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    1. Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Often Not Watched Closely

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most men with low-risk prostate cancer who choose "watchful waiting" instead of aggressive treatment may not be followed as closely as they should be, a new study suggests. This puts them in danger of their cancer progressi

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    2. Antidepressants With Tamoxifen Safe: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer survivors who take antidepressants while on the cancer drug tamoxifen are not at increased risk for a return of their cancer, a new study finds. Tamoxifen is widely used to reduce the risk of breast cancer ret

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    3. False-Positive Mammogram and Breast Cancer Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that suggests a false-positive result on a mammogram may be somewhat more worrisome than thought, a new study says women who get such a result may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer later. Ho

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    4. Advanced Breast Cancer Survival Improving

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American women diagnosed with advanced, stage 4 breast cancer have a better chance of survival, and are surviving longer, compared to two decades ago, a new study finds. Stage 4 breast cancer involves a tumor that has sp

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    5. Is Breast Density an Overrated Cancer Risk Factor?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast density is considered by many an independent risk factor for breast cancer. But new research from Croatia suggests it might not be that critical after all. Researchers evaluated thousands of mammogram reports in

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    6. Sweat to Help Reduce Your Risk for Prostate Cancer

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man's risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests. Nearly half of lethal prostate cancer cases in the United States would b

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    7. Yoga May Lessen Prostate Cancer Side Effects

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may benefit men who are undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, according to a small study. Many such patients experience side effects, including fatigue, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence and a dec

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    8. Kidney Woes Tied to Raised Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Kidney failure and having a kidney transplant may increase the risk for certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. Poor kidney function and immune system-suppressing drugs may be behind this increased risk, according

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    9. Surgery May Benefit High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove part of the lung can be a safe and effective treatment option for people with early stage lung cancer, even those traditionally considered "high-risk," a new study finds. Previous research had suggested

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    10. 'Gene Editing' Reverses Baby's Leukemia

      Nov. 6, 2015 -- Doctors in the United Kingdom have successfully treated a baby girl diagnosed with incurable leukemia by using a gene-editing technique that had been tested only in the laboratory. The parents of 1-year-old Layla Richards from London gave permission for the experimental treatment whe

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