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    1. Drinking Alcohol Linked to 7 Types of Cancer

      July 22, 2016 -- A new analysis finds compelling evidence that drinking alcohol can cause at least seven types of cancer. It found that heavy drinkers are at the highest risk, but even low to moderate drinkers are more likely to get certain cancers than non-drinkers. The review of evidence, publishe

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    2. Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having scans after treatment does not improve thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan looked at more than 28,000 patients in the United States who were

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    3. Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade. And the study authors from Northwestern University sug

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    4. Fish Oil May Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

      July 20, 2016 -- Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help reduce the risk of dying of colorectal cancer, a study suggests. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., excluding skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s expected lead

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    5. Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows. The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over

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    6. Are Cancer Drugs Working? 'Liquid Biopsy' May Tell

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a blood test that might allow doctors to know quickly whether a cancer drug is working. The technique is in the early stages of testing, and not ready for "prime time," scientists said. But they

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    7. Red Hair, Pale Skin Genes Raise Melanoma Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA that's tied to red hair, fair skin and freckles may also be highly linked to a person's genetic odds of skin cancer, new research suggests. The study's British authors estimate that having the gene is roughly

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    8. Heart Failure, Cancer Risk Link?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who develop heart failure after a heart attack may also face a higher risk of cancer, a new study suggests. And, they may be prone to cancers affecting the lungs or the digestive system, according to the researchers

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    9. Could Statins Help Fight Cancer?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some cancer patients who take cholesterol-lowering statins may live longer than those not on these heart medications, a study from Britain suggests. While it did not prove a cause-and-effect connection, the study of nearl

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    10. 3-D Printed Model Helps Delicate Kidney Surgery

             By Robert Preidt                  HealthDay Reporter                              FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting-edge 3-D technology is making more inroads in medicine, this time helping doctors save a patient's kidney during difficult tumor-removal surgery.        Patient L

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