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  1. New Way to Predict Lung Cancer Risk Suggested

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may some day predict lung cancer risk by examining the telomeres that protect your DNA. People with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung cancer but not other types of cancer, the researchers found. T

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  2. New Skin Cancer Drug Approved by FDA

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat the most common form of skin cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Odomzo (sonidegib) was cleared to treat locally advanced basal cell carcinoma in patients who cannot under

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  3. Some Cancer Survivors View Smoking as Less Risky

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors who continue to smoke view the habit as less risky than survivors who quit, and they're more likely to spend time with smokers, a new study shows. Researchers from the American Cancer Society als

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  4. U.S. Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim. "High cancer-drug prices are affecting the care of patients with cancer and our health care system," Dr. Aya

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  5. Chemo and Quality of Life in End-Stage Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy may worsen quality of life for some cancer patients who are nearing death, a new study finds. "Oncologists may presume there to be no harm in giving dying patients chemotherapy, but these data point to more

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  6. These Meds May Help Some With Early Breast Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's more evidence that two classes of inexpensive generic drugs reduce the risk of death in postmenopausal women with early breast cancer, a pair of new British studies find. The two classes of drugs -- called aromat

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  7. Added Radiation Helpful for Early Breast Cancer?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some women who have surgery for early stage breast cancer may benefit from additional radiation to nearby lymph nodes, two new clinical trials suggest. Researchers found that the extra radiation cut women's risk of a breas

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  8. Unusual Capsule Could Help Spot Esophagus Cancer

    July 21, 2015 -- Swallowing a capsule sponge on a string could help doctors detect a condition called Barrett's esophagus -- and the cancer that can result from it -- much more accurately than current methods, according to a new study in Nature Genetics. People with chronic (long term) acid reflux s

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  9. Study: Diabetes Drug Not Tied to Bladder Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite smaller, prior studies suggesting that the diabetes drug Actos might raise users' risk of bladder cancer, a large new study finds no evidence for such an effect. However, the study did find an association between

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  10. Radiation Use and 'Low-Risk' Prostate Cancers

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may improve survival in men with medium- and high-risk prostate cancers, but it does not do the same for those with low-risk disease, a new study suggests. As is the case with many cancers, doctor

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