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    1. Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from cancer continue to decline in the United States, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Since peaking in 1991, cancer death rates have dropped by 23 percent, the ACS said in the report r

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    2. Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technique that "lights up" cancer cells may eventually help surgeons remove all of a cancer the first time, according to a preliminary study. "When a patient has cancer, the surgeon tries to find the tumor and

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    3. This May Boost Leukemia Stem Cell Transplant

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with acute leukemia who were given antibody therapy before a stem cell transplant fared better than those who didn't receive the treatment, a small study found. Stem cell transplantation allows doctors to give h

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    4. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A targeted cancer drug appears to be effective against advanced kidney cancer, although its side effects may keep it from becoming widely used, researchers report. The drug, cabozantinib, proved more effective across-t

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    5. Twins Show Some Families Carry Shared Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins has shed light on the shared roles of genetics and environment in determining a person's risk of cancer. Having an identical twin diagnosed with cancer increases the other twin's risk of developing n

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    6. Aspirin May Decrease Death From Prostate Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men who take aspirin regularly may have a lower risk of dying from prostate cancer, a new study suggests. "We found that regular aspirin intake after prostate cancer diagnosis decreased the risk of prostate cancer death

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    7. Child Cancer Treatment May Up Heart Disease Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who survive cancer may face a higher risk of heart disease as adults, new research suggests. The lingering effects of the treatments that saved their lives as children may trigger the development of heart abnormalitie

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    8. Thyroid Cancer: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer survivors report lower quality of life than people who survive deadlier cancers, a new study finds. About 98 percent of thyroid cancer patients survive five years and more than 95 percent survive a decade,

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    9. Blood Thinner Safe Before Major Cancer Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Blood-thinning drugs can safely be given to certain patients before major cancer surgery, a new study suggests. Operations increase risk for blood clots in the legs, which can dislodge and travel to the lungs, a potentiall

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    10. Breast Ultrasound vs. Mammography

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more access to ultrasound

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