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  1. Agent Orange Tied to Lethal Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) -- A link exists between exposure to Agent Orange and deadly forms of prostate cancer in U.S. veterans, according to a new study. Agent Orange was a chemical spray that was heavily used during the Vietnam War era. It was often conta

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  2. Red Hair Pigment Might Raise Melanoma Risk: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) -- The red in redheads' hair is thought to put them at increased risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, even if they don't spend a lot of time in the sun, according to a new study. Study co-author Dr. David Fisher and his re

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  3. Sleep Woes Tied to Prostate Cancer Risk in Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep problems may increase men's risk for prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "Prostate cancer is one of the leading public health concerns for men, and sleep problems are quite common," said study author Dr. Lara Sigurdardot

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  4. Prostate Cancer May Be Deadlier for the Uninsured

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Men who are uninsured or underinsured get advanced prostate cancer at nearly four times the national average and don't survive as long as other men with advanced disease, a new study says. "We've identified a group of advanced

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  5. Cholesterol Drugs May Boost Kidney Cancer Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs that are taken by millions of Americans might also improve survival from a type of kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, a new study suggests. Statins -- drugs such as Crestor, Lipitor, Prav

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  6. At-Home Drug Errors Common for Kids With Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Children with cancer often have complex medication regimens -- sometimes as many as 20 drugs a day -- that they take at home, and mistakes are common, a new study finds. Errors often occur when parents don't understand how to gi

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  7. Prostate Cancer PSA Test: New Guidelines Issued

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines from the nation's leading group of urologists on the controversial PSA test for prostate cancer highlight the importance of discussions between a man and his doctor. Especially for men in their late 50s and 60s, the

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  8. Testicular Cancer on Rise in U.S., Especially Among Hispanic Men

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- The number of testicular cancer cases continues to climb slowly but steadily in the United States, according to new research. While the cancer is still most common among white males, the greatest increase is among Hispanic men,

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  9. Benign Breast Biopsy: When to Get Follow-Up Mammo?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a breast biopsy that turns out to be benign are typically told to undergo another imaging test, such as a mammogram, in six to 12 months. Now, a new study suggests that the longer interval might be better. Resea

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  10. New Findings on Deadly Blood Cancer Offer Hope

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly all the genetic mutations associated with the blood cancer acute myeloid leukemia (AML) have probably been identified, researchers report. The findings could lead to improved treatments for AML patients, as well as ways

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