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Conquering Cancer

FILE PHOTO: A French doctor performs a colonoscopy on a patient at the...

Colon cancer screening should start at age 45: U.S. task force

Routine screening for colorectal cancer in people deemed at average risk should begin at age 45 - earlier than previous guidelines to start screening at 50 - due to rising incidence of the disease in younger adults, according to new recommendations from a U.S. task force.

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the World Health Organization (WHO), is seen before a...

WHO takes aim at cervical cancer to reduce cases, deaths

Vaccinating nine in 10 girls under 15 against cervical cancer, and improved screening and treatment of women could reduce infections by 40% and save 5 million lives by 2050, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

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Sample analysis tubes are seen in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton, July 15, 2013. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth