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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combo quickly shrinks certain breast cancer tumors before surgery or chemotherapy in some women, British researchers report. The specific breast cancer is called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HE

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    4. U.S. Cancer Death Rate Continues to Fall

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Overall rates of cancer and deaths from cancer in the United States continue to decline, a newly released report says. However, an increase in liver cancer deaths is cause for concern, the report authors noted. An incre

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    5. This Treatment Promising for Early Breast Cancer

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with early stage breast cancer, targeted doses of radiation therapy may be as effective as standard radiation treatment of the entire breast, a new British study suggests. The research only tracked women for f

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    6. Diabetes Treatment May Affect Breast Density

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with diabetes who take insulin appear to have a higher risk of dense breasts, a known risk factor for breast cancer, new research suggests. Women with diabetes who take insulin "have considerably increased breas

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    7. 'Poor Carb' Diets and Nonsmoker Lung Cancer Risk

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Even people who've never smoked can get lung cancer, and a new study suggests their risk for the disease may rise if they eat a diet rich in certain carbohydrates. These so-called "high glycemic index" diets -- regimens that

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    8. Prostate Cancer Radiation Therapy May Carry Risks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation treatment for prostate cancer may put men at a slight increased risk for other cancers, a new review suggests. The analysis of 21 studies revealed that prostate cancer patients who had radiation therapy had a s

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    9. Low-Dose Aspirin and Lower Risk of Some Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Taking low-dose aspirin every day may lower the overall risk of cancer by 3 percent, mostly because of larger reductions that were seen in the risk for colon and gastrointestinal tumors, researchers are reporting. But

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    10. Overestimating Early Breast Cancer Return, Spread

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women treated for early breast cancer overestimate the odds of it spreading to another organ, and those fears can diminish their quality of life, new research suggests. The study involved more than 1,000 women new

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