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  1. Benign Breast Biopsy: When to Get Follow-Up Mammo?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a breast biopsy that turns out to be benign are typically told to undergo another imaging test, such as a mammogram, in six to 12 months. Now, a new study suggests that the longer interval might be better. Resea

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  2. New Findings on Deadly Blood Cancer Offer Hope

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the genetic mutations associated with the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have probably been identified, researchers report. The findings could lead to improved treatments for AML patients, as well as ways

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  3. Women Smokers More Likely to Get Colon Cancer Than Men: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking's connection to cancer is well-established. Now, researchers say cigarettes increase the odds for developing colon cancer, especially for women. Women who've ever smoked have an almost 20 percent increased risk for c

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  4. Obesity Linked to Prostate Cancer, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- Obese men are more likely to have precancerous changes detected in benign prostate biopsies and are at increased risk for eventually developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. For the study, researchers examined data f

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  5. Mammo Rates Unchanged Despite Controversial Guidelines

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- More than three years after controversial new guidelines rejected routine annual mammograms for most women, women in all age groups continue to get yearly screenings, a new survey shows. In fact, mammogram rates actually incr

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  6. Clinical Trials Helped One Woman's Fight Against Cancer

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Monica Barlow, a 35-year-old from Maryland, was training for a half-marathon when she noticed she couldn't shake a bad cough and ongoing fatigue. After a couple of rounds of antibiotics from an urgent care clinic didn'

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  7. Scientists Create Breast Cancer Survival Predictor

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Columbia University scientists have developed a new model to predict breast cancer survival, and they say their work could lead to improved diagnosis and prognosis for all types of cancers. In earlier work, the researchers i

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  8. Are Pricey Computer-Aided Mammograms Worth It?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adding computer-aided detection to mammograms finds more early, noninvasive cancers and helps detect invasive cancers at earlier stages, according to a large new study. But the jury's still out as to how worthwhile the extra

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  9. Drugs Can Cut Breast Cancer Risk for Some, Task Force Finds

    By Carina Storrs HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- The drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene (Evista) could reduce the risk of breast cancer among women who are at high risk of developing the disease, a new report confirms. Along with the report, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc

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  10. 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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