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  1. The Faces of Brain Cancer

    When doctors announced that Sen. Edward Kennedy had a kind of brain cancer called malignant glioma, many people hearing the news had probably never heard of the cancer. For some, however, the diagnosis was painfully familiar. WebMD talked to three survivors of brain cancer similar to that affecting

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  2. Sen. Ted Kennedy Leaves Hospital

    May 21, 2008 -- Sen. Edward Kennedy, diagnosed yesterday with brain cancer, headed to his Cape Cod, Mass., home today after being discharged from Massachusetts General Hospital. "Senator Kennedy has recovered remarkably quickly from his Monday procedure" and was therefore released a day ahead of sch

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  3. Sen. Ted Kennedy Has Brain Cancer

    May 20, 2008 -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, 76, has been diagnosed with a malignant glioma, a type of brain cancer. A glioma is a brain tumor that begins in glial cells, which are cells that surround and support nerve cells. Kennedy remains at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he has been since he s

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  4. Drug Temodar Ups Brain Cancer Survival

    Oct. 30, 2007 (Los Angeles) -- People with a type of brain cancer that was invariably fatal only five years ago now have a shot at living three, four, or even five years after diagnosis, European researchers report. In a new study, four times as many people with a brain cancer called glioblastoma mu

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  5. Life After a Brain Tumor: One Man's Story

    During the fall of 1995, I had just turned 40 and was at the top of my legal profession. But I suddenly found myself getting totally exhausted each weekend. I was of no use to my wife, Ellie, or my kids. One morning while using the treadmill, I saw stars. I drove myself to the emergency room; the do

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  6. Breast Density, Cancer Link?

    Jan. 17, 2007 -- Among women 40 and older, denser breasts may mean greater breast cancer , according to a new report. In a review of studies looking at more than 2,200 Canadian women, those with denser breasts were three to five times more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer during the study p

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  7. Test Predicts Breast Cancer Recurrence

    Dec. 19, 2006 (San Antonio) -- A test that characterizes each breast tumor by its unique genetic fingerprint may soon allow doctors to identify those women whose cancer is most likely to recur despite tamoxifen therapy, Dutch researchers report. The powerful genetic tool can help spare many women fr

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  8. Antihistamine Use Tied to Brain Tumors

    April 4, 2006 (Washington) -- Taking antihistamines may raise the risk of developing certain types of brain cancer, a new study shows. "We want to stress that this is preliminary data and that antihistamines do not cause brain cancer," says researcher Michael Scheurer, PhD, of the University of Texa

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  9. Cell Phones: No Link to Brain Tumors

    Jan. 20, 2006 -- Do cell phones cause brain tumors? The question has been asked since the phones first arrived on the scene, and now one of the largest studies ever to examine the issue shows that the answer is no. The new report is in line with most other large studies and should reassure the hundr

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  10. Allergies, Asthma May Protect Against Brain Cancer

    July 15, 2005 -- Early genetic research raises the possibility that allergies and asthma may help protect against a deadly form of brain cancer. The findings, while preliminary, could help advance the understanding of the immune system's role in cancer, researchers say. The newly published study sug

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