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  1. Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds. Patients given the two drugs had a median survival

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  2. Breast Cancer Patients May Like 'Invisible Tattoo'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using "invisible" tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel about themselves, a new study finds. The skin markings are needed to e

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  3. Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Cancer Fight

    Nov. 4, 2014 -- Twenty-year-old Milton Wright III’s life seemed to finally be on track. After a lifetime of interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He had launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and

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  4. Single Blood Test Could One Day Spot Cancer Sooner

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A single blood test to detect cancer earlier is a step closer, scientists in the U.K. say, after they discovered more than 800 possible signs of cancer in the blood, called biomarkers, in people with cancer. All cancers leave markers in the blood, and that raises the possibility of a

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  5. Brain Cancer Patient Brittany Maynard Ends Life

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A 29-year-old woman dying of brain cancer took her own life Saturday, following through on a pledge she made about a month ago. Brittany Maynard ended her life by taking lethal drugs legally available in Oregon under a law that permits terminally ill people to end their lives. Maynar

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  6. Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Some

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity increases the risk of certain types of breast cancer in postmenopausal black and Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show. One study of more than 3,200 Hispanic women found being overweight or obese increased the

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  7. This May Up Deaths in Some With Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving hormone therapy to men with prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase their odds of dying from a heart-related cause, a new study suggests. The therapy in question is called androgen dep

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  8. Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

    Oct. 30, 2014 -- A pill to detect cancer in the early stages is being developed by Google. The pill would contain tiny magnetic nanoparticles that would travel through a person's bloodstream and search for cancerous cells. The nanoparticles' findings would be transmitted to a wearable sensor, the As

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  9. Many in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show. One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have exp

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  10. Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a

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