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    1. 'Medical Tattoos' Help Hide Surgical Scars

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with unsightly scars from cancer surgeries may benefit from "medical tattoos" that can help restore some of the skin's natural appearance, Dutch researchers report. The researchers surveyed 56 patients who got me

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    2. Organ Transplants Linked to Skin Cancer Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who have an organ transplant may be more likely to develop skin cancer, new research suggests. The finding applies to all transplant patients, even those who are nonwhite and dark-skinned, according to D

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    3. More Breast Cancer Patients Should Consider Radiation

             By Kathleen Doheny                  HealthDay Reporter                      WEDNESDAY, Sept. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines issued by three leading cancer organizations suggest that more breast cancer patients should consider radiation therapy after a mastectomy.        Overall,

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    4. Finding Pain Relief Tough Even at Cancer Centers

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Staff members at nearly one in 10 major U.S. cancer centers -- all of which provide palliative care services -- weren't certain such symptom-management and supportive care was actually available there, a new study reve

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    5. Vasectomy May Not Raise Prostate Cancer Risk

      By Don Rauf HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large, new study challenges previous research that suggested vasectomies might increase the risk of prostate cancer or dying from it. In the latest finding, researchers found no connection between vasectomies and overall ris

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    6. Childhood Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall: CDC

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. children who die from cancer has fallen 20 percent since 1999, and leukemia is no longer the top killer, a new federal government report shows. The decline continues a trend that began back in the 1970s, e

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    7. Treating Prostate Cancer: Different Choices

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A large, decade-long study offers new insights into the treatment dilemmas that many men diagnosed with prostate cancer face: What to do next? The research finds that for certain men, death rates from prostate cancer w

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    8. Cancer Caregivers Face Difficult Demands

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who care for loved ones with cancer face more challenges than those who look after someone with other health problems, a new study reports. "Caregiving can be extremely stressful and demanding -- physically, emotion

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    9. Know Your Ovarian Cancer Risk -- and the Symptoms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A major shift is needed in the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer, according to a doctor who specializes in the disease. "Ovarian cancer is often diagnosed too late," said Dr. David Fishman, director of the cancer

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    10. FDA Warns Ovarian Cancer Tests Not Reliable

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Screening tests for ovarian cancer are not reliable and should not be used, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. "Despite extensive research and published studies, there are currently no screening tests for ovarian

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