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    1. Side Effects of Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Bob Dickey was determined not to let the side effects of cancer treatment -- namely, nausea -- get in the way of his routine. Dickey, a freight broker who lives in Menifee, CA, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010, after he fell to the floor during an otherwise regular workout at the gym. His

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    2. How to Choose the Right Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Multiple myeloma isn’t curable, but there are plenty of treatments for it. This gives people with the disease and their doctors a lot of optimism, but also important decisions to make. “It has perhaps the highest variety of available treatments,” says Parameswaran Hari, MD, professor of medicine at

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    3. Formaldehyde in This Flooring Higher Than Thought

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- Levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring are three times higher than stated earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. In a statement on its website, the CDC said its findings released Feb. 10 were based on test

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    4. Breast Cancer Survivors: Estrogen OK'd For This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause. Now, new guidelines from the American Colleg

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    5. Lung Cancer Survivors May Get Too Many PET Scans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lung and esophageal cancer survivors have PET imaging scans as part of ongoing monitoring for the possible return of cancer, but a new study suggests that many of those scans may be unnecessary. In addition, the resea

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    6. Screening Tests for Prostate Cancer

      In recent years, official guidelines have shifted away from routine screening tests for this disease. But some health experts say that each man -- with advice from his doctor -- should answer the question for himself. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against blood tests t

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    7. 1 in 4 Breast Lumpectomies Requires More Surgery

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who opt for a breast-conserving surgery known as a lumpectomy have a one in four chance they will need a second operation within 90 days, researchers report. "The chance of getting

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    8. T-Cell Therapy for Cancer: Progress Reported

      Feb. 16, 2016 -- A new treatment for cancer harnesses the body's own immune-system cells, and some of the leading scientists behind it have been explaining the progress made in bringing the technique into widespread use. For years the traditional approach to treating cancer has involved surgery, che

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    9. Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests. As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung c

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    10. Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Deaths

      Feb. 12, 2016 -- Over the past 20 years, studies have repeatedly linked male pattern baldness with higher risk for prostate cancer. The tie makes sense because hormones called androgens play a role in hair loss and prostate cancer development. Plus, both conditions are inherited to a degree. Still,

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