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  1. Experimental Melanoma Vaccine Shows Promise

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 11 (HealthDay News) -- Six of seven advanced melanoma patients had a positive response to an experimental vaccine, a finding that shows promise for personalized skin cancer treatment, researchers report. The vaccine also slowed tumor progression i

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  2. Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil supplements may increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Moreover, marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids may also raise the risk for agg

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  3. Cancer Patients Less Likely to Get Alzheimer's, Study Finds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining insight into two big health concerns, Italian researchers have found that seniors with cancer have a lower risk for Alzheimer's disease and vice versa. Studying more than 200,000 older adults in northern Italy, the resea

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  4. Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Soy supplements don't prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgical removal of the prostate, a new small study finds. Many men with prostate cancer try soy products, but there is no hard evidence that they thwart a re

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  5. Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study. A survey of 366 obstetricians-gynecologists in the United States found that less than one

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  6. Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests. The authors of a report about the survey don't reveal

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  7. Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new report suggests. These fish contain a type of fatty acid known as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). "Increas

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  8. Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- White male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 26,000 white patients, aged 15 to 39, in the United

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  9. Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Think "skin cancer" and blame immediately goes to the sun. Justifiably so -- though not totally, skin doctors say. "Hands down, sun exposure is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer," said Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, an assistant pro

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  10. Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Could screening for colon cancer someday be as easy as having a blood test? Researchers say just such a test is showing early promise in trials. The screening checks for levels of miR-21 -- a piece of DNA known as microRNA. R

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