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    1. 'Poor Carb' Diets and Nonsmoker Lung Cancer Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates. These so-called "high glycemic index" diets -- regimens that

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    2. Low-Dose Aspirin and Lower Risk of Some Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking low-dose aspirin every day may lower the overall risk of cancer by 3 percent, mostly because of larger reductions that were seen in the risk for colon and gastrointestinal tumors, researchers are reporting. But

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    3. Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy May Carry Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation treatment for prostate cancer may put men at a slight increased risk for other cancers, a new review suggests. The analysis of 21 studies revealed that prostate cancer patients who had radiation therapy had a s

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    4. Overestimating Early Breast Cancer Return, Spread

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests. The study involved more than 1,000 women new

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    5. Link Between Many Moles, Melanoma Risk Questioned

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's commonly thought that people with many moles may be at heightened risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. But a new study found that patients with melanoma skin cancer often had few moles, and no abnormal moles.

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    6. Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer isn't a single disease, but rather a number of different malignancies involving the ovaries, an expert U.S. panel says. Evidence suggests that many ovarian cancers begin in other tissues, such as the fall

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    7. Low Vitamin D May Mean Aggressive Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer may be more aggressive in men who are deficient in vitamin D, new research suggests. A study of nearly 200 men having their prostate removed found those with low vitamin D levels were more likely to ha

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    8. Will My Breast Cancer Come Back?

      Anyone who has gone through breast cancer treatment has probably thought at some point: Is the disease gone for good? Fortunately, most breast cancers don’t return. But there are exceptions. When it comes back, or recurs, it can happen in the same breast or close by, in lymph nodes in the same gener

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    9. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

      When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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    10. Can I Join a Clinical Trial?

      Scientists look for new ways to treat advanced breast cancer in clinical trials. These studies test new drugs to see if they are safe and if they work. They often are a way for people to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be a goo

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