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  1. Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients who have their second breast removed as a precaution don't actually need the double mastectomy, a new study finds. Researchers who evaluated more than 1,400 women with breast cancer found th

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  2. Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diet and lifestyle can play a role in lowering a man's risk of prostate cancer, according to a trio of new studies. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat is associated with a 60 percent to 70

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  3. Pancreatic Cancer: 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is set to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030, new research predicts. If the projections hold, pancreatic cancer will bypass breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, ending up seco

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  4. Measles Virus Put Woman's Cancer into Remission

    May 16, 2014 -- A highly concentrated dose of measles virus has put a woman's incurable cancer into remission, according to researchers. Stacy Erholtz, 49, had undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy and stem cell transplants to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma, but she suffered relapses ev

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  5. Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine using a blood test to give you the odds your breast cancer will return. A new German study brings that possibility a step closer. Researchers have found it may be possible to look for "markers" of cancer ce

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  6. Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obesity may raise the risk of dying from early stage breast cancer for some women. Obese women who had not yet gone through menopause and who had a form of the disease known as estrogen recepto

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  7. Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New screening guidelines for lung cancer could save tens of thousands of lives, but the CT scans involved will be costly, a new study has found. Projections show that implementing the guidelines will detect nearly 55,0

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  8. U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that cervical cancer rates in the United States are much higher than previously reported, especially among women in their 60s and black women. Previous studies had estimated that the U.S. cervical cancer r

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  9. 1 Woman's Cancer Battle & Promise of New Treatment

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just over two years ago, Melinda Bachini decided she was done with chemotherapy to treat her cholangiocarcinoma -- a rare cancer of the bile duct that runs from the liver to the intestines. At that point, she'd gone through t

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  10. Low Vitamin D Linked to Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to more aggressive and advanced cases of prostate cancer in men, a new study suggests. And black men with low vitamin D levels were more likely than those with normal levels to

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