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  1. Diets High in Dairy May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in dairy products may slightly extend the lives of people diagnosed with colon cancer, a new study suggests. But at least one cancer doctor not involved with the study was skeptical of the research and its c

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  2. 3D Mammograms May Improve Breast Cancer Screening

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Newer, three-dimensional mammograms may be better at picking up invasive tumors and avoiding false alarms than traditional breast cancer screening methods, a study of 13 U.S. hospitals suggests. Researchers found that 3D mam

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  3. Why Do Black People Fare Worse With Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks with colon cancer are about half as likely as whites to get a type of colon cancer that has a better chance of survival, a new study says. This may be one of the reasons why blacks are more likely to die of colon ca

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  4. Cost of Prostate Cancer Surgery Varies Widely

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For an uninsured man with prostate cancer, the price of surgery could range from $10,000 to $135,000, depending on the hospital, a U.S. study finds. What's more, that wide range in charges -- a 13-fold difference -- has not

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  5. Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths by 28%: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mammography screening of healthy women reduces deaths from breast cancer by about 28 percent, according to a new study. This latest research, published online in the June 18 issue of BMJ, is likely to reignite the deb

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  6. MRIs Plus Mammograms Best for High-Risk Women?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For the best chance at spotting breast cancer early, women at high risk need frequent MRI screenings along with mammograms, a large Canadian study contends. Mammograms alone failed to detect the early cancers in a study

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  7. Too Much Sitting Tied to Risks for Certain Cancers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You may want to stand up to read this. A new study suggests that people who spend the bulk of their day sitting -- whether behind the wheel, in front of the TV or working at a computer -- appear to have an increased risk

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  8. Childhood Cancer Survivors, Ongoing Health Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors wind up in the hospital more often than other people, a new study finds. The researchers looked at nearly 1,500 people who were treated for childhood cancer between 1975 and 2005, and a "contro

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  9. Tumor-Targeting Agent Attaches to Cancer Cells: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of tumor-targeting agent may help detect and treat a wide variety of cancers, according to a new study. This new agent -- dubbed the tumor-targeting alkylphosphocholine (APC) molecule -- can travel throughout

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  10. Red Meat May Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who ate the most red meat increased their risk for breast cancer by nearly 25 percent, a 20-year study of nearly 89,000 women suggests. On the flip side, however, replacing a daily serving of red meat with a combi

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