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'American Idol' Contestant, 32, Dies of Cancer

Joanne Borgella fought endometrial cancer

(Newser) - Former American Idol contestant Joanne Borgella died yesterday at the age of 32, after a lengthy fight with endometrial cancer, reports Fox . Her family lamented her "great loss" via a Facebook post: "At an early age, Joanne made a choice to serve and trust the Lord; and since... More »

Sugary Drinks Could Be Giving You Cancer: Study

Sweetened drinks linked to endometrial cancer in older women

(Newser) - Ladies, if you love sugary sodas, you might want to think twice before pouring that next glass. A new study links sweetened drinks to cancer in older women. Researchers at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health collected data about more than 23,000 postmenopausal women for the study,... More »

Seattle Woman Pens Moving Obituary— for Herself

Jane Catherine Lotter's obit has gone viral

(Newser) - It turns out there is at least one advantage to dying from Grade 3, Stage IIIC endometrial cancer, at least according to Jane Catherine Lotter: "you have time to write your own obituary." And so the 60-year-old Seattle author did just that, penning an obit that ran in... More »

Studies Suggest Our View of Cancer Is Outdated

It's not about a particular organ, it's about gene mutations

(Newser) - Two major studies of common cancers have zeroed in on the particular gene mutations associated with both, a breakthrough that could lead to better treatment for those with acute myeloid leukemia and endometrial cancer, reports the Boston Globe . But the studies also lend credence to a broader idea: that our... More »

Pregnant Over 30? There's a Cancer Benefit

Endometrial cancer risk reduced even more if in 40s

(Newser) - One upside to having a baby later in life: Pregnant women in their 30s and 40s may have a lower risk of developing endometrial cancer, LiveScience reports. Scientists looked at data from 17 separate studies involving women with and without the cancer, which develops in the uterus' lining. They found... More »

Obesity Linked to Cancers

Strong connections between weight and cancer in men and women

(Newser) - Researchers have identified a powerful link between being overweight and the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Strong links were discovered between obesity and cancer of the esophagus in men and women, and uterine endometrial and gallbladder cancers in women, reports WebMD. Researchers also found modest connections between obesity... More »

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