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  1. Lymph Node Test a Good Strategy for Melanoma: Study

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing a key lymph node in patients with the most dangerous form of skin cancer is the best approach to determine if the cancer has spread, new late-stage clinical research indicates. The test could significantly imp

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  2. Double Mastectomy and Inherited Breast Cancer

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with an inherited form of breast cancer might halve their risk of dying of the disease if they remove both breasts, a new study suggests. "I think we've shown pretty clearly that if you have breast cancer

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  3. Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Predicting whether early stage breast cancer will become invasive and lethal remains a challenge for doctors. But new research suggests that a panel of 55 genes might help guide medical odds-makers. Women who had geneti

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  4. Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tom Brokaw, one of the most respected journalists in television news, is battling a type of cancer that attacks white blood cells in bone marrow, NBC News announced Tuesday evening. The long-time anchor of "NBC Nightly

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  5. Annual Mammograms and Breast Cancer Deaths

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The value of yearly mammograms is under fire once again, with a long-running Canadian study contending that annual screening in women aged 40 to 59 does not lower breast cancer death rates. For 25 years, the researchers

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  6. Running vs. Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has long been credited with both reducing the risk of breast cancer and surviving the disease. Now a new study suggests, but doesn't prove, that breast cancer survivors who run have an even greater survival edge

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  7. Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day might lower a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute analyzed data from 12 studies that involved nearly 8

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  8. Expanded DNA Testing for Breast Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the entire genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research. The approach

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  9. IV Vitamin C Boosts Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy's ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research involving human cells and mice. Vitamin C delivered directly to human a

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  10. Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA

    Feb. 5, 2014 -- A pill camera that's swallowed to enable doctors to check the large intestine for early signs of colon cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The PillCam Colon, which was approved for use in patients who've had an incomplete colonoscopy, contains a battery

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