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    1. High-Dose Radiation and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests. "In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effe

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    2. Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don't get a lot of sunburns. But some U.S. experts say people shouldn't take this news as an excuse to bake themselves in t

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    3. Shorter, Intensive Radiation and Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers report. The study included about 1,100 men with early-stage prostate can

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    4. A New Health Perk for Coffee Drinkers?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may cut your risk of colon cancer by as much as 50 percent, a new study suggests. The more you drink, the more you may reduce your risk -- and it makes no difference whether the coffee is regular or decaf

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    5. Evening Snacking May Up Breast Cancer Return Odds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients fond of midnight snacking may be at a higher risk of a breast cancer recurrence, according to new research. "Women whose usual nightly fast was less than 13 hours had a 36 percent increased risk

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    6. More Evidence This Drug Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence linking the diabetes drug Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer has surfaced in a new study that also finds the risk rises with increased use. Actos (pioglitazone) appears to increase risk of bla

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    7. Cancer Patients Cared for at Home Live Longer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter   MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found. The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive pall

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    8. Acupuncture, Hot Flashes, & Breast Cancer Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investi

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    9. Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests. When radiologists look at mammograms for signs of breast cancer

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    10. Childhood Cancer Survivors and Motherhood Chances

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer

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