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  1. New Stool Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report. "That kind of result is really unprecedented for a noninvasive stool-based screening," said study co-author Dr

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  2. Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors. The chances for developing many cancers -- such as postmenopaus

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  3. Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who practiced yoga had lower levels of stress hormones and reported less fatigue and better quality of life, new research shows. "Yoga is having an impact on subjective well-being, as well as be

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  4. Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a powerful weapon in the fight against cervical cancer. In a study that examined the vaccine's effectiveness in a large population of Au

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  5. Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Melanoma

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that harnesses the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer has helped some patients with advanced melanoma keep their disease in check for several years, a new study indicates. Researchers t

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  6. Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no firm evidence that the type 2 diabetes medications known as incretin-based drugs cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, U.S. and European health officials say. But it's too early to say there's definitely n

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  7. Ovarian Cancer Gene and Early Removal of Ovaries

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds. Having this procedure, call

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  8. Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking selenium or vitamin E supplements might double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests. Men who already have high concentrations of sele

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  9. Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WENESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into

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  10. Avastin: Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by

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