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    1. Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests. When radiologists look at mammograms for signs of breast cancer

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    2. Childhood Cancer Survivors and Motherhood Chances

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer

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    3. Generic Gleevec Will Likely Save Millions in Costs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using the generic form of the cancer drug Gleevec could save patients and insurers millions of dollars, a new study suggests. The patent on Gleevec expired in January. The generic version of the drug is called imatinib. T

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    4. Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combo quickly shrinks certain breast cancer tumors before surgery or chemotherapy in some women, British researchers report. The specific breast cancer is called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HE

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    5. Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes who take insulin appear to have a higher risk of dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women with diabetes who take insulin "have considerably increased breas

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    6. U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overall rates of cancer and deaths from cancer in the United States continue to decline, a newly released report says. However, an increase in liver cancer deaths is cause for concern, the report authors noted. An incre

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    7. This Treatment Promising for Early Breast Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests. The research only tracked women for f

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    8. 'Poor Carb' Diets and Nonsmoker Lung Cancer Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates. These so-called "high glycemic index" diets -- regimens that

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    9. Low-Dose Aspirin and Lower Risk of Some Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking low-dose aspirin every day may lower the overall risk of cancer by 3 percent, mostly because of larger reductions that were seen in the risk for colon and gastrointestinal tumors, researchers are reporting. But

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    10. Overestimating Early Breast Cancer Return, Spread

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests. The study involved more than 1,000 women new

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