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    1. PSA Testing and Primary Care Docs, Urologists

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Urologists are far more likely than primary care doctors to do prostate cancer screenings known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, a new study reports. For the test, a blood sample is taken and sent to a la

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    2. Is Other Body Fat Safe for Breast Reconstruction?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using women's own fat cells to enhance breast reconstruction following cancer surgery doesn't increase the risk they will experience a recurrence of their disease or develop a new cancer, research suggests. The proc

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    3. Breast, Thyroid Cancer: Risk for Survivors

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive either breast or thyroid cancer may be at increased risk for the other tumor type, according to a new analysis. University of Chicago researchers who reviewed 37 published studies found breast cancer sur

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    4. Meditation May Ease Breast Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recor

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    5. Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoki

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    6. Weight May Influence Lung Cancer Surgery Outcome

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests. The study included more than 41,000 people who had lung cancer surgery between 2009 an

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    7. Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests. In fact, patients suffering from colon, pros

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    8. Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says. The researchers said these

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    9. More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely t

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    10. What's the Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed. The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S.

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