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  1. Calcium May Cut Risk for Precancerous Colon Lesions in Some People

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming higher amounts of calcium may lower the likelihood of precancerous colon and rectal lesions in people who are at increased risk due to variations in two genes, a new study suggests. High calcium intake did not affe

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  2. Can Selenium Cut Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer?

    By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Men who have higher levels of the mineral known as selenium may also face a lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer, new research suggests. The authors of the study said the mineral -- found in foods such as Brazil n

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  3. Moderate Drinking May Not Affect Breast Cancer Survival: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have survived breast cancer can drink alcohol in moderation, new research indicates. Overall, moderate drinking before or after a diagnosis of breast cancer doesn't seem to have a harmful impact on survival from bre

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  4. Clues to How Exercise May Lower Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who are physically active have lower levels of estrogen and its breakdown products in their bodies, according to a new study, perhaps explaining why exercise may reduce breast cancer risk. Researchers have long li

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  5. More Than a Quarter of Melanoma Survivors Skip Sunscreen, Study Finds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who have survived melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, often fail to protect themselves from the sun, a new study suggests. Researchers found that of 171 melanoma survivors in a U.S. survey, more than 25 percent

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  6. Most Men Don't Need PSA Tests, Doctors' Group Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Men have long been encouraged to get prostate cancer screenings, but there's insufficient evidence that the benefits of a PSA test outweigh the substantial risks associated with the screening. That's why the American College of

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  7. Experimental Vaccine Shows Promise for Ovarian Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting. The promising results of a phase 1 clinical t

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  8. Cancer Patients May Be Unintended Victims of Budget Cuts

    By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of Medicare cancer patients are being denied treatment at clinics nationwide because of federal budget cuts related to the so-called sequester, according to a published report. The mandated cuts took effect

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  9. Melanoma Rates Rising in U.S. Children

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 3 (HealthDay News) -- Melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, doesn't usually occur in kids, but a new study shows that it's happening more often. While melanoma in children is still extremely rare, the rate increased by about 2 percent per y

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  10. Antidepressant Lessens Chemo-Related Pain

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- The antidepressant drug Cymbalta can help relieve chronic pain caused by certain cancer drugs, a new clinical trial reports. The study, appearing in the April 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, tested Cymb

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