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The coronavirus brings new challenges to cancer care

How hospitals are managing cancer care during COVID-19

Illness

Genetic testing is helping prevent cancer and changing treatment plans

Genetic Testing Cancer Angelina Jolie

Health Stories

'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek reaches day that few pancreatic cancer patients see

Alex Trebek

Adult Health

Fish oil supplements may not protect against cancer – as previously believed

Fish oil supplements don't protect against -- may even increase prostate cancer risk

Adult Health

Minority patients benefit from having minority doctors, but that's a hard match to make

Minority doctor-patient relationship

Phil Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy to undergo surgery to remove tumor from kidney

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Prevention

Weight loss drug Belviq pulled from market due to cancer concerns

Belviq Cancer Risk FDA

Women's Health

Cervical cancer could be eliminated in the U.S. within 20 years, Harvard researchers say

Cervical cancer elimination

Men's Health

For advanced prostate cancer patients, statins offer hope of a longer life

Statins reduce mortality in prostate cancer patients

Illness

Shuttered Philly refinery measured worst in U.S. for cancer-causing benzene, report says

PES Benzene Refinery

Crime

Former drug exec who killed wife in 2004 now in trouble for selling fake cancer cures for dogs

Jonathan Nyce Dog Cancer

Prisons

Pennsylvania woman battling cancer in prison after stealing groceries

Lebanon County Correctional Facility

Adult Health

U.S. life expectancy increases for first time in four years, CDC report shows

CDC life expectancy rises

Alternative Medicine

Magic mushrooms may improve depression among cancer patients, NYU study finds

Magic mushrooms cancer depression

Children's Health

Sixers' Matisse Thybulle supports Abington teen in dire need of bone marrow transplant

Juwan Adams Thybulle

Health News

Does Tylenol cause cancer? California considers declaring acetaminophen a carcinogen

Tylenol Acetaminophen Cancer Carcinogen

Illness

Scientists have yet to 'cure' cancer, but significant advancements have improved survival rates

Cancer cure radiation treatment survival rates

Illness

Cancer death rate falls by largest one-year drop ever recorded

Cancer mortality rate drops

Women's Health

Another study fails to find definitive link between talc powder and ovarian cancer, despite lawsuits alleging it exists

No definitive link found between talc powder and ovarian cancer

Men's Health

Men with testicular cancer may only need one round of chemo, study says

less chemotherapy testicular cancer

Fitness

Hate exercise? Small increases in physical activity can make a big difference

Exercise Tips New Year's Resolutions

Men's Health

A New Year's resolution for older men: Undergo a prostate exam

New Year's Resolution: Prostate exam

Illness

Proton therapy lessens cancer treatment's side effects compared to traditional radiation, Penn study finds

Proton Therapy Penn

Opinion

Ten defining health care achievements of the 2010s, from artificial intelligence to immunotherapy

Affordable Care Act Obama 2010s

Health News

Jefferson, Temple sign definitive agreement for sale of Fox Chase Cancer Center

Jeff Temple Fox Chase

Flyers

Players, fans of Oskar Lindblom's former Swedish team show support for Flyers' forward after cancer diagnosis

Brynas Oskar Lindblom banner

Prevention

Weight loss may reduce breast cancer risk for post-menopausal women, study finds

Breast cancer risk lower weight loss

Flyers

Flyers' Oskar Lindblom diagnosed with rare bone cancer; receives outpouring of support

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Illness

Even drinking just a little alcohol increases cancer risk, study finds

Drinking alcohol cancer risk

Women's Health

Hair dye and straightener may increase risk for breast cancer, study says

Hair dye breast cancer risk

Illness

Gov. Wolf funds two studies on fracking health impacts, possible cancer link in Pennsylvania

Fracking PA Studies

Adult Health

How to know whether a clinical trial is right for you

Fitness

How to measure your body mass index – and what it means for your health

Obesity Body Mass Index scores

Illness

Anthrax could offer next frontier of bladder cancer treatment, researchers say

Anthrax Bladder Cancer

Women's Health

Women with diabetes are less likely to get cancer screenings, study finds

Women with diabetes are less likely to get screened for cancer

Wellness

Getting enough sleep is crucial to people with chronic diseases

Sleep deprivation and chronic diseases

Illness

Penn's first tests of gene editing technology found safe in trials with cancer patients

Abramson CRISPR

Illness

Eating yogurt and fiber may reduce the risk of lung cancer, study finds

probiotic yogurt

Illness

Blood test can help predict prognosis for some brain cancer patients, Penn researchers say

Penn Medicine glioblastoma blood test

Illness

Penn Medicine breaks ground in Lancaster on Pa.'s second proton therapy site

Penn Medicine proton therapy lancaster

Illness

Six common cancer myths debunked

Cancer myths debunked

Prevention

What to know before your first mammogram

What to know about mammograms

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