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Cancer survivors' melanoma risk, meditation and weight loss, and other cancer news

Cancer survivors' melanoma risk, meditation and weight loss, and other cancer news

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A new survey shows that few breast cancer survivors said that having a follow-up appointment over the phone or online with a medial professional instead of an in-person check up would ease stress and worry.

Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that meditation could be a key in helping people to control their weight.

New research shows a link between having type 2 diabetes and an  increased risk for postmenopausal breast cancer.

melanoma_vs_normal_molePeople who survive one melanoma diagnosis have a higher risk of developing another aggressive skin cancer. But now, new research is showing that survivors of non-skin cancers may have an increased risk of melanoma as well.

(melanoma vs. healthy moles pictured at right)

New findings at Queen's University shed light on the possible cause of the immune system’s resistance to cancer cells. And also indicates that a heart drug may be effective in managing certain cancers.

Going though difficult experiences like an assault, a natural disaster, or the loss of a loved one can be psychologically damaging. But new research shows that small amounts of trauma can actually help people become more resilient.

Extra vitamin D and calcium may help protect against fractures in elderly people.  But new studies show that there is no increased cancer risk associated with this.

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