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  1. 3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Can

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  2. Herbicide Ingredient Called Probable Carcinogen

    March 23, 2015 -- An ingredient found in a number of herbicides, including the weed killer Roundup, is a "probable carcinogen," says a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Specifically, it's an ingredient called glyphosate that poses the threat, according to the report

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  3. Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Ho

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  4. Urine Test for Kidney Cancer Shows Promise

    FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A urine test might someday become a much-needed early detection test for kidney cancer, a new study suggests. "This research is very important and a significant finding, because we do not have a good screening mechanism for kidney cancer," said one expert,

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  5. Skin Cancer Rates Rise for Hispanic, Asian Women

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While most white people who develop skin cancer are older men, the reverse is true in Asian and Hispanic populations, a new study suggests. Researchers contend that shifting preferences for tanning among Asians and Hisp

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  6. New Drug May Help Keep Hodgkin Lymphoma at Bay

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An FDA-approved drug doubled the amount of time that patients with Hodgkins lymphoma survived without any progression in their disease, a new study shows. All of the patients also received stem cell therapy along with

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  7. Certain Painkillers May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prior research has suggested that regular use of a certain class of painkillers might lower colon cancer risk, but a new study finds that a person's genetics may also play a big role. Regular, long-term use of nonprescri

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  8. Study Questions Accuracy of Breast Cancer Biopsies

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one of every four breast tissue biopsies tested for cancer may have been incorrectly diagnosed by pathologists taking part in a study to test their skills. The pathologists did well at identifying invasive b

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  9. Tetanus Shot May Boost Brain Cancer Survival

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a simple tetanus shot to another vaccine treatment for a highly lethal form of brain cancer dramatically extended some patients' survival in a small new study. Researchers from Duke Cancer Institute found that

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  10. Screening Could Cut 21K Annual Colon Cancer Deaths

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Boosting older adults' colon cancer screening rates to 80 percent by 2018 would lead to 21,000 fewer deaths from the cancer each year in the United States by 2030, a new study suggests. Colon cancer is a leading cause o

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