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  1. Pill Would Detect Cancer in Early Stages: Google

    Oct. 30, 2014 -- A pill to detect cancer in the early stages is being developed by Google. The pill would contain tiny magnetic nanoparticles that would travel through a person's bloodstream and search for cancerous cells. The nanoparticles' findings would be transmitted to a wearable sensor, the As

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  2. Many in Debt, Bankruptcy Paying for Cancer Care

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Besides the danger and worry from the disease itself, many Americans battling cancer are faced with high bills for medical care, two new reports show. One-third of cancer survivors in the United States say they have exp

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  3. Herceptin Boosts Survival for Breast Cancer: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the drug Herceptin to chemotherapy for certain breast cancer patients increases overall survival and reduces the risk of recurrence compared to chemotherapy alone, new research shows. The study found that adding a

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  4. Immune Therapy Can Lead to Remission in Leukemia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental immune-system therapy can often lead to complete remission in leukemia patients who have run out of other options, a new study confirms. Researchers found that 27 of 30 children and adults with advanced acu

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  5. High Cholesterol and Prostate Cancer's Return

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- After surgery for prostate cancer, elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides may be linked with greater risk of the cancer's return, a new study suggests. In a review of more than 800 men who had had their prostat

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  6. Lung Cancer May Lie Dormant for 2 Decades

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer can remain dormant for more than 20 years before suddenly becoming aggressive, a new study says. Researchers analyzed lung cancers from seven patients -- including smokers, former smokers and never smokers --

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  7. Laxative Type Might Influence Colon Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that the type of laxative a person takes might be a factor in their odds for colon cancer. The research indicates that fiber-based laxatives are associated with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, whi

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  8. Ovarian Cancer DNA Found in Vaginal Fluid: Report

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found it's possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples -- a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease. In a pilot study, researchers were abl

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  9. Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- One out of three people diagnosed with cancer also wind up struggling with a mental health disorder such as anxiety or depression, a new study from Germany reports. Many people seem to cope with the natural stress of a ca

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  10. Breast Cancer Treatment and Reconstruction Surgery

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of breast cancer patients in the United States are having breast reconstruction surgery immediately after breast removal (mastectomy), a new study shows. This steady increase over the past 15 years is espec

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