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  1. Strides Made in Preventing Cancer, But Challenges Remain: Report

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 11 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to cancer prevention, the latest report from the American Cancer Society offers mostly good news but some bad news as well. Cigarette smoking rates continue to drop, with significant declines seen in high school

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  2. Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming higher amounts of calcium may lower the likelihood of precancerous colon and rectal lesions in people who are at increased risk due to variations in two genes, a new study suggests. High calcium intake did not affe

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  3. New Strategy Helps Young Lymphoma Patients

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- A new treatment approach may mean that young people with a form of lymphoma can go without radiation therapy, sparing them side effects or raised cancer risks down the road. In a trial conducted by the U.S. National

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  4. Study Hints of Links Between HPV and Lung Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that can cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to a small new study. Researchers examined 36 tumor tissue samples from patients

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  5. Can Selenium Cut Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have higher levels of the mineral known as selenium may also face a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, new research suggests. The authors of the study said the mineral -- found in foods such as Brazil n

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  6. Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have survived breast cancer can drink alcohol in moderation, new research indicates. Overall, moderate drinking before or after a diagnosis of breast cancer doesn't seem to have a harmful impact on survival from bre

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  7. Clues to How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, perhaps explaining why exercise may reduce breast cancer risk. Researchers have long li

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  8. More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who have survived melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, often fail to protect themselves from the sun, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of 171 melanoma survivors in a U.S. survey, more than 25 percent

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  9. Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Men have long been encouraged to get prostate cancer screenings, but there's insufficient evidence that the benefits of a PSA test outweigh the substantial risks associated with the screening. That's why the American College of

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  10. Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a phase 1 clinical t

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