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  1. Too Few Younger, High-Risk People Get Colonoscopy

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative w

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  2. Does Family History Affect Breast Cancer Survival?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher. But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cance

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  3. Chemo Before Surgery and Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds. The British study was led by Sean Kehoe, professor of gynecological cancer at the University of Birmingham, and i

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  4. Most Americans Still Not Using Sunscreen

    By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most Americans still don't regularly use sunscreen to help prevent exposure to the sun's cancer-causing rays, a new study reveals. When used as recommended, sunscreen has been shown to reduce risk for all types of skin canc

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  5. Early Chemo and Advanced Prostate Cancer Survival

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting the chemotherapy drug docetaxel at the same time as hormone therapy can improve survival for men with newly diagnosed, advanced prostate cancer, British researchers say. Currently, chemotherapy is generally giv

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  6. Consumer Reports Recommends 15 of 34 Sunscreens

    May 14, 2015 -- Nearly a third of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%, according to the organization’s annual sunscreen report. The report also expressed concerns about so-called “natural” sunscreens and claims

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  7. Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by

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  8. MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future. Research

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  9. This Prostate Cancer Treatment May Impair Thinking

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired mental function within the first six months that persists for at least a year, a new study suggests. Moreover, the risk of memory, learning

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  10. Survival Odds Improving for Ovarian Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, traditionally viewed as an aggressive killer, are much more likely to survive the disease than they were several decades ago, new research shows. "Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, is as

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