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    1. Twins Show Some Families Carry Shared Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins has shed light on the shared roles of genetics and environment in determining a person's risk of cancer. Having an identical twin diagnosed with cancer increases the other twin's risk of developing n

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    2. Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "We found that regular aspirin intake after prostate cancer diagnosis decreased the risk of prostate cancer death

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    3. Child Cancer Treatment May Up Heart Disease Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who survive cancer may face a higher risk of heart disease as adults, new research suggests. The lingering effects of the treatments that saved their lives as children may trigger the development of heart abnormalitie

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    4. Thyroid Cancer: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer survivors report lower quality of life than people who survive deadlier cancers, a new study finds. About 98 percent of thyroid cancer patients survive five years and more than 95 percent survive a decade,

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    5. Blood Thinner Safe Before Major Cancer Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Blood-thinning drugs can safely be given to certain patients before major cancer surgery, a new study suggests. Operations increase risk for blood clots in the legs, which can dislodge and travel to the lungs, a potentiall

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    6. Breast Ultrasound vs. Mammography

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more access to ultrasound

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    7. Preserving Breast Cancer Patients' Fertility

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient's fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect. Now, new re

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    8. Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests. Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast

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    9. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Your Relationship

      An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can change a lot of things, including your relationship with your partner. But the two of you can respond in ways that could strengthen your connection. Knowledge is power. If you understand the physical and sexual side effects you could have during or after pro

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    10. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

      From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer.   They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the La

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