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  1. Painful, Itchy Patches Could Be Sign of Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Painful or itchy skin lesions could be a warning sign of skin cancer, researchers report. "Patients sometimes have multiple lesions that are suspicious looking, and those that are itchy or painful should raise high conc

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  2. Should You Be Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?

    Most of the more than 232,000 cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States this year are not due to a faulty gene passed down through families. As with most other cancers, they happen because of genetic mutations that happen as we age. But about 15% of women with breast cancer

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  3. Are We Closer to a Cancer Cure?

    Last year, 20-year-old Milton Wright III seemed to finally have his life on track. After seemingly endless interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and Adida

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  4. HPV Test vs. Pap for Gauging Cervical Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study involving data on more than 1 million women finds the HPV test outperforming the standard Pap test in assessing cervical cancer risk. Researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) conclude that a nega

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  5. Cancer: Removing Healthy Breast of Little Benefit

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For most women with breast cancer, there doesn't seem to be a significant survival benefit from having their healthy breast removed as well, new research suggests. In recent years, more women with cancer in one breast

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  6. Some With Prostate Cancer May Not Get Best Advice

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many men may not be getting the best advice when it comes to managing low-risk prostate cancer, two new studies suggest. In the first study, researchers found that most men are getting their prostate removed or undergoin

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  7. Study Links Vasectomy to Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have a vasectomy may be at increased risk for aggressive prostate cancer, a new study suggests. But the risk is comparatively small, the researchers acknowledged. And several urologists not involved with the stud

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  8. Breast Cancer Drug Aromasin May Be Option for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The drug exemestane worked slightly better than the drug tamoxifen at preventing a recurrence of breast cancer in certain premenopausal women, according to a new study. Almost 93 percent of women on exemestane (Aromasi

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  9. Cervical Cancer Vaccine Might Not Boost Clot Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that the human papillomavirus vaccine may increase the risk of serious blood clots seem unfounded, a new study says. The study of half a million Danish women who received the HPV vaccine, which protects against

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  10. Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off This Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take low-dose aspirin for more than 10 years might be reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Even taking a daily aspirin for just three years lowered the chances of the deadly cance

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