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  1. More Survive Child Cancer; Health Problems Persist

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds. About 70 percent of adults who survived cancer in childhood have a mild or moderate chronic condition. And nearly one-

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  2. Study Supports Laparoscopy for Rectal Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds. According to the American Canc

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  3. Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer isn't the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, th

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  4. Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report. The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011,

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  5. 3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Can

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  6. Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Ho

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  7. Herbicide Ingredient Called Probable Carcinogen

    March 23, 2015 -- An ingredient found in a number of herbicides, including the weed killer Roundup, is a "probable carcinogen," says a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Specifically, it's an ingredient called glyphosate that poses the threat, according to the report

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  8. Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hisp

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  9. Urine Test for Kidney Cancer Shows Promise

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests. "This research is very important and a significant finding, because we do not have a good screening mechanism for kidney cancer," said one expert,

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  10. New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with

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