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  1. 'Overdiagnosis' Risk May Affect Mammogram Rates

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Educating women about the possibility of "overdiagnosis" from mammography screening may make some of them less likely to get the test, a new study says. One expert said the findings are important. "The take-home message

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  2. Low Cancer Risk With Fibroid Removal Device

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small power tool that is sometimes used to remove fibroids in the uterus can end up spreading bits of hidden cancerous tumors throughout the abdomen, but a new study suggests the likelihood is low. Researchers called the

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  3. More Surviving Cancer Today Than 20 Years Ago

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Survival rates are improving for many people with cancers of the breast, prostate, lung, liver and colon or rectum, especially for those diagnosed at younger ages, a new study reports. Cancer is still a leading cause o

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  4. Too Many Prostate Cancer Patients Being Treated?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a wait-and-watch approach for prostate cancer isn't being used often enough, and that more men are being treated than may be necessary. Additionally, the researchers expressed concern about the

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  5. New Drug May Slow Recurrent Thyroid Cancer: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new thyroid cancer drug can delay the progression of the disease almost five times longer than a placebo in people with recurring cancer, according to results from a new clinical trial. The oral drug, lenvatinib, is

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  6. Researchers Identify 8 Signs of Impending Death

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they have identified eight specific physical signs that strongly indicate that someone with advanced cancer is entering the last days of life. The investigators focused on telltale signs that a patient has, at

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  7. Coffee May Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ladies, a heavy coffee habit might do more than perk you up. New research suggests it may also reduce your risk of endometrial cancer. Using data on more than 456,000 women from two large ongoing studies, researchers eval

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  8. 2 Genetic Variants for Breast Cancer Identified

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have identified two new genetic variants that are associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. The two variants apparently affect the KLF4 gene, which is believed to help control the way cells g

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  9. Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer than half of Americans are aware that some major lifestyle factors can affect their cancer risk, a new survey suggests. Instead, many people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren't back by scientific evidence --

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  10. Top Cancer Killer of Women in Wealthy Nations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer has overtaken breast cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in developed countries, reflecting changing smoking patterns among females worldwide, a new report shows. Legions of women began smoking fou

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