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    1. Cancer Patients Cared for at Home Live Longer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter   MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients who chose to die at home lived longer than those who died in hospitals, a large study from Japan found. The findings suggest that doctors shouldn't hesitate to allow dying cancer patients to receive pall

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    2. Acupuncture, Hot Flashes, & Breast Cancer Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture can help alleviate the often-debilitating hot flashes that afflict many breast cancer patients, new Italian research says. Noting that hot flashes are a fact of life for many women with breast cancer, the investi

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    3. Mammograms May Also Help Spot Heart Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The standard breast cancer screening test, mammography, may offer a surprising extra benefit -- the ability to check heart health, new research suggests. When radiologists look at mammograms for signs of breast cancer

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    4. Childhood Cancer Survivors and Motherhood Chances

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer

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    5. Soy and Breast Cancer: 5 Myths and Facts

      You may have heard that you shouldn’t eat soy if you are at risk for breast cancer. But then you see headlines saying that it could protect against the disease. So what’s the truth? Even for health-savvy people, telling fact from fiction can be tricky. Knowing the real deal is important, especially

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    6. Generic Gleevec Will Likely Save Millions in Costs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using the generic form of the cancer drug Gleevec could save patients and insurers millions of dollars, a new study suggests. The patent on Gleevec expired in January. The generic version of the drug is called imatinib. T

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    7. Types of Neuroendocrine Tumors and Their Symptoms

      When you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), you can get a lot of different symptoms, from shortness of breath to headaches to cramps in your belly. Why the variety? It's all about location. Your tumors can show up in lots of places, and where they're growing makes a big difference to how you feel. T

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    8. Take Care of Yourself With Neuroendocrine Tumors

      From diet to exercise to tapping into a good support network, you can do several things to help yourself feel better when you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). A lot depends on where your tumors are and the kind of symptoms they cause. For some folks, a rash and a headache are big issues. Others mi

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    9. Lab and Imaging Tests for Neuroendocrine Tumors

      Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) look and act differently than a lot of other tumors, which can make them harder to spot. Your doctor may ask you to take several different tests that can help him make a diagnosis. "Many of the NETs are what we call low-grade tumors, which means they're very slow growing

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    10. Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Treatment Options

      Getting the right treatment for your neuroendocrine tumor (NET) starts with a little fact-finding. The most important thing you need to figure out is where the disease started and if it's spread to a new spot. If your tumor is small and is growing slowly, you may not need treatment. If you have to t

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