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  1. Heavy Drinking and Alcohol-Related Cancers Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heavy drinking increases the risk for injury and alcohol-related cancers, a new study reports. Strategies are needed to curb alcohol abuse, particularly in low-income countries, the Canadian researchers said in

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  2. Cancer Still Leading Cause of Death for Hispanics

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States overall, but a new report finds that cancer remains the number one killer of U.S. Hispanics. Hispanics now make up over 17 percent of the U.S. populati

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  3. Can All Women Be Screened for Breast Cancer Genes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Screening all women for gene mutations that increase the risk of breast and ovarian cancer is too costly to be feasible, a new study suggests. Women with BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have a much higher risk of breast an

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  4. Lung Cancer Rates Rising in Nonsmokers

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nonsmokers account for a growing percentage of aggressive lung cancer cases in the United States and the United Kingdom, new research finds. In one study, British researchers found that over seven years the proportion

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  5. Testicular Cancer: Genes Account for Half the Risk

    Sept. 9, 2015 -- Almost 50% of the risk of getting testicular cancer comes from the DNA passed down from our parents, according to a new study. Typically, genetics accounts for just 20% of the calculation doctors make to gauge someone's odds of getting other types of cancer, say scientists at The In

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  6. Electrical Bursts May Help Fight Pancreatic Cancer

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests. Using zaps of electricity in certain patients can "nearly dou

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  7. More Men With Breast Cancer Removing Both Breasts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been sharp rise in the number of American men with cancer in one breast who have surgery to remove their cancer-free breast, a new study said. The study authors said this is the first research to identify this

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  8. Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common diabetes drugs might help eradicate drug-resistant cancer cells in a certain form of leukemia when added to standard treatment, a small new study suggests. Researchers found that patients with chronic myeloid l

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  9. Black Women and Risk of Having Breast Cancer Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated tha

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  10. Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some c

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