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  1. Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has not

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  2. Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28%: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography screening of healthy women reduces deaths from breast cancer by about 28 percent, according to a new study. This latest research, published online in the June 18 issue of BMJ, is likely to reignite the deb

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  3. MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the best chance at spotting breast cancer early, women at high risk need frequent MRI screenings along with mammograms, a large Canadian study contends. Mammograms alone failed to detect the early cancers in a study

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  4. Too Much Sitting Tied to Risks for Certain Cancers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may want to stand up to read this. A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting -- whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer -- appear to have an increased risk

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  5. Childhood Cancer Survivors, Ongoing Health Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors wind up in the hospital more often than other people, a new study finds. The researchers looked at nearly 1,500 people who were treated for childhood cancer between 1975 and 2005, and a "contro

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  6. Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of tumor-targeting agent may help detect and treat a wide variety of cancers, according to a new study. This new agent -- dubbed the tumor-targeting alkylphosphocholine (APC) molecule -- can travel throughout

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  7. Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The number of moles a woman has on her skin may hint at her risk of developing breast cancer, new research suggests. In two separate studies, American and French scientists found that the more moles a woman had, the greater

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  8. Breast Cancer Drug Herceptin Linked to Heart Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in 10 women taking the breast cancer drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) will experience some type of heart problem, according to new research. The good news from this study is that these problems typically revers

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  9. Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who ate the most red meat increased their risk for breast cancer by nearly 25 percent, a 20-year study of nearly 89,000 women suggests. On the flip side, however, replacing a daily serving of red meat with a combi

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  10. Many With Breast Cancer Get Too Little Exercise

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The majority of women with breast cancer get too little exercise for optimum health, a new study suggests. After women are diagnosed with breast cancer, they are less likely to meet exercise recommendations that lin

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