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  1. Prostate Cancer and 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term E

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  2. Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Not long ago, the main goal of treating metastatic breast cancer -- meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast -- was to keep a woman comfortable. But a lot has changed in the past decade. Now treatment can help many women live longer, better, and disease-free for periods of time. Pamela

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  3. Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood],"

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  4. Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark gre

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  5. High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For more than three decades, experts have debated whether eating a high-fat diet increases breast cancer risk. Now, new research suggests it might boost the chances of three common types of breast cancer. In a large E

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  6. Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered yet another reason to love coffee: A new study suggests that people who drink at least a cup a day have a lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who only indulge occasionally. T

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  7. Irregular Periods: Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests. This finding suggests that women with irregular perio

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  8. Chemo Might Give Some Lung Cancer Patients an Edge

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer specialists have been unsure about how best to treat certain patients with an advanced form of lung cancer. Now, a new analysis of existing research finds that traditional chemotherapy outperforms newer, targeted t

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  9. Drug Shows Early Promise for Advanced Melanoma

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental cancer drug that activates the immune system has shown early promise for advanced cases of melanoma skin cancer, researchers report. The findings come from an early stage trial of just 31 patients. But expert

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  10. Experimental Breast Cancer Drug Seems Safe

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In an early trial, an experimental breast cancer drug stopped disease growth and shrank tumors by more than 30 percent in some patients. The pill, bemaciclib, was safe and well-tolerated by women with breast cancer that

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