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  1. Income Might Influence Risk for Certain Cancers

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancers in the United States are tied to poverty, while others are more common among the wealthy, researchers report. In the poorest areas of the country, the incidence of cancer is generally lower than in richer re

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  2. Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotion More Than Facts?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- TV and magazine ads for U.S. cancer centers are heavy on emotional appeal, but light on the facts that patients need to know, a new study finds. In an analysis of more than 400 ads that ran nationwide, researchers found that

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  3. Prostate Cancer 'Could Be Transmitted Sexually'

    May 23, 2014 -- Prostate cancer might be a sexually transmitted disease caused by a common infection, according to a study. Experts say the research has limitations and is not proof, though. Scientists at the University of California found evidence of a link between prostate cancer and the STD trich

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  4. Double Mastectomy Often Not Needed, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many breast cancer patients who have their second breast removed as a precaution don't actually need the double mastectomy, a new study finds. Researchers who evaluated more than 1,400 women with breast cancer found th

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  5. Diet, Lifestyle Affect Prostate Cancer Risk, Studies Find

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diet and lifestyle can play a role in lowering a man's risk of prostate cancer, according to a trio of new studies. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates and lower in protein and fat is associated with a 60 percent to 70

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  6. Pancreatic Cancer: 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is set to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030, new research predicts. If the projections hold, pancreatic cancer will bypass breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, ending up seco

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  7. Measles Virus Put Woman's Cancer into Remission

    May 16, 2014 -- A highly concentrated dose of measles virus has put a woman's incurable cancer into remission, according to researchers. Stacy Erholtz, 49, had undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy and stem cell transplants to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma, but she suffered relapses ev

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  8. Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obesity may raise the risk of dying from early stage breast cancer for some women. Obese women who had not yet gone through menopause and who had a form of the disease known as estrogen recepto

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  9. Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine using a blood test to give you the odds your breast cancer will return. A new German study brings that possibility a step closer. Researchers have found it may be possible to look for "markers" of cancer ce

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  10. Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New screening guidelines for lung cancer could save tens of thousands of lives, but the CT scans involved will be costly, a new study has found. Projections show that implementing the guidelines will detect nearly 55,0

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