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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Suspicious Pigment Spots More Common on Dark Skin

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with darker skin are about one-third more likely to have potentially dangerous pigment "spots" on their palms and soles, a new study finds. In rare cases, these "acral pigmented lesions" turn out to be melanoma skin

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    6. Mammogram Guidelines: FAQ

      If you're approaching the big 4-0, you're probably wondering if it's time to book your first mammogram -- or if you can put it off for another few years. It's no wonder you're confused: Conflicting guidelines from leading medical groups have made this issue murkier than ever. Some key facts can help

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    7. Laser: A Breast Cancer Treatment Alternative?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using a laser to heat and destroy tumors -- called laser ablation -- may be an effective way to treat small breast cancers, potentially saving some women from a lumpectomy, new research suggests. The laser ablation techn

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    8. Two Drugs Equal For Early Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Postmenopausal women who have an early, noninvasive form of breast cancer had similar recurrence rates of disease whether they took the drug tamoxifen or the aromatase inhibitor anastrozole after surgery, new research sh

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    9. Lumpectomy Plus Radiation May Beat Mastectomy

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer may survive longer if they opt for the less-extensive surgery called lumpectomy, followed by radiation, rather than a mastectomy, a new study suggests. "I think these results offer women

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    10. Timing Key for Early Breast Cancer Treatment

      By E.J. Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The sooner early stage breast cancer patients have surgery following their diagnosis, and chemotherapy after their surgery, the better their chances of survival, two new studies find. In one study, researchers at Fox Chas

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