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    1. New Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments. Most breast cancer patients are cured after treatment, but the disease returns

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    2. PSA Testing Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Tumors

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specif

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    3. This May Not Help Some With Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer who also have had a heart attack may fare better with radiation therapy alone rather than with the standard treatment of radiation plus hormone therapy, a new analysis suggests. Over an average

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    4. Cancer Still Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States overall, but a new report finds that cancer remains the number one killer of U.S. Hispanics. Hispanics now make up over 17 percent of the U.S. populati

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    5. Heavy Drinking and Alcohol-Related Cancers Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking increases the risk for injury and alcohol-related cancers, a new study reports. Strategies are needed to curb alcohol abuse, particularly in low-income countries, the Canadian researchers said in

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    6. Can All Women Be Screened for Breast Cancer Genes?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Screening all women for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is too costly to be feasible, a new study suggests. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have a much higher risk of breast an

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    7. Lung Cancer Rates Rising in Nonsmokers

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers account for a growing percentage of aggressive lung cancer cases in the United States and the United Kingdom, new research finds. In one study, British researchers found that over seven years the proportion

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    8. Testicular Cancer: Genes Account for Half the Risk

      Sept. 9, 2015 -- Almost 50% of the risk of getting testicular cancer comes from the DNA passed down from our parents, according to a new study. Typically, genetics accounts for just 20% of the calculation doctors make to gauge someone's odds of getting other types of cancer, say scientists at The In

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    9. Electrical Bursts May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests. Using zaps of electricity in certain patients can "nearly dou

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    10. Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common diabetes drugs might help eradicate drug-resistant cancer cells in a certain form of leukemia when added to standard treatment, a small new study suggests. Researchers found that patients with chronic myeloid l

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