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    1. Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests. As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung c

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    2. Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Deaths

      Feb. 12, 2016 -- Over the past 20 years, studies have repeatedly linked male pattern baldness with higher risk for prostate cancer. The tie makes sense because hormones called androgens play a role in hair loss and prostate cancer development. Plus, both conditions are inherited to a degree. Still,

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    3. Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition -- called hyperthyroidism -- appeared to face an

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    4. Gene Tests Up Among Young Breast Cancer Patients

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of young women with breast cancer are being tested for the BRCA gene mutations that substantially raise the risks of breast and ovarian tumors, a new study shows. Researchers found that of nearly 900 women

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    5. PSA Testing and Primary Care Docs, Urologists

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports. For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a la

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    6. Is Other Body Fat Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using women's own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn't increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests. The proc

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    7. Breast, Thyroid Cancer: Risk for Survivors

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive either breast or thyroid cancer may be at increased risk for the other tumor type, according to a new analysis. University of Chicago researchers who reviewed 37 published studies found breast cancer sur

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    8. How to Manage Side Effects

      Faced with choices to treat his prostate cancer, Tim Henson chose radiation and injecting a drug that lowers his testosterone, the hormone that feeds his tumor, to almost zero. Three months into his treatment, “I’m thinking dealing with hormone therapy is going to be the worst part of it,” says Hens

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    9. Meditation May Ease Breast Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recor

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    10. Weight May Influence Lung Cancer Surgery Outcome

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests. The study included more than 41,000 people who had lung cancer surgery between 2009 an

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