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    1. Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and damage caused by w

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    2. Panel: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Age 50

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Prevent

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    3. Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says. Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French i

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    4. What's New in Multiple Myeloma Treatment?

      Doctors are finding new ways to treat multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that attacks cells in your bone marrow. The FDA approved three new drugs in 2015, and more are in the pipeline. "The improvements are amazing," says Brion Randolph, MD, hematologist and chief of medical oncology at the Cancer Tre

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    5. Is a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

      There are lots of reasons you might want to think about joining a clinical trial, including a chance to try an experimental drug that can make a difference for your health now and for others in the future. "Many men want to give back," says James Gulley, MD, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute's C

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    6. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before.  Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wo

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    7. Preventing Breast Cancer Return in Black Women

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black breast cancer survivors in the United States are less likely than white or Hispanic women to get follow-up genetic screening and surgeries that can help prevent a return of cancer, new research finds. Among more th

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    8. Myeloma Drug Added Earlier in Treatment Promising

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A recently approved immunotherapy drug for a blood cancer called multiple myeloma can provide even better benefits if patients receive it earlier in their treatment, new clinical trial results show. Darzalex (daratumumab)

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    9. U.S. Pays Highest Prices for Cancer Meds: Study

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The United States pays the highest prices in the world for generic and brand-name cancer drugs, a new study has found. However, as the world's wealthiest nation, the United States is better able to pay for those pricey dr

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    10. Longer Use of These Cuts Breast Cancer Recurrence

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many survivors of breast cancers that are sensitive to estrogen are advised to take hormone-suppressing drugs such as tamoxifen for five years, to cut their odds for a recurrence. Tamoxifen can have onerous side effects, ho

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