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    1. Is Ovary Removal Tied to Colon Cancer Risk?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 196,000 Swedish women who'd had their ovaries removed, the risk

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    2. Lots of Fruit May Lower Teens' Breast Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teenage girls who consume large amounts of fruit may lower their future risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. Conversely, women who drink more alcohol over time might increase their breast cancer risk, although they

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    3. BRCA Mutations May Play Role in Prostate Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A man's risk of aggressive and lethal prostate cancer may be heavily influenced by gene mutations previously linked to breast and ovarian cancer in women, a trio of new studies suggests. And, at least one expert says these

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    4. Lung Cancer Surgery Worthwhile for Older Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older lung cancer patients are surviving longer when they have lung cancer surgery, a new study suggests. "This greater than expected survival in older patients selected for operative therapy is noteworthy, especially cons

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    5. Additional Treatments for Pancreatic Cancer

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports. Researchers looked at the effects of adding a second drug -- erlotinib (Tarceva) -- to the initial round

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    6. Could Talk Therapy Ease Chemo Memory Issues?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A type of psychotherapy might help cancer survivors deal with the long-term thinking problems some experience after chemotherapy, researchers say. It's estimated that about half of those who undergo chemotherapy for

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    7. Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests. Both statins and cholesterol levels have been l

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    8. These Foods Linked to Aggressive Prostate Cancer?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests. "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate

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    9. Breast Cancer Meds Won't Raise Risk of These

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with estrogen-lowering drugs called aromatase inhibitors doesn't raise the risk of heart attacks and strokes among breast cancer survivors, a new study suggests. However, the researchers did find that women wh

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    10. These Breast Cancer Meds Not Tied to 'Chemo Brain'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some breast cancer patients complain of a fogged mental condition often called "chemo brain," experienced after their therapy. Now, new research suggests that at least one class of chemotherapy drugs, called anthracycli

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