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  1. Cancer Deaths Down; 1.5 Million Saved in 20 Years

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Progress in the war against cancer has triggered a 22 percent drop in U.S. deaths over the past two decades, translating to about 1.5 million lives saved, a new American Cancer Society report finds. Even so, the annua

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  2. Common Breast Biopsy Finding May Be Dangerous

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have a pre-cancerous condition known as atypical hyperplasia of the breast are at higher risk of developing breast cancer than experts had believed, a new study finds. Hyperplasia is an overgrowth of cells.

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  3. Bone Drugs May Protect Against Endometrial Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bisphosphonates, which are drugs that treat bone loss, may lower the risk of endometrial cancer, new research suggests. The study found that women taking the drugs had about half the risk of endometrial cancer compared to

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  4. FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs calle

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  5. Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds. The researchers said these biofilms were especially prevalent on the right side of the colon. The presence of thes

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  6. Common Pain Meds May Help Prevent Some Skin Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Common painkillers, including ibuprofen, might slightly reduce your risk of developing a form of skin cancer, researchers say. Use of ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve) appear to reduce the risk of squamous c

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  7. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

    From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer.   They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the La

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  8. Cancer Rates Higher in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

    Dec. 16, 2014 -- People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are diagnosed with more of some types of cancer -- and are more likely to die from cancer -- than people without diabetes, a new Australian study shows. The researchers say that close follow-up, given right after a diabetes diagnosis, might part

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  9. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Your Relationship

    An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can change a lot of things, including your relationship with your partner. But the two of you can respond in ways that could strengthen your connection. Knowledge is power. If you understand the physical and sexual side effects you could have during or after pro

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  10. When Breast Cancer Spreads

    If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's called advanced, or metastatic, cancer. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn't curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer. "The  majority

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