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    1. Moles & Melanoma: FAQ

      Oct. 20, 2015 -- Counting the number of moles on your right arm may be a quick way to figure out your melanoma risk. British researchers have found that the number there can predict your total mole count. Specifically, they say, more than 11 moles on your right arm means you may have 100 moles on yo

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    2. Supplements Don't Benefit Prostate Cancer Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds no evidence that men's health supplements help prostate cancer patients. Although popular, such supplements do not appear to lower the risk for experiencing radiation treatment side effects; the risk that lo

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    3. Vitamin D, Calcium May Not Prevent Colon Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New clinical trial results negate the supposed colon cancer-preventing benefits of calcium and vitamin D supplements. Neither calcium nor vitamin D, taken alone or together after precancerous colon polyps were removed

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    4. Many Cancer Survivors Eat Poorly

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One might expect cancer survivors to be fanatically healthy eaters, but a new study suggests they eat a little worse than people who never had cancer. Survey results from more than 1,500 U.S. adult cancer survivors found

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    5. More Women Choosing This for Early Breast Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women with an early, noninvasive stage of breast cancer are increasingly opting for less extensive surgery, a new study says. But there was one exception to the trend: The number of patients who decide to have both

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    6. Bladder Cancer Risk Rising for Some Workers

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite efforts by lawmakers and manufacturers to protect workers and provide safe working environments, the risk of bladder cancer is still rising in certain industries, a new study finds. Most cases of this comm

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    7. Surgery May Raise Survival With Advanced Melanoma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that for patients with melanoma that has spread to the abdomen, surgical removal of the tumor can extend survival. The study was led by Dr. Gary Deutsch, now a surgical oncologist at North Shore-LIJ

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    8. Tanning Bed Use, Skin Cancer Rates High in Gay Men

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Indoor tanning is far more popular among gay and bisexual men than it is among heterosexual men, a fact that may explain why they also have higher skin cancer rates, new research suggests. "Overall, the rate of indoor tanni

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    9. Antioxidant Might Spread Skin Cancer Cells in Mice

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A man-made antioxidant appears to accelerate the spread of skin cancer in mice, raising questions about its safety in humans, researchers say. The antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine, is used to relieve mucus production in p

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    10. Breast Cancer Survival: Early Detection Still Key

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection, a new study says. The study of nearly 174,000 Dutch breast cancer patients found that sur

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