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    1. Preserving Breast Cancer Patients' Fertility

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient's fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect. Now, new re

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    2. Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests. Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast

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    3. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

      From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer. They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the Larg

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    4. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Your Relationship

      An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can change a lot of things, including your relationship with your partner. But the two of you can respond in ways that could strengthen your connection. Knowledge is power. If you understand the physical and sexual side effects you could have during or after pro

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    5. Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The immune therapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) may extend the lives of people with advanced lung cancer, a new study finds. Keytruda is commonly used to treat other tumor types, and made headlines recently after it hel

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    6. Annual Ovarian Cancer Blood Test May Save Lives

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An annual blood test to screen postmenopausal women for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths from this killer by 20 percent, a large British trial suggests. Currently, with no reliable screening method, most ovarian canc

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    7. Most Cancers Stem From Avoidable Things: Study

      Dec. 17, 2015 -- Most cases of cancer are due to things some people can avoid, rather than to chance or genetics, a new study in the journal Nature suggests. The researchers in this study suggest that between 70% and 90% of the most common cancers are caused by things in the environment, like toxic

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    8. Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Brain Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-intensity electromagnetic waves might help slow a quick-growing and deadly form of brain cancer, researchers report. Patients with glioblastoma experienced slightly better overall survival and delayed recurrence of

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    9. Surgery vs. Radiation for Early Prostate Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer that's still confined to the organ are more likely to survive if they have surgery rather than radiation therapy, a new Canadian study suggests. This type of "localized" prostate cancer is the mos

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    10. This Plus Radiation Fights Prostate Cancer: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of "suicide gene therapy" and radiation is highly effective in treating prostate cancer, researchers say. In this type of gene therapy, a patient's cancer cells are genetically modified so that they prompt th

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