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    1. Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Ward Off This Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who take low-dose aspirin for more than 10 years might be reducing their risk for pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests. Even taking a daily aspirin for just three years lowered the chances of the deadly cance

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    2. Pancreatic Cancer: 2nd Deadliest Cancer by 2030?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is set to become the second deadliest cancer in the United States by 2030, new research predicts. If the projections hold, pancreatic cancer will bypass breast, prostate and colorectal cancers, ending up seco

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    3. Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study

      By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no firm evidence that the type 2 diabetes medications known as incretin-based drugs cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, U.S. and European health officials say. But it's too early to say there's definitely n

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    4. Blood Test Might Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test might one day help doctors spot pancreatic cancer in its early stages, Danish scientists report. The researchers said their testing is still too preliminary to be certain it can accurately diagnose panc

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    5. Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal tumor types because it's too often diagnosed in a later, advanced stage. But a new study suggests that a simple blood test might help spot the disease earlier. The study is described as s

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    6. Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually carries with it a poor prognosis, and the news may be even worse for those who are obese: It could mean dying two to three months sooner than pancreatic cancer patients of normal weigh

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    7. Healthy Eating Might Ward Off Pancreatic Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 500,000 Americans, those who ate a healthy diet reduced their risk for pancreatic cancer by 15 percent. The diet used in the study followed federal dietary guidelines from 2005 and recommended eating

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    8. Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test that detects deadly pancreatic cancer earlier than usual might slightly improve patients' odds for survival, a small Japanese study suggests. "This new diagnostic test may be a safe and easy screening method

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    9. Eat Antioxidants to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

      July 24, 2012 -- New research suggests that diets rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, and selenium may help lower the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. According to the study, people whose diets had a higher amount of foods loaded with these antioxidants were two-thirds less likel

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    10. Can a Saliva Test Spot Early Pancreatic Cancer?

      Oct. 12, 2011 -- A simple saliva test may one day help doctors diagnose people with pancreatic cancer before it has spread. As of now, there is no early screening test for pancreatic cancer. There often are no symptoms until the cancer has begun to spread, which accounts for its poor survival rate.

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