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    1. Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater

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    2. Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Researchers found that PET imaging can identify patients whose H

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    3. Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes. The review also found that people who follo

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    4. Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that the position a woman is placed in during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence -- for better or worse -- the scan's accuracy. The small study, from radiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospita

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    5. Many Don't Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates. A study of U.S. patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer found only 11 percent underw

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    6. Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. "Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendat

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    7. Good Results Halt Lung Cancer Drug Study

      June 17, 2016 -- A clinical trial of a new lung cancer drug called Keytruda was halted because it's so effective that researchers want to offer it to all the patients in the study. The trial included 305 lung cancer patients who had not yet received any treatment and was designed to compare Keytruda

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    8. Advanced Lung Cancer More Often Seen in Middle Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- British middle-aged adults are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer than those who are slightly older, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed information from about 34,000 lung cancer patients in Engl

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    9. Extensive Surgery Best for This Brain Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to battling a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, more extensive surgeries may be best to boost patient survival, researchers have concluded. The brain cancer -- called glioblastoma multiforme -- i

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    10. Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says. Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French i

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