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  1. Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A typical salon manicure involves drying freshly painted nails under a lamp that emits ultraviolet-A (UV-A) rays -- a spectrum of light long linked to skin cancers. But a new study suggests that the average visit to a nai

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  2. Joblessness a Side Effect of Breast Cancer Chemo

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports. The study of women younger than 65 found that four years after treatmen

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  3. FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 and older. "Today's approval offers women and physicians a ne

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  4. Before You Begin Cancer Treatment

    There’s no preparing for a cancer diagnosis. But when it comes to cancer treatment, there are things you can do to get ready for what’s ahead. Experts say even taking small steps can improve your sense of well-being and control. Here are some things to do before your chemotherapy or radiation treatm

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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