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    1. Advances in Cancer Research

      Cancer has likely been around as long as humans have. But over the years, our ability to screen for the disease and treat it has improved greatly. Of the people who get cancer, more of them are living longer and being cured. Exciting new advances are paving the way to better treatments and possibly

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    2. Advancements in Cancer Treatment

      Recent advancements have changed how cancer is treated from person to person. Here are some of the big leaps forward. Researchers have found a particular cancer in one patient doesn’t always behave the same way in another patient -- even if both diseases are at the same stage and in the same organ.

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    3. Advances in Cancer Prevention and Screening

      As researchers discover new and better ways to target cancer, more people who get the disease are living longer and being cured. Still, the goal is not just to treat cancer, but to stop it before it starts, or at least spot it before it spreads. Scientists are making great strides in those areas. Th

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    4. What's the Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed. The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S.

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    5. This May Help Find Aggressive Colon Cancer Early

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Colon tumors that don't produce a protein cal

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    6. Minorities More Likely To Get Colon Cancer Younger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Members of minority groups in the United States are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer at younger ages and with more advanced disease, researchers report. An analysis of data from 1973 to 2009 reveal

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    7. Chemo Nerve Damage Effects May Persist for Years

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals. Moreover, this nerve damage -- called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neu

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    8. President Obama Touts Cancer Research Goals

      Jan. 13, 2016 -- In his last State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama announced a national initiative to find a cure for cancer, an ambitious "moon shot" that Vice President Joe Biden will direct in the remaining months of the administration. Biden has called for such a scientific blitz aft

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    9. Mammograms and Women in Their 40s

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before the recommended age of 50, according to updated U.S. health guidelines released Mo

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    10. Are We Winning the Fight Against Melanoma?

      Jan. 11, 2016 -- When former President Jimmy Carter announced late last year that his advanced melanoma appeared to be in remission, family and followers of the 91-year-old humanitarian were overjoyed. Some said it seemed nothing short of a miracle, since the skin cancer is often deadly in its advan

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