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  1. Experimental Drug Helps Body Fight Melanoma

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that harnesses the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer has helped some patients with advanced melanoma keep their disease in check for several years, a new study indicates. Researchers t

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  2. Diabetes Drugs, Pancreatic Cancer Not Linked: Study

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's no firm evidence that the type 2 diabetes medications known as incretin-based drugs cause pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer, U.S. and European health officials say. But it's too early to say there's definitely n

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  3. Ovarian Cancer Gene and Early Removal of Ovaries

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation and have their ovaries removed by age 35 appear to dramatically reduce their odds of developing ovarian cancer and dying, a new international study finds. Having this procedure, call

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  4. Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Tied to Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Men taking selenium or vitamin E supplements might double their risk of prostate cancer, depending on the levels of selenium already in their bodies, a new study suggests. Men who already have high concentrations of sele

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  5. Avastin: Mixed Results Against Different Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials investigating new uses for the anti-cancer drug Avastin have produced mixed results. When combined with standard chemotherapy, Avastin extended the survival of patients with advanced cervical cancer by

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  6. Video Improves Skin Cancer Diagnoses in Older Men?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WENESDAY, Feb. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Giving older men an instructional video about skin awareness and self-examination might lead to increased detection of skin cancer, according to a new study. Researchers divided more than 900 men, aged 50 and older, into

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  7. Radiation-Free Cancer Scans: Coming Soon?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new way to scan children -- and potentially adults -- for signs of cancer's spread without exposing them to dangerous radiation has been developed, researchers say. The approach, however, has been tested only in a few p

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  8. More Breast Cancer Patients Choosing Reconstructive Surgery, Study Finds

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More breast cancer patients are choosing reconstructive breast surgery, although where women live might influence whether they opt for it, new research shows. "These data suggest that while a hearteningly increasing

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  9. Feeling Sick With CML: Coping With Later Phases

    When you’re in the advanced stages of CML, you may feel sick and have a wide range of symptoms -- or none at all. Here’s what’s going on inside your body and how to feel as good as possible. You might feel ill, but not necessarily. Some people with advanced CML have fever, less appetite, or weight l

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  10. Remission During Chronic-Phase CML

    New medicines have greatly boosted quality of life for people with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The goal of treatment is remission. How do you know if you’re there? As your blood test results improve with medications for CML, your doctor will talk to you about the different types of responses

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