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  1. New Urine Test Helps Detect Bladder Cancer

    Feb. 15, 2005 -- A new simple test may make it easier to detect bladder cancer. Results can be calculated in less than an hour, before a patient even leaves the doctor's office. However, the test doesn't single-handedly tell patients whether they have bladder cancer. No method perfectly diagnoses th

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  2. Hair Dye-Cancer Link Unproven, Say Researchers

    Oct. 6, 2004 -- The search for nonsmoking-related causes of bladder cancer has led to the identification of three new chemical compounds associated with increased risk. Though earlier work implicated hair dyes as likely cancer promoters, researchers say it is not yet clear how people become exposed

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  3. Dogs May Sniff Out Bladder Cancer

    Sept. 23, 2004 -- All that time dogs spend sniffing things may have honed their skills as medical detectives. A new British study shows that dogs' exceptional sense of smell may allow them to detect bladder cancer by merely smelling a person's urine. Researchers say that tumors are thought to produc

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  4. Chemo Raises Bladder Cancer Survival

    Aug. 27, 2003 -- Three cycles of chemotherapy before surgery increases survival from bladder cancer. And it increases the odds of a cure. The findings come from an 11-year study at 126 U.S. medical centers led by H. Barton Grossman, MD, professor of urology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson C

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  5. Snack Food Cancer Risk Debunked

    Jan. 28, 2003 -- French fry and snack food lovers can breathe a sigh of relief, for now. The first study to look at the link between a substance found in many fried and processed foods and the risk of cancer in humans shows there's no cause for alarm. Last spring, a Swedish study raised concerns aft

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  6. One-Two Punch Improves Bladder Cancer Odds

    May 14, 2001 (San Francisco) -- Exciting results from a new cancer study might just change the way some people with bladder cancer are treated -- and double their odds of survival. Bladder cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the U.S. More than 50,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed

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  7. A Kinder, Gentler Bladder Cancer Test

    Jan. 16, 2001 -- A simple, painless urine test may soon help doctors tell which patients with bladder cancer are at risk for having the disease recur. That's important because such cancer reappears about 80% of the time, say researchers from Yale University, and the current method used to test for i

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