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    1. BRCA Mutations May Play Role in Prostate Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A man's risk of aggressive and lethal prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by gene mutations previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women, a trio of new studies suggests. And, at least one expert says these

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    2. Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older lung cancer patients are surviving longer when they have lung cancer surgery, a new study suggests. "This greater than expected survival in older patients selected for operative therapy is noteworthy, especially cons

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    3. Additional Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports. Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug -- erlotinib (Tarceva) -- to the initial round

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    4. Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo Memory Issues?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say. It's estimated that about half of those who undergo chemotherapy for

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    5. Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests. Both statins and cholesterol levels have been l

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    6. These Foods Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests. "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate

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    7. These Breast Cancer Meds Not Tied to 'Chemo Brain'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracycli

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    8. Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Risk of These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn't raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. However, the researchers did find that women wh

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    9. Breast Cancer Gene Might Lower Women's Fertility

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report. The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, m

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    10. Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests. Looking at 47 previous studies, researchers found that, on average, colon ca

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