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    1. Can Complementary Medicine Help Treat Cancer?

      One day, a one-time Marine and former police officer with bladder cancer limped into the office of Kay Garcia, DrPH. His pain was off the charts. His legs were so sore and swollen that he couldn’t wear shoes. This strong man was desperate for help. So Garcia, a licensed acupuncturist, quickly put hi

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    2. Drinking Alcohol Linked to 7 Types of Cancer

      July 22, 2016 -- A new analysis finds compelling evidence that drinking alcohol can cause at least seven types of cancer. It found that heavy drinkers are at the highest risk, but even low to moderate drinkers are more likely to get certain cancers than non-drinkers. The review of evidence, publishe

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    3. Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade. And the study authors from Northwestern University sug

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    4. Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having scans after treatment does not improve thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan looked at more than 28,000 patients in the United States who were

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    5. Fish Oil May Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

      July 20, 2016 -- Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help reduce the risk of dying of colorectal cancer, a study suggests. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., excluding skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s expected lead

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    6. Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows. The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over

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    7. Practical Advice for Living With Breast Cancer

      Life after a breast cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to be a mystery. Lots of women have been in your shoes. Some of them have shared with us how to deal with the day-to-day challenges you may face on your road to recovery. There are things you probably haven’t thought of yet. For instance, it can be t

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    8. Practical Advice for Living With Lung Cancer

      People with lung cancer are living longer thanks to tests that spot the disease earlier and new treatments. If you’re one of the 212,000 people in the U.S. who are diagnosed with it every year, the challenge now is learning how to live with it. Research suggests day-to-day life with lung cancer can

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    9. Are Cancer Drugs Working? 'Liquid Biopsy' May Tell

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have developed a blood test that might allow doctors to know quickly whether a cancer drug is working. The technique is in the early stages of testing, and not ready for "prime time," scientists said. But they

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    10. Red Hair, Pale Skin Genes Raise Melanoma Risk?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- DNA that's tied to red hair, fair skin and freckles may also be highly linked to a person's genetic odds of skin cancer, new research suggests. The study's British authors estimate that having the gene is roughly

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