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  1. U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that cervical cancer rates in the United States are much higher than previously reported, especially among women in their 60s and black women. Previous studies had estimated that the U.S. cervical cancer r

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  2. 1 Woman's Cancer Battle & Promise of New Treatment

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just over two years ago, Melinda Bachini decided she was done with chemotherapy to treat her cholangiocarcinoma -- a rare cancer of the bile duct that runs from the liver to the intestines. At that point, she'd gone through t

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  3. Low Vitamin D Linked to Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to more aggressive and advanced cases of prostate cancer in men, a new study suggests. And black men with low vitamin D levels were more likely than those with normal levels to

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  4. Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A typical salon manicure involves drying freshly painted nails under a lamp that emits ultraviolet-A (UV-A) rays -- a spectrum of light long linked to skin cancers. But a new study suggests that the average visit to a nai

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  5. Joblessness a Side Effect of Breast Cancer Chemo

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports. The study of women younger than 65 found that four years after treatmen

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  6. FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 and older. "Today's approval offers women and physicians a ne

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  7. Prostate Cancer and 'Watchful Waiting' Approach

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors often recommend no treatment at all when a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, opting instead to keep a close eye on the slow-growing tumor and acting only when it becomes aggressive. But a new, long-term E

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  8. Blood Test Aims to Predict Breast Cancer's Return

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test may one day help predict the recurrence of breast cancer and also a woman's response to breast cancer treatment, researchers report. "We are able to do this with literally a spoonful of serum [blood],"

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  9. Vegetables in Childhood May Benefit Breast Health

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Girls who ate the most fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids were less likely to get benign breast disease, a new study suggests. Carotenoids are a group of pigments that typically produce an orange, red or dark gre

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  10. High-Fat Diet May Boost Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For more than three decades, experts have debated whether eating a high-fat diet increases breast cancer risk. Now, new research suggests it might boost the chances of three common types of breast cancer. In a large E

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