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  1. Supplement Linked to Reduction in Skin Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A cheap and easily available vitamin supplement appears to reduce a person's risk of skin cancer, new research contends. A form of vitamin B3 called nicotinamide is linked to a reduction of non-melanoma skin cancers by

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  2. Consumer Reports Recommends 15 of 34 Sunscreens

    May 14, 2015 -- Nearly a third of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports fell short of the promised SPF protection, missing the mark by anywhere from 16% to 70%, according to the organization’s annual sunscreen report. The report also expressed concerns about so-called “natural” sunscreens and claims

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  3. This Prostate Cancer Treatment May Impair Thinking

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men undergoing hormone therapy to treat prostate cancer may experience impaired mental function within the first six months that persists for at least a year, a new study suggests. Moreover, the risk of memory, learning

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  4. MRI Might Predict Breast Cancer Risk in Some Women

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women at high risk of breast cancer often have routine MRI scans to try to detect any tumors early. Now a new study hints the scans might also predict which women are most likely to develop cancer in the near future. Research

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  5. Survival Odds Improving for Ovarian Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, traditionally viewed as an aggressive killer, are much more likely to survive the disease than they were several decades ago, new research shows. "Ovarian cancer, unfortunately, is as

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  6. Statins May Slow Prostate Cancer Progression

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Statins, widely used to lower cholesterol levels, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer in patients receiving hormone therapy, a new study suggests. Among 926 men undergoing hormone therapy for advanced prosta

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  7. New Method May Spot Ovarian Cancer Earlier

    May 5, 2015 -- A screening method that uses blood tests can detect twice as many cases of ovarian cancer as older testing methods, and that may lead to women getting diagnosed sooner, researchers say. The new approach looks at how levels of a protein linked to the disease change over time in a woman

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  8. Can Statins Help Lower Lung Cancer Death Risk?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Taking the cholesterol-lowering medications known as statins for a year before getting a diagnosis of lung cancer was associated with a 12 percent lower risk of dying from that cancer, new research suggests. The researchers fro

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  9. Experts Continue to Scale Back Annual Pap Smear

    May 1, 2015 — Many women were raised on the mantra "Pap smear once a year." But for women 21 years and older at average risk for cervical cancer, getting screened once every 3 years should be enough, according to advice from the American College of Physicians (ACP). There is also a recommendation ag

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  10. Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy vs. Full Breast Removal

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who chose to preserve the nipple during a mastectomy had similar survival or recurrence rates to women who underwent full breast removal, a new study found. "Nipple-sparing surgery is o

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