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    1. Evening Snacking May Up Breast Cancer Return Odds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients fond of midnight snacking may be at a higher risk of a breast cancer recurrence, according to new research. "Women whose usual nightly fast was less than 13 hours had a 36 percent increased risk

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    2. More Evidence This Drug Raises Bladder Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More evidence linking the diabetes drug Actos to an increased risk of bladder cancer has surfaced in a new study that also finds the risk rises with increased use. Actos (pioglitazone) appears to increase risk of bla

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    3. Acupuncture, Hot Flashes, & Breast Cancer Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investi

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    4. Cancer Patients Cared for at Home Live Longer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter   MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found. The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive pall

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    5. Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests. When radiologists look at mammograms for signs of breast cancer

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    6. Childhood Cancer Survivors and Motherhood Chances

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer

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    7. Generic Gleevec Will Likely Save Millions in Costs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using the generic form of the cancer drug Gleevec could save patients and insurers millions of dollars, a new study suggests. The patent on Gleevec expired in January. The generic version of the drug is called imatinib. T

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    8. Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combo quickly shrinks certain breast cancer tumors before surgery or chemotherapy in some women, British researchers report. The specific breast cancer is called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HE

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    9. Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes who take insulin appear to have a higher risk of dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women with diabetes who take insulin "have considerably increased breas

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    10. This Treatment Promising for Early Breast Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests. The research only tracked women for f

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