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JPP reflects on keeping his promise to 7-year-old fan with cancer

Jason Pierre-Paul knows how to keep a promise. Last week the Giants defensive end received a visit from a 7-year-old fan named Hayden — who is battling cancer — as the Garden of Dreams Foundation arranged for him to visit ...

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Even moderate drinking may increase cancer risk … slightly

The alcohol industry was accused of attempting to downplay the beverage’s connection to an increased risk of seven different types of cancer, and new research published by the journal Drug and Alcohol Review reveals that even “responsible drinking” bears a ...

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Prostate cancer is more treatable than ever — if caught early

Options for treating prostate cancer have improved dramatically in recent years. We still have to battle the disease, but most of the time, we win. Over the course of a lifetime, about one in seven men will develop prostate cancer, ...

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Man fakes cancer, uses donations to buy video games, marijuana

A Minnesota man was arrested after authorities say he faked having terminal cancer in order to trick people into giving him money, which he then spent on video games and marijuana. The Faribault Police Department was tipped off to Jeremiah ...

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Breast cancer kills black women at a higher rate than white women

The American Cancer Society said in a new report that as of 2015, white women have a 39% greater chance of surviving breast cancer than black women. The study noted that while deaths from breast cancer declined overall by nearly ...

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Dr. Samadi: Being overweight is linked to 40% of cancer cases

Here’s one more reason to reach a healthier body weight — a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says cancers associated with being overweight or obese account for 40% of all diagnoses of the disease ...

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Hope is rising on a cure for rare childhood cancer DIPG

On Nov. 15, music producer and promoter John (Gungie) Rivera will host the ninth annual celebrity fundraising gala for the Cristian Rivera Foundation. Named in honor of his young son who lost a battle with cancer in 2009, Rivera has ...

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Dr. Samadi: 3 steps for the early detection of breast cancer

October is typically associated with fall colors of orange, yellow and red, but pink is another color you may be noticing quite a bit during this time of year. That is because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the ...

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BRCA1 breast cancer gene discovery opens treatment possibilities

It’s been 20 years since the BRCA1 gene was found to predispose women to breast cancer, and researchers at Yale have pinpointed what about the gene’s mutation leads to cancer. The team’s findings, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, can ...

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus reveals she has breast cancer

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed Thursday she has breast cancer, tweeting her news along with a message about health care. “1 in 8 women get breast cancer,” the “Veep” star posted on Twitter. “Today, I’m the one.” The 56-year-old actress’ note ...

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