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  1. Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests. The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to

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  2. FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs calle

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  3. Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds. The researchers said these biofilms were especially prevalent on the right side of the colon. The presence of thes

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  4. Common Pain Meds May Help Prevent Some Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say. Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous c

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  5. Cancer Rates Higher in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

    Dec. 16, 2014 -- People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with more of some types of cancer -- and are more likely to die from cancer -- than people without diabetes, a new Australian study shows. The researchers say that close follow-up, given right after a diabetes diagnosis, might part

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  6. When Breast Cancer Spreads

    If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's called advanced, or metastatic, cancer. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn't curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer. "The  majority

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  7. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

    When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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  8. Are Clinical Trials Right for You?

    Scientists are looking for new ways to treat advanced breast cancer in clinical trials. These trials test new drugs to see if they are safe and if they work. They often are a way for people to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be

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  9. Feel Better During Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment

    Cancer medicines are strong, and their side effects can be intense. But there are ways to manage them. The key is to let your doctor know what's bothering you so he or she can recommend changes that help. In some cases, your doctor may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For exa

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  10. Test May Predict Return of Early Breast Tumor

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- For women who have early breast tumors surgically removed, a new genetic test may help predict the odds of a recurrence, a new study says. The research, presented Friday at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, focused on

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