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    1. This May Help After 'Soft-Tissue' Cancer Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a type of cancer called soft-tissue sarcomas may benefit more from radiation therapy after surgery than younger patients do, a new study suggests. The results might change the way older patients are

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    2. Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off: Why?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer thyroid cancers are diagnosed in the United States now than in the recent past, perhaps signaling a change in physician practices, a new study says. And many thyroid growths won't even be called "cancer" any mor

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    3. 10 Questions With Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo

      You were diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma, a type of cancer, right at the start of your career. How did you respond to that news? It was definitely very shocking. I was 18 years old and on top of the world, playing professional baseball while all of my friends were off at college. I had no idea what

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    4. Daily Aspirin and Heart Disease, Colon Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People in their 50s who are at increased risk of heart disease should take a low-dose aspirin each day to reduce their risk of both heart disease and colon cancer, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommen

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    5. Marriage May Be a Cancer Fighter

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A wedding band may be powerful medicine against cancer, a new study suggests. Married people seem to have a marked survival advantage, the researchers found: Single men with cancer had a death rate 27 percent higher tha

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    6. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who receive testosterone-suppressing therapy for prostate cancer may be at increased risk of developing depression, a new, large study suggests. The findings are based on over 78,000 U.S. men treated for earlier-st

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    7. Get Support for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

      Pat Elliott, who's had chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) since 2009, knows more than a little about how to get the right support. Since her diagnosis, she built a worldwide network -- online and in person -- of people who are living with the disease. "We share knowledge with each other and have a t

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    8. Gene May Raise Melanoma Risk, Even Without Sun

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study hints that genetics could play a role in the development of melanoma even if people don't get a lot of sunburns. But some U.S. experts say people shouldn't take this news as an excuse to bake themselves in t

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    9. High-Dose Radiation and Low-Risk Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher doses of radiation may not benefit low-risk prostate cancer patients, a new review suggests. "In the field of radiation oncology, we often assume that the highest dose that the body can tolerate will be most effe

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    10. Shorter, Intensive Radiation and Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A slightly higher dose of radiation therapy for early stage prostate cancer may reduce treatment time without compromising effectiveness, researchers report. The study included about 1,100 men with early-stage prostate can

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