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    1. 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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    2. FDA Approves Expanded Use for Melanoma Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The melanoma drug Yervoy (ipilimumab) can now be used to reduce the risk of the deadly skin cancer returning after surgery, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The expanded use of this intravenous drug i

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    3. Ovarian Cancer Drug Promising For Prostate Tumors

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small trial, a drug designed to fight inherited ovarian cancers in women appeared to help some men with advanced prostate cancer. Lynparza (olaparib) targets mutations that are found in about 30 percent of men wi

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    4. New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered cold sore virus that "blows up" melanoma tumors has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help treat the deadly skin cancer. Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), a first-of-it

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    5. What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Cancer

      Oct. 29, 2015 -- When Marisa Rockwell took her dog Valo to the veterinarian for trouble peeing, she suspected some sort of urinary tract infection. The diagnosis was much worse: bladder cancer, two different types. The pit bull mix was given 9 months to live -- a devastating prognosis for Rockwell,

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    6. FAQ: Parabens and Breast Cancer

      Oct. 27, 2015 -- A new study has found that chemicals called parabens can spur the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells. And they appear to be able to do this even in tiny amounts. Parabens are used in many food and personal care products. They have a chemical structure that’s similar to e

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    7. Aggressive Early Breast Cancer Risk Rises With Age

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women

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    8. More Evidence: Drinking May Up Breast Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study out of Europe supports the notion that drinking raises women's risk of breast cancer. Researchers from five Spanish universities looked at data on more than 334,000 women aged 35 to 70, across 10 European coun

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    9. FDA Approves New Pancreatic Cancer Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug called Onivyde as part of a treatment regimen for advanced pancreatic cancer. Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection) was approved to be used in combination w

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    10. B Vitamin May Help Ward Off Some Skin Cancers

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and readily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of some skin cancers, a new clinical trial indicates. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide appears to reduce non-melanoma skin can

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