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    1. Excess Weight Tied to Higher Risk for Many Cancers

             By Alan Mozes                  HealthDay Reporter                      WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staying slim throughout your life might lower your  risk of developing at least eight types of cancer, an international  cancer research group says.        Those include cancers

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    2. Cancer on Course to Become Americans' Top Killer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer is on track to become the leading cause of death in the United States, closing in on heart disease as America's number one killer, a new government study shows. Heart disease has consistently been the leading c

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    3. Type of HRT Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk

      The effect of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on a woman's chances of getting breast cancer has been underestimated, experts say. A new study in the British Journal of Cancer suggests that women who have treatment that combines estrogen and progestin are almost three times more likely to get breas

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    4. Early Prostate Cancer Diagnoses Continue to Fall

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Diagnoses of early prostate cancer continue to decline in the United States, following the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against routine screening for the disease, researchers report. The screening

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    5. Two Genes May Help Predict Breast Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The activity of two genes may help predict certain breast cancer patients' chances of survival and guide their treatment, British researchers report. "We have seen major strides in the treatment of breast cancer, but onc

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    6. Years Spent Overweight Boosts Women's Cancer Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The longer a woman is overweight, the higher her risk of several cancers, researchers report. The study, which followed nearly 74,000 U.S. women, found that the longer a woman carried excess poundage, the greater her risk of

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    7. Cancer Now Leading Killer in 12 European Nations

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer has overtaken heart disease and stroke as the leading cause of death in 12 European countries, a new study reports. However, cardiovascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is still the leading cause of death worl

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    8. New Surgery Guidelines for Breast Cancer Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New surgery guidelines for certain breast cancer patients could reduce both unnecessary surgeries and recurrence rates, three U.S. cancer groups say. The guideline is for treatment of women with ductal carcinoma in situ (D

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    9. Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is more common among cancer survivors in the United States than in the general population, a new study finds. The problem is particularly high among survivors of colorectal and breast cancer, the study authors said

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    10. Effects of Atom Bomb Not as Bad as Feared: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The long-term health effects of the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II were not as severe as many people had thought, a new report contends. Bertrand Jordan, a molec

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