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  1. Colon Cancer Rates Rising Among Americans Under 50

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of colon cancer has fallen in recent decades, new research suggests that over the last 20 years the disease has been increasing among young and early middle-aged American adults. At issue are colon c

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  2. Obama Lifts Curtain on 'Precision Medicine' Plan

    Jan. 30, 2015 – The “Precision Medicine Initiative,” a move toward tailoring medical treatments to individuals, promises to improve the health of Americans as well as that of the economy, President Obama said Friday in a White House speech. The promise of precision medicine, Obama said, is “deliveri

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  3. Researchers Learning More About Pancreatic Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists are working to find new ways to treat pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest types of cancer in the United States. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the country. Each year, more t

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  4. Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their

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  5. Before You Begin Cancer Treatment

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

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  6. Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Info on Disease

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many women with breast cancer lack basic knowledge about their disease, such as their cancer stage and other characteristics, according to a new study. The lack of knowledge was even more pronounced among minority women,

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  7. 'The Pill:' Higher Risk for Rare Brain Cancer

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for developing a rare form of brain cancer known as glioma appears to go up with long-term use of hormonal contraceptives such as the Pill, new Danish research suggests. Women under 50 with a glioma "were 90 percen

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  8. Can Coffee Protect You From Melanoma?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your morning coffee might do more than perk you up. Researchers suggest it also might help protect you against melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Coffee drinkers are less likely to suffer from malignant melano

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  9. Vitamin D Linked to Lower Colorectal Cancer Risk

    Jan. 16, 2015 -- Researchers say they can now show how vitamin D has the power to protect some people from getting colorectal cancer, otherwise known as bowel cancer. A study found that vitamin D boosts the immune system's defenses against tumor cells. "People with high levels of vitamin D in their

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  10. Unhealthy Insulin Levels May Up Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After menopause, unhealthy insulin levels may predict breast cancer risk even more than excess weight, new research suggests. The new findings suggest "that it is metabolic health, and not overweight per se, that is as

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