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Cancer deaths drop overall, but now top cause in many states

Early detection, better treatments contributed to 23 percent decline in two decades, report shows

Jan. 7, 2016 | By Bill Briggs / Fred Hutch News Service

Heightened health habits and better medicine are curbing cancer’s killing force in America as the nation’s death rate from all malignancies dropped 23 percent during the past two decades, a new analysis shows. But declining rates of heart disease have made cancer the top cause of death in 21 states.

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How growing a mustache raises awareness for men’s health

Fred Hutch's Dr. Jonathan Wright answered questions about Movember in our latest tweet chat

Nov. 25, 2015 | By Fred Hutch News Service

Have you noticed that many of you coworkers sporting a mo this month? Dr. Jonathan Wright answers questions on twitter about Movember.

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Bulk it up: High-fiber laxatives linked to lower colorectal cancer risk

But non-fiber types may actually boost risk of disease, Fred Hutch analysis finds

Oct. 8, 2014 | By JoNel Aleccia / Fred Hutch News Service

When irregularity strikes, what do you do? If you’re like roughly 20 percent of Americans, you reach for a laxative to help ease symptoms of occasional constipation. But a large new prospective study of more than 75,000 adults in western Washington finds that the type of laxative you take may influence your risk for colorectal cancer.

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Step away from the salami

Processed meat combined with a common gene variant may result in a higher risk for colon cancer

April 17, 2014 | By Linda Carroll

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Vanquishing colon cancer

Screening credited for decline in incidence, mortality

March 18, 2014 | By Mary Engel

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Cancer deaths decline, but more could be prevented through lifestyle changes, screening

New report by the American Cancer Society estimates 585,000 in the U.S. will die of cancer in 2014

Jan. 9, 2014 | By Diane Mapes

Cancer deaths have declined according to American Cancer Society report, but more could be prevented through lifestyle changes and screening.

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