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  1. Many Lung Cancer Tumors May Prove Harmless

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who have a CT scan to check for lung cancer stand a nearly one-in-five chance that doctors will find and potentially treat a tumor that would not have caused illness or death, researchers report. Despite the findi

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  2. Gene Therapy Shows Promise Against Leukemia

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary research shows that gene therapy might one day be a powerful weapon against leukemia and other blood cancers. The experimental treatment coaxed certain blood cells into targeting and destroying cancer cells, a

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  3. Test May Help Predict Survival From Ovarian Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4 (HealthDay News) -- By counting the number of cancer-fighting immune cells inside tumors, scientists say they may have found a way to predict survival from ovarian cancer. The researchers developed an experimental method to count these cells, c

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  4. Frequent Mammograms Tied to Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Spread

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 4, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have mammograms every 12 to 18 months have less chance of lymph node involvement than those who wait longer, therefore improving their outlook, according to an early new study. As breast canc

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  5. Breast-Density Changes May Be Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer risk in women may be tied to the rate at which their breast-tissue density changes as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers examined 282 breast cancer patients and 317 women without the disease who unde

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  6. 1 in 3 Not Meeting Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Detecting colon cancer early saves lives, yet only about two-thirds of Americans aged 50 to 75 have undergone screening, health officials said Tuesday. Although the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that men and w

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  7. New Hope for Breast, Prostate Cancer Testing

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors believe they have found telltale signs that can indicate whether breast or prostate malignancies will remain dormant or develop into aggressive cancers. These indicators -- called "biomarkers" -- are found in the blood

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  8. Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer Shows Promise

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal tumor types because it's too often diagnosed in a later, advanced stage. But a new study suggests that a simple blood test might help spot the disease earlier. The study is described as s

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  9. Obese Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Have Shorter Survival, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 22 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer usually carries with it a poor prognosis, and the news may be even worse for those who are obese: It could mean dying two to three months sooner than pancreatic cancer patients of normal weigh

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  10. Air Pollution a Leading Cause of Cancer

    The United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO) has classified air pollution as a prime cause of cancer worldwide, especially in the case of lung cancer. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has now placed dirty air in the same category of carcinogens as tobacco smoke, ul

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