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Daily Aspirin Cuts Cancer Risk, but...

Concerns remain about side effects, including bleeding

(Newser) - Researchers in Britain are trumpeting the benefits of taking aspirin daily following a new investigation that suggests it could cut the risk of certain cancers. Data from 200 studies indicates that bowel, esophageal, and stomach cancer cases and deaths could drop 30% to 40% if people took the drug every... More »

Your Breath Can Reveal ... Stomach Cancer?

Scientists develop new diagnostic test

(Newser) - Scientists have developed a test that can detect stomach cancer with 90% accuracy—based on a patient's breath, the BBC reports. This test sounds monumentally less unpleasant than the current method for diagnosing stomach cancer, which involves a probe and a camera being passed through the mouth and down... More »

Mubarak Has Stomach Cancer: Lawyer

Activists worry health reports exaggerated to avoid trial

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak has stomach cancer, his lawyer says, amid conflicting reports that are emerging two months before the former Egyptian president’s trial. Word that Mubarak has cancer has circulated since he had a growth removed from his intestine last year; today, his lawyer told AFP that the 83-year-old has... More »

Sen. Lautenberg Diagnosed With Stomach Cancer

New Jersey Dem still plans to finish term, run again in 2014

(Newser) - Frank Lautenberg, New Jersey’s 86-year-old senior senator, is set to undergo chemotherapy today, less than 24 hours after being diagnosed with treatable stomach cancer. Lautenberg is expected to recover, and says he still expects to finish out his term, and run for reelection in 2014. “This doesn’t... More »

Baby Broccoli Staves Off Cancer

A chemical in sprouts helps fight cancer-causing bacteria

(Newser) - Broccoli is good for you, but its proto-form might be even better, according to a new study. Eating a couple ounces of broccoli sprouts daily for two months helped patients infected with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known to cause ulcers and stomach cancer. The baby broccoli reduced inflammation and infection... More »

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