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    1. Ovarian Cancer Is More Than One Disease: Report

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer isn't a single disease, but rather a number of different malignancies involving the ovaries, an expert U.S. panel says. Evidence suggests that many ovarian cancers begin in other tissues, such as the fall

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    2. Link Between Many Moles, Melanoma Risk Questioned

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's commonly thought that people with many moles may be at heightened risk for skin cancer, including melanoma. But a new study found that patients with melanoma skin cancer often had few moles, and no abnormal moles.

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    3. Low Vitamin D May Mean Aggressive Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer may be more aggressive in men who are deficient in vitamin D, new research suggests. A study of nearly 200 men having their prostate removed found those with low vitamin D levels were more likely to ha

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    4. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

      When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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    5. Will My Breast Cancer Come Back?

      Anyone who has gone through breast cancer treatment has probably thought at some point: Is the disease gone for good? Fortunately, most breast cancers don’t return. But there are exceptions. When it comes back, or recurs, it can happen in the same breast or close by, in lymph nodes in the same gener

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    6. How to Feel Better During Breast Cancer Treatment

      Cancer medicines are strong. Although their side effects can be intense, you've got ways to ease them. The key is to let your doctor know what problems you have, so she can recommend changes to help you. In some cases, she may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For example, wit

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    7. Can I Join a Clinical Trial?

      Scientists look for new ways to treat advanced breast cancer in clinical trials. These studies test new drugs to see if they are safe and if they work. They often are a way for people to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be a goo

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    8. New Discoveries About Advanced Breast Cancer

      You’ll want to keep up with the latest findings on advanced breast cancer. Scientists are working toward new drugs, a better understanding of the disease itself, and what helps while you go through treatment. The FDA recently expanded its approval for palbociclib (Ibrance), a drug that targets a pro

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    9. When Breast Cancer Spreads

      If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's considered advanced, or metastatic. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn't curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer. "The majority of w

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    10. 4 Types of Pancreatic Cancer Identified: Study

      Feb. 26, 2016 -- Scientists say there are four kinds of  pancreatic cancer, a finding that could lead to new treatment opportunities. An estimated 53,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those, an estimated 41,700 will die. B

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