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  1. Too Much Fish Oil Might Boost Prostate Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a lot of oily fish or taking potent fish oil supplements may increase a man's risk of developing prostate cancer, new research suggests. Moreover, marine sources of omega-3 fatty acids may also raise the risk for agg

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  2. Soy Won't Prevent Prostate Cancer's Return: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Soy supplements don't prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer after surgical removal of the prostate, a new small study finds. Many men with prostate cancer try soy products, but there is no hard evidence that they thwart a re

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  3. Many Docs Don't Follow HPV/Pap Test Guidelines: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Too few doctors follow U.S. guidelines for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and cervical cancer screening, according to a new study. A survey of 366 obstetricians-gynecologists in the United States found that less than one

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  4. Many Men Plan to Ignore PSA Test Guideline: Survey

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 9 (HealthDay News) -- Most older American men plan to get screened for prostate cancer despite a recent recommendation that many should just skip the controversial PSA test, a new survey suggests. The authors of a report about the survey don't reveal

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  5. Fish Habit May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk, Study Suggests

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 27 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly eating oily fish such as salmon, tuna or sardines may help reduce the risk of breast cancer, a new report suggests. These fish contain a type of fatty acid known as n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). "Increas

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  6. Young Men Less Likely to Survive Melanoma Than Women: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- White male teens and young adults are more likely to die of melanoma skin cancer than their female counterparts, a new study finds. Researchers looked at data from more than 26,000 white patients, aged 15 to 39, in the United

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  7. Look Beyond the Sun for Skin Cancer Culprits

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Think "skin cancer" and blame immediately goes to the sun. Justifiably so -- though not totally, skin doctors say. "Hands down, sun exposure is the biggest risk factor for skin cancer," said Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, an assistant pro

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  8. Blood Test for Colon Cancer Shows Promise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Could screening for colon cancer someday be as easy as having a blood test? Researchers say just such a test is showing early promise in trials. The screening checks for levels of miR-21 -- a piece of DNA known as microRNA. R

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  9. Tweaking Diet Might Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer may boost their survival chances if they replace animal fats and carbohydrates in their diet with healthy fats such as olive oils, nuts and avocados, new research suggests. Men who substituted 10 percent o

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  10. Experts Dispel Common Melanoma Myths

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 7 (HealthDay News) -- As you head to the beach or pool, here are some sun-sense tips to keep in mind: Skin that tans is not invulnerable to cancer, and one application of sunscreen daily is not enough protection against the sun's harmful ultra

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