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  1. 15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore

    You eat pretty well (some days) and work out (most days). But if you’re like a lot of men, a trip to the doctor isn't on your to-do list. That can be bad if it means you brush off early signs of cancer. One of the best ways to fight the disease is to catch it in the early stages, when it’s more trea

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  2. Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also boost colorectal cancer survival, according to a new U.K. study. Early research has found that, overall, colon cancer patients who took statins such as Lipitor

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  3. J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market. In a letter that was to be sent to all of its custome

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  4. Woman Skips Round of Chemo to Help Cancer Research

    July 30, 2014 -- A biomedical researcher with an unusually aggressive form of breast cancer has taken an extraordinary step to "immortalize" her cancer cells. Kimberly L. Koss, PhD, 57, skipped standard presurgical chemotherapy in an effort to grow pure versions of the cells removed after her mastec

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  5. Anal, Throat Cancers on the Rise Among Young Adults, Study Finds

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although cervical cancers are declining in the United States and Canada, other cancers linked to human papillomavirus (HPV) are increasing, a new study indicates. HPV-related cancers of the anus and the base of the

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  6. Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report. "Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high conc

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  7. Should You Be Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?

    Most of the more than 232,000 cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States this year are not due to a faulty gene passed down through families. As with most other cancers, they happen because of genetic mutations that happen as we age. But about 15% of women with breast cancer

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  8. Are We Closer to a Cancer Cure?

    Last year, 20-year-old Milton Wright III seemed to finally have his life on track. After seemingly endless interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and Adida

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  9. HPV Test vs. Pap for Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk. Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a nega

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  10. Cancer: Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests. In recent years, more women with cancer in one breast

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