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  1. Breast Cancer Patients: Mastectomy vs. Lumpectomy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer surgeries have advanced so that surgeons can often remove the tumor while safely conserving the breast, in what's known as lumpectomy. But a new study shows that even though this breast-conserving surgery

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  2. Ovary Removal and Breast Cancer Death With BRCA1

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie made news last month when she announced she had her ovaries removed -- after undergoing a preventive double mastectomy in 2013 -- because she is a carrier of BRCA, a genetic mutatio

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  3. Dogs Find Prostate Cancer by Smell

    April 20, 2015 -- Scientists in Italy say they have trained two dogs to “sniff out” prostate cancer with more than 90% accuracy. The researchers say using dogs to diagnose the disease could provide an alternative to the current blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which can give false res

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  4. Immune-Focused Drugs Show Promise Against Melanoma

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs that supercharge the body's immune system show promise in treating advanced melanoma, according to a pair of clinical trials. The trials both involve drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, which essentially pr

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  5. Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastrointestinal Cancers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests. There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum

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  6. Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Lung Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that boosts the immune system's cancer-fighting potential is showing early promise for some patients with advanced lung cancer. The drug, marketed as Keytruda, was recently approved in the United States for treati

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  7. Blood Test Could Give Early Breast Cancer Warning

    April 17, 2015 -- Scientists say they’ve created a blood test that can predict whether a woman will get breast cancer several years before the disease shows up. The technique, which involves measuring compounds in the blood, is still in its early stages. But in the long run it could help people with

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  8. Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer

    April 16, 2015 -- Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer. This risk seems to rise even more among men who begin using the supplements be

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  9. Walking Boosts Outcomes for Prostate Cancer Survivors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being. The finding didn't come as a surp

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  10. Obesity and Greater Prostate Cancer Risk in Blacks

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates. The findings from this large study should lead to a red

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