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Girl's Guide to Preventing, Avoiding, Treating, and Even Beating Cancer

COLORECTAL CANCER: The "Men's" Cancer You Could Get continued...

REASON FOR HOPE
Johns Hopkins researchers are developing a DNA-based stool test that will detect cancerous cells shed from the colon. 

18 grams: The daily amount of fiber that a 2010 study found would lower the risk of colorectal cancer. So load up on apples (skin on), lentils, kale, and wheat bran, and avoid red meat and fatty foods, which have been linked to a higher risk.

Cancer therapies have made strides: In 2011 alone, the FDA approved seven new oncological drugs.About 65 percent of early-stage breast cancer chemotherapy patients suffer hair loss.Intravenous chemotherapy accounts for about 80 percent of chemo treatments.

—Additional reporting by Melissa Goldberg

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