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    1. These Foods Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests. "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate

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    2. Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Risk of These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn't raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. However, the researchers did find that women wh

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    3. These Breast Cancer Meds Not Tied to 'Chemo Brain'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracycli

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    4. Certain Mouth Germs Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain germs found in the mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer. "We identified two types of bacteria that are associated with a higher risk for pancreatic cancer and

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    5. Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report. The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, m

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    6. Alcohol, Processed Meat and Risk of Stomach Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol, processed meats -- such as hot dogs, ham and bacon -- and excess weight all may raise a person's risk of stomach cancer, a new review finds. Further, the risk seems to increase as a person drinks more alcoho

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    7. Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests. Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon ca

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    8. Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients. Still, experts who looked at the findings stressed that the test, called Cologuar

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    9. Drug Promising Against Rare Skin Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug that boosts the immune system's ability to kill tumor cells may help people with a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer, a preliminary study suggests. The intravenous drug, marketed as Keytruda, is already used

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    10. Drug Seems to Extend Advanced Melanoma Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of advanced melanoma patients were still alive five years after starting therapy with the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo), researchers are reporting. "In 2012, we saw some very promising early evidenc

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