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  1. FDA Approves New Drug to Fight Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 15 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday that it has approved a drug to help men with advanced prostate cancer whose disease has spread to the bones. The drug, Xofigo, is targeted to patients with late-stage, met

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  2. Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy: Q&A

    May 14, 2013 -- Actress and activist Angelina Jolie's recent decision to have a preventive double mastectomy highlights the difficult choices facing women who find out they have a high risk for breast cancer because of their genes. Although relatively rare, mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes rai

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  3. Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who participate in the creative arts -- such as music therapy, dance, art therapy and writing -- may be helping to reduce the anxiety, depression and pain that can be associated with their diagnosis, according t

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  4. Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study. Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was heavily used during the Vietnam War era. It was often conta

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  5. Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun, according to a new study. Study co-author Dr. David Fisher and his re

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  6. Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Kidney Cancer Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are taken by millions of Americans might also improve survival from a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, a new study suggests. Statins -- drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, Prav

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  7. Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are uninsured or underinsured get advanced prostate cancer at nearly four times the national average and don't survive as long as other men with advanced disease, a new study says. "We've identified a group of advanced

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  8. Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may increase men's risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "Prostate cancer is one of the leading public health concerns for men, and sleep problems are quite common," said study author Dr. Lara Sigurdardot

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  9. At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children with cancer often have complex medication regimens -- sometimes as many as 20 drugs a day -- that they take at home, and mistakes are common, a new study finds. Errors often occur when parents don't understand how to gi

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  10. Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, according to new research. While the cancer is still most common among white males, the greatest increase is among Hispanic men,

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