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    1. Why Breast Cancer Survivors Should Exercise

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Excessive stress can lead to memory problems among breast cancer survivors, but exercise can help, according to new research. "We found moderate to vigorous physical activity actually benefits women psychologically

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    2. Blood Test May Predict Colon Cancer's Return

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A blood test that detects bits of DNA shed from colon cancers may someday help doctors predict a relapse, researchers report. This "liquid biopsy" predicted -- with imperfect accuracy -- the return of colon cancer

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    3. Second, Unrelated Cancers Strike 1 in 12 Patients

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study found that 8 percent of patients -- or one in 12 -- already diagnosed with one form of cancer end up developing a second type of unrelated cancer. The second cancer was fatal in 55 percent of the cases, the study

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    4. HPV-Linked Cancers Still Climbing in U.S.

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancers linked to the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV) keep rising in the United States, even though most cases are preventable, health officials reported Thursday. Cervical cancer, and mouth and t

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    5. Trials Produce Promising Breast Cancer Drugs

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An innovative set of clinical trials have identified two drugs that could provide a fighting chance for women with advanced breast cancer. The drugs, neratinib and veliparib, both appear effective in helping women diagn

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    6. Gene Test For Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Men with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of their body should be considered for genetic testing, a new study suggests. Testing for inherited abnormalities in DNA repair genes could provide patients

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    7. U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report. "Increasingly, we are seeing

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    8. Breast Cancer Gene Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds. The BRCA1 gene mutation is already well known for significantly increasing the risk of breast and o

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    9. Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries

      June 29, 2016 -- Vice President Joe Biden challenged American researchers Wednesday to cram 10 years of work against cancer into 5 years by boosting clinical trials, enlisting big data, and making life-saving drugs cheaper. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son Beau to the disease last year, is the po

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    10. New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called midostaurin may reverse organ damage in people with certain rare, fatal blood cancers, an early clinical trial finds. Researchers found that the drug at least partly reversed organ damage in 60

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