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  1. 'Watchful Waiting' and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A wide majority of U.S. men with low-risk prostate cancer are being treated for the disease even though "active surveillance" is an option, a new report finds. Active surveillance -- or watchful waiting -- is the careful

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  2. Immune Drugs Show Promise Against More Cancers

    June 29, 2015 -- Medicines that help our immune system fight off tumors are showing early success in a widening variety of cancers. Some of the drugs, known as immunotherapy, have already been approved to treat several cancers, including advanced melanoma and a type of lung cancer. Studies have show

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  3. Can OJ, Grapefruit Raise Your Melanoma Risk?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who enjoy a glass of orange juice or some fresh grapefruit in the morning may face a slightly increased risk of melanoma -- the least common but most deadly form of skin cancer. That's the finding from a study of more

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  4. Blood Protein May Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered a protein that pancreatic tumors consistently shed into the blood, making a potentially significant advance toward a blood test that could catch the deadly cancer early. Experts were cautiously

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  5. Can the ‘Chemical Soup’ We Live in Cause Cancer?

    June 24, 2015 -- Researchers have been testing individual chemicals for years to see if they can cause cancer.  Now, a groundbreaking new report suggests scientists should also be looking at how low doses of chemicals considered safe on their own might cause cancer when mixed together. “We’re swimmi

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  6. These Tests May Spot Head and Neck Cancers Early

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they've found DNA from head and neck cancer tumors in patients' blood and saliva samples, a development that potentially could lead to early diagnosis of these malignancies. Although not yet ready fo

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  7. HPV Shot and Precancerous Cervical Lesions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the advent of vaccines to fight human papillomavirus (HPV) could reduce cervical cancer in American women. While it's still too early to say that vaccines such as Gardasil and Cervarix

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  8. Many Consumers Don't Understand Sunscreen Labels

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- SPF? UV-A and B? A new study finds many Americans are baffled by the information on sunscreen labels. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said sunscreen labels must emphasize protection against both ultraviol

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  9. Pesticide Used Decades Ago and Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although the pesticide DDT was banned in the United States in 1972, women exposed to the chemical while they were still in the womb may be more likely to develop breast cancer than women who had less exposure to the pes

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  10. The Doctor Who Does Your Colonoscopy Matters

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The doctor performing your colonoscopy makes a difference in whether you'll develop colon cancer or die from it, a new study finds. Colonoscopy saves lives, and "high quality" colonoscopies save even more, the study authors

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