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  1. Nearly 14 Million Cancer Survivors in U.S.: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- There are currently 13.7 million cancer survivors in the United States and the number is expected to rise by 31 percent to 18 million by 2022, according to a new report. "Cancer is often not the immediately fatal diagnosis i

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  2. Tofu-Rich Diet May Help Women With Lung Cancer

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Eating tofu and other soy foods may help women who develop lung cancer increase their odds of living longer. A study of women from Shanghai, China, published in the March 25 issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, link

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  3. Early Baldness in Black Men: Prostate Cancer Link?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Black men with early hair loss may have a heightened risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report. This study of more than 500 black men found that those "who have baldness by age 30 are more likely to develop pros

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  4. Night Shifts May Raise Risk of Ovarian Cancer

    March 15, 2013 -- Another study has shown a link between night-shift work and cancer, this time an increase in the risk of ovarian cancer. Much of the previous work on the link between cancer and night work has focused on breast cancer. The latest report, published in Occupational and Environmental

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  5. Breast Cancer Radiation May Affect Heart Later On

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation treatment for breast cancer, given after breast-conserving surgery and sometimes after mastectomy, is known to reduce the risk of the cancer returning and death from the disease. But the therapy comes with its ow

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  6. DNA Test Shows Promise for Breast Cancer Care

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test could help show whether women with advanced breast cancer are responding to treatment, a preliminary study suggests. The test detects abnormal DNA from tumor cells circulating in the blood. And the ne

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  7. Can Daily Aspirin Lower Melanoma Risk in Women?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who take an aspirin regularly may be lowering their risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma, a new study suggests. And the longer postmenopausal women take aspirin, the more melanoma risk appears to dim

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  8. 'Chemo Bath' May Help Ovarian Cancer Patients

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women with advanced ovarian cancer who receive intense chemotherapy directly into their stomach area may live at least one year longer than women who receive standard intravenous chemotherapy, a new study says. But this survival

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  9. Q&A: Valerie Harper's Cancer

    March 6, 2013 -- Actress Valerie Harper, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show  and Rhoda in the 1970s, has learned she has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The condition happens when cancer spreads to the brain and spinal cord. Now 73, Harper told People magazine s

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  10. Colonoscopy May Cut Advanced Cancer Risk by 70%

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that getting screening colonoscopies may reduce the risk of developing advanced colon cancer. In average-risk people, screening colonoscopies were associated with a 70 percent reduction in risk for new,

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