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    1. Aggressive Early Breast Cancer Risk Rises With Age

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women

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    2. FAQ: Parabens and Breast Cancer

      Oct. 27, 2015 -- A new study has found that chemicals called parabens can spur the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells. And they appear to be able to do this even in tiny amounts. Parabens are used in many food and personal care products. They have a chemical structure that’s similar to e

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    3. More Evidence: Drinking May Up Breast Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women's risk of breast cancer. Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European coun

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    4. FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug called Onivyde as part of a treatment regimen for advanced pancreatic cancer. Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection) was approved to be used in combination w

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    5. B Vitamin May Help Ward Off Some Skin Cancers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and readily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of some skin cancers, a new clinical trial indicates. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide appears to reduce non-melanoma skin can

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    6. Managing Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis

      If you have cancer that has spread to the bone, you probably have pain. It may be right at the place where the cancer has metastasized or in areas surrounding it. It may be worse at night and when you rest, or it may be better when you rest and worse with movement. No matter how pain behaves, it is

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    7. 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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    8. Cancer Society: Mammograms Should Start at 45

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Cancer Society is delaying the recommended age when a woman should start receiving annual mammograms, based on new research that shows the average risk for breast cancer increases near menopause. Most women

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    9. Shorter Radiation Works for Early Breast Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose radiation therapy over a short period of time treats early stage breast cancer as well as longer, conventional radiation therapy does, a new study suggests. Researchers from Fox Chase Cancer Center--Temple Healt

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    10. 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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