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    1. Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests. In fact, patients suffering from colon, pros

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    2. Weight May Influence Lung Cancer Surgery Outcome

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests. The study included more than 41,000 people who had lung cancer surgery between 2009 an

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    3. Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoki

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    4. More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely t

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    5. Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says. The researchers said these

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    6. Advancements in Cancer Treatment

      Recent advancements have changed how cancer is treated from person to person. Here are some of the big leaps forward. Researchers have found a particular cancer in one patient doesn’t always behave the same way in another patient -- even if both diseases are at the same stage and in the same organ.

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    7. Advances in Cancer Prevention and Screening

      As researchers discover new and better ways to target cancer, more people who get the disease are living longer and being cured. Still, the goal is not just to treat cancer, but to stop it before it starts, or at least spot it before it spreads. Scientists are making great strides in those areas. Th

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    8. Advances in Cancer Research

      Cancer has likely been around as long as humans have. But over the years, our ability to screen for the disease and treat it has improved greatly. Of the people who get cancer, more of them are living longer and being cured. Exciting new advances are paving the way to better treatments and possibly

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    9. What's the Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed. The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S.

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    10. This May Help Find Aggressive Colon Cancer Early

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Colon tumors that don't produce a protein cal

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