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  1. Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 282 breast cancer patients and 317 women without the disease who unde

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  2. 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Detecting colon cancer early saves lives, yet only about two-thirds of Americans aged 50 to 75 have undergone screening, health officials said Tuesday. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that men and w

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  3. New Hope for Breast, Prostate Cancer Testing

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors believe they have found telltale signs that can indicate whether breast or prostate malignancies will remain dormant or develop into aggressive cancers. These indicators -- called "biomarkers" -- are found in the blood

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  4. Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal tumor types because it's too often diagnosed in a later, advanced stage. But a new study suggests that a simple blood test might help spot the disease earlier. The study is described as s

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  5. Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually carries with it a poor prognosis, and the news may be even worse for those who are obese: It could mean dying two to three months sooner than pancreatic cancer patients of normal weigh

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  6. Air Pollution a Leading Cause of Cancer

    The United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) has classified air pollution as a prime cause of cancer worldwide, especially in the case of lung cancer. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has now placed dirty air in the same category of carcinogens as tobacco smoke, ul

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  7. Blood Test Shows Promise for Cancer Detection

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've developed a blood test that can detect some cases of early stage lung and prostate cancer. Although the test has limited accuracy and only a small number of people have tried it, it potentially could pro

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  8. The Steady Rise in Thyroid Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Better detection alone doesn't explain the dramatic increase in thyroid cancer cases seen in the United States over the past three decades, a new study says. Researchers who looked at records for more than 200 patients were

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  9. Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug sorafenib, known by its trade name Nexavar, could have a toxic effect on the pancreas of patients who take it for extended periods. Sorafenib works by inhibiting or halting the creation of new blood vessels i

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  10. Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer are much less likely to end up in a nursing home after being discharged from the hospital than those who have open surgery, a new study finds. One expert

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