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    1. Advances in Breast Cancer Detection: What’s New?

      Death rates from breast cancer have been on the decline since 1989, thanks in large part to better detection. So, when the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines for the disease in October 2015, many women -- and even some health care providers -- were surprised. The new recommenda

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    2. Who Gets Breast Cancer and Who Survives?

      Angela Bivins was an Atlanta-based teacher and mother of two when she got the news that changed her life forever. "I'd felt some tenderness near my left underarm," she remembers. "I asked my sister, who does mammograms for a living [a radiology technician], to do a check, and she told me to quickly

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    3. Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man's risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests. Nearly half of lethal prostate cancer cases in the United States would b

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    4. Yoga May Lessen Prostate Cancer Side Effects

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study. Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a dec

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    5. Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure and having a kidney transplant may increase the risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. Poor kidney function and immune system-suppressing drugs may be behind this increased risk, according

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    6. Time for a Mammogram?

      Is it time to get your first or next mammogram? The question can be tricky. The American Cancer Society says women should get mammograms every year starting at age 45. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says you can hold off till you're 50 and that you need the test only every other year, while

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    7. Surgery May Benefit High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove part of the lung can be a safe and effective treatment option for people with early stage lung cancer, even those traditionally considered "high-risk," a new study finds. Previous research had suggested

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    8. 'Gene Editing' Reverses Baby's Leukemia

      Nov. 6, 2015 -- Doctors in the United Kingdom have successfully treated a baby girl diagnosed with incurable leukemia by using a gene-editing technique that had been tested only in the laboratory. The parents of 1-year-old Layla Richards from London gave permission for the experimental treatment whe

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    9. Having Children Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more children a woman has, the lower her risk of ovarian cancer may be, a new study suggests. The study also found that the risk is lower in women whose fallopian tubes have been tied -- a procedure called tubal ligati

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    10. Breastfeeding and Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman's reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This type of cancer accounts for about 20 percent of breast

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