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  1. U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Falling Overall, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Overall lung cancer rates are dropping, according to a new analysis of nearly a half million Americans with lung cancer. But, the news wasn't all good -- the study also found that the rates of certain types of lung cance

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  2. Gut Bacteria May Reveal Colon Cancer, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Analyzing the composition of people's collection of gut bacteria -- also called the gut microbiome -- can help improve identification of those who are at risk for, or already have, colon cancer, according to a new study.

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  3. Is the PSA Test Worth It?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of the PSA test to screen men for prostate cancer has long been debated, and a new study of 162,000 men may not resolve the issue. The European study, reported Aug. 6 in The Lancet, finds that widespread use of

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  4. Rise in Risk With New Breast Cancer Gene: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mutated versions of a gene called PALB2 can dramatically increase a woman's risk of breast cancer, a new study has found. Women carrying the PALB2 mutation have a one in three chance of developing breast cancer by the

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  5. 1 in 10 Cancer Survivors Still Smokes Years Later

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Almost 10 percent of people who survive cancer are still smoking a decade later, a new study from the American Cancer Society shows. Experts said the findings, reported online Aug. 6 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biom

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  6. Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon, stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. Based on a review of available studies, researchers determined that the benefi

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  7. Women Over 75 May Benefit From Mammograms

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women 75 and older may still benefit from routine mammograms, according to new research. However, not everyone agrees with this study's conclusions. "Mammography detects breast cancer early, when it's more treatable and

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  8. Statins May Aid Survival From Colon Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, may also boost colorectal cancer survival, according to a new U.K. study. Early research has found that, overall, colon cancer patients who took statins such as Lipitor

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  9. J&J Pulls Hysterectomy Tool Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market. In a letter that was to be sent to all of its custome

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  10. Woman Skips Round of Chemo to Help Cancer Research

    July 30, 2014 -- A biomedical researcher with an unusually aggressive form of breast cancer has taken an extraordinary step to "immortalize" her cancer cells. Kimberly L. Koss, PhD, 57, skipped standard presurgical chemotherapy in an effort to grow pure versions of the cells removed after her mastec

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