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Only about five percent of all terminally ill patients understand their diagnoses, according to a new study from researchers at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornell University and Weill Cornell Medicine. For the study researchers collected survey data from 178 terminally ill patients about their understanding of their diagnosis following explanations from doctors.

jogging-052016.jpg Exercising may reduce your risk of being diagnosed with 13 different types of cancer, according to a new study. For the study, published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers pooled data from 12 U.S. and European studies to create a database of 1.4 million adults, aged 19 to 98. They examined whether self-reported physical activity made a difference in risk of 26 cancers.

Softdrink-042516.jpg Consuming sugary drinks could be linked with increased cancer risk, according to a new study from researchers at New York University. For the study the researchers collected data from 3,200 U.S. citizens over 20 years, reviewing their dietary information and cancer data. They found that men who routinely consumed sugary drinks were as much as three times more likely to develop prostate cancer.

sunglasses-lotion-041916.jpg Using an SPF 30 rated sunscreen may help prevent the deadliest forms of skin cancer, according to a new study from researchers at The Ohio State University. For the study the researchers examined a group of mice that were genetically predisposed to developing melanoma. They used an SPF 30 rated sunscreen on some of the mice and none on others.

Mammography-041916.jpg About half of U.S. women benefit from having mammograms before the age of 40, according to a new study from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. For the study the researchers collected data from 900 women that were new patients in between 2011 and 2015. "We believe formal risk assessment is essential for women ages 40 to 44 . . ."

Nuts-041916.jpg Nutty about nuts - then you may be less prone to colon cancer. The supposition is being reported by Live Science, citing the findings presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting on Monday. The new findings from South Korea suggest a reduction in colon cancer risk for both men and women.

spf30-sunscreens-041816.jpg A pre-clinical trial, using a mouse model, found that applying sun protection factor 30 or SPF30 sunscreen, prior to ultraviolet-B or UVB light exposure, will help delay melanoma. According to Ohio State University's Cancer Center, sunscreen before exposure to UVB light delayed melanoma onset in a mouse model of the disease.

metformintablets-041816.jpg The type of treatment for Type 2 diabetes may determine how likely diabetic women, who are past their menopausal stage, would survive, according to a study by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The joint study by Roswell Park and the University of Buffalo researchers found that Metformin, an oral medicine, which controls type 2 diabetes, could play a role in reducing the risk of dying from cancer

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