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  1. Could Common Diabetes Drugs Help Fight Leukemia?

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Common diabetes drugs might help eradicate drug-resistant cancer cells in a certain form of leukemia when added to standard treatment, a small new study suggests. Researchers found that patients with chronic myeloid l

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  2. More Men With Breast Cancer Removing Both Breasts

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been sharp rise in the number of American men with cancer in one breast who have surgery to remove their cancer-free breast, a new study said. The study authors said this is the first research to identify this

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  3. Black Women and Risk of Having Breast Cancer Genes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young black women have a higher rate of breast and ovarian cancer-related gene mutations than previously believed, a new study finds. These inherited mutations occur in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes. It has been estimated tha

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  4. Blood Test May Predict Breast Cancer Relapse

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental blood test may one day detect the return of early stage breast cancer months before it is revealed by CT or MRI scans, researchers report. Initial treatment with surgery or chemotherapy can miss some c

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  5. Treating Breast Cancer Survivors' Hot Flashes

    By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Needles beat pills for treating hot flashes in breast cancer survivors, according to a new trial that compared acupuncture, "sham" acupuncture, the medication gabapentin and a placebo pill. Interestingly, sham acupunct

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  6. Aspirin, NSAIDs May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly taking low-dose aspirin or other common pain relievers may lower long-term risk of colon cancer, new research suggests. Men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their

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  7. Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The farther they have to travel, the less likely cancer patients are to receive follow-up chemotherapy after surgery, a new study finds. This type of treatment, called adjuvant chemotherapy, is recommended for many patient

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  8. Beta Blockers May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of ov

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  9. Could Laser Skin Test Replace Biopsy For Melanoma?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer remains the most common cancer for Americans, and invasive biopsies for lesions that could be dangerous melanomas have long been routine. Now, researchers say they've developed a non-invasive test that can spot

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  10. Jimmy Carter: Melanoma Has Spread to Brain

    Aug. 20, 2015 -- Former President Jimmy Carter outlined Thursday an aggressive course of treatment that he'll follow to attack the melanoma that was discovered in his liver and has spread to his brain. In a remarkably candid and detailed press conference, Carter, 90, talked about his plan to fight t

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