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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Melanoma Death Risk Higher for Men Living Alone?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who live alone may face an increased risk of dying from melanoma skin cancer, a new study suggests. Researchers assessed the risk of dying from melanoma among more than 27,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with t

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  8. Fertility Drugs May Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Widely used fertility drugs don't seem to increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 9,800 American women who were evaluated for infertility between 1965

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  9. Are Benefits of Annual Mammograms Overstated?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of mammography screening are probably oversold, while the risks -- especially "overdiagnosis" -- are underappreciated, a new review concludes. The report, published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the Ame

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  10. Some Colon Cancer Patients May Benefit From Aspirin

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspi

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