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  1. Ways to Cut Your Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, March 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death, but there are ways of reducing your risk. "Colorectal cancer is largely preventable with early screening and detection," Dr. Anne Lin, assistant professor o

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  2. Routine Mammograms Not Helpful for Women Over 70?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammogram breast cancer screenings for women aged 70 and older may cause more harm than good, according to a large new study. The screenings don't decrease the number of advanced breast cancer cases diagnosed in these old

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  3. The End of the Pap Test? FDA to Decide

    March 21, 2014 -- Is the Pap test going the way of car phones and Walkmans? Pap tests are used to find early signs of cervical cancer. But over the past several years, studies from a number of countries have found that HPV tests are better than the Pap test at finding cervical cancer. While HPV test

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  4. Colonoscopy Is Good, Not Perfect

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colorectal cancer is missed in about 6 percent of colonoscopies, according to a new study. "Not only did we find that colonoscopy isn't perfect, we discovered a number of factors associated with these 'missed' cancers,"

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  5. New Stool Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new at-home stool test screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy, researchers report. "That kind of result is really unprecedented for a noninvasive stool-based screening," said study co-author Dr

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  6. Excess Weight a Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer?

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new report reveals that excess weight raises the risk of yet another kind of cancer, with the latest results linking levels of body fat to ovarian tumors. The chances for developing many cancers -- such as postmenopaus

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  7. Yoga May Help Breast Cancer Patients

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who practiced yoga had lower levels of stress hormones and reported less fatigue and better quality of life, new research shows. "Yoga is having an impact on subjective well-being, as well as be

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  8. Study Adds to Evidence That HPV Vaccine Helps Guard Against Cervical Cancer

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study offers more evidence that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a powerful weapon in the fight against cervical cancer. In a study that examined the vaccine's effectiveness in a large population of Au

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  9. Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Melanoma

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that harnesses the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer has helped some patients with advanced melanoma keep their disease in check for several years, a new study indicates. Researchers t

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  10. Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no firm evidence that the type 2 diabetes medications known as incretin-based drugs cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, U.S. and European health officials say. But it's too early to say there's definitely n

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