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  1. Measles Virus Put Woman's Cancer into Remission

    May 16, 2014 -- A highly concentrated dose of measles virus has put a woman's incurable cancer into remission, according to researchers. Stacy Erholtz, 49, had undergone numerous rounds of chemotherapy and stem cell transplants to treat the blood cancer multiple myeloma, but she suffered relapses ev

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  2. Obesity May Raise Breast Cancer Death Risk for Some

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that obesity may raise the risk of dying from early stage breast cancer for some women. Obese women who had not yet gone through menopause and who had a form of the disease known as estrogen recepto

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  3. Could a Blood Test Predict Breast Cancer's Return?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Imagine using a blood test to give you the odds your breast cancer will return. A new German study brings that possibility a step closer. Researchers have found it may be possible to look for "markers" of cancer ce

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  4. Stepped-Up Screening Would Uncover More Lung Cancers, Study Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New screening guidelines for lung cancer could save tens of thousands of lives, but the CT scans involved will be costly, a new study has found. Projections show that implementing the guidelines will detect nearly 55,0

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  5. U.S. Cervical Cancer Rates Higher Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that cervical cancer rates in the United States are much higher than previously reported, especially among women in their 60s and black women. Previous studies had estimated that the U.S. cervical cancer r

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  6. 1 Woman's Cancer Battle & Promise of New Treatment

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just over two years ago, Melinda Bachini decided she was done with chemotherapy to treat her cholangiocarcinoma -- a rare cancer of the bile duct that runs from the liver to the intestines. At that point, she'd gone through t

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  7. Low Vitamin D Linked to Advanced Prostate Cancers: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low blood levels of vitamin D may be linked to more aggressive and advanced cases of prostate cancer in men, a new study suggests. And black men with low vitamin D levels were more likely than those with normal levels to

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  8. Nail Salons' Drying Lamps Carry Small Cancer Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A typical salon manicure involves drying freshly painted nails under a lamp that emits ultraviolet-A (UV-A) rays -- a spectrum of light long linked to skin cancers. But a new study suggests that the average visit to a nai

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  9. Joblessness a Side Effect of Breast Cancer Chemo

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women with breast cancer who undergo chemotherapy are more likely to end up unemployed than patients who get other treatments, a new study reports. The study of women younger than 65 found that four years after treatmen

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  10. FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved a human papillomavirus (HPV) test as a first step in cervical cancer screening for women aged 25 and older. "Today's approval offers women and physicians a ne

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