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  1. Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the stud

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  2. Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study. Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasi

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  3. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Might Not Boost Clot Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says. The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against

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  4. Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off This Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take low-dose aspirin for more than 10 years might be reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Even taking a daily aspirin for just three years lowered the chances of the deadly cance

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  5. Stay Safe in the Sun After Skin Cancer

    If you've had skin cancer, you don't need to stay indoors and read a book while everyone else is out riding a bike or at a ball game. You do need to be extra careful in the sun, though.  "We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle," says Lisa Chipps, MD, director of dermatologic surgery at Harbor-UCLA

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  6. 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests. Researchers found that 3D mam

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  7. Diets High in Dairy May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests. But at least one cancer doctor not involved with the study was skeptical of the research and its c

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  8. Why Do Black People Fare Worse With Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to get a type of colon cancer that has a better chance of survival, a new study says. This may be one of the reasons why blacks are more likely to die of colon ca

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  9. Skin Cancer in People of Color

    As a person of color, you might question whether skin cancer ought to be one of your top health concerns. If you're African-American, you may not even think you can get  skin cancer. But you’d be surprised. "Anyone can get skin cancer," says Lisa Chipps, MD, director of dermatologic surgery at Harbo

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  10. Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has not

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