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  1. Vegetarian Diet May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said. Colorectal cancer is the second leading c

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  2. 'Biosimilar' Drug May Mean Cheaper Patient Options

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the nation's first "biosimilar" drug, a move that could lead to more affordable medications for Americans who take cutting-edge biologic drugs. This first drug, Za

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  3. Breast Cancer Survivors and Thyroid Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive breast cancer may have a higher-than-average risk of developing thyroid cancer in the next several years, a new study suggests. Looking at government data on over 700,000 U.S. women treated for breast cancer

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  4. Drug May Help Some With Breast Cancer Stay Fertile

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer chemotherapy can trigger an unfortunate side effect for some patients -- early menopause. But a new study suggests that adding the drug goserelin to chemotherapy cuts the odds of that happening in women wi

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  5. FDA Questions Safety of 2 Sunscreen Ingredients

    March 2, 2015 -- The FDA is proposing to prevent two sunscreen ingredients from entering the U.S. market unless the companies using them in certain products can prove they're safe and effective. The agency published its proposal in the Federal Register. The ingredients, ecamsule and enzacamene, were

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  6. Colon Cancer's Location May Be Factor in Survival

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The area of the colon where a cancer develops may play a role in a patient's survival, a new study suggests. Researchers report that people with colon cancer that started in the left colon may be more likely to survive th

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  7. Watch-and-Wait Strategy and Some Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing active surveillance over treatment for prostate cancer may decrease the odds of survival in men with intermediate-risk cancer, a new study says. The risk of death over 15 years for men with intermediate-risk prost

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  8. More Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause o

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  9. 'Overdiagnosis' Risk May Affect Mammogram Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says. One expert said the findings are important. "The take-home message

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  10. Low Cancer Risk With Fibroid Removal Device

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small power tool that is sometimes used to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the abdomen, but a new study suggests the likelihood is low. Researchers called the

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