA that get smaller each time a cell divides. Their more »