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    1. Many Don't Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates. A study of U.S. patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer found only 11 percent underw

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    2. Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. "Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendat

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    3. Good Results Halt Lung Cancer Drug Study

      June 17, 2016 -- A clinical trial of a new lung cancer drug called Keytruda was halted because it's so effective that researchers want to offer it to all the patients in the study. The trial included 305 lung cancer patients who had not yet received any treatment and was designed to compare Keytruda

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    4. Advanced Lung Cancer More Often Seen in Middle Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- British middle-aged adults are more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer than those who are slightly older, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed information from about 34,000 lung cancer patients in Engl

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    5. Extensive Surgery Best for This Brain Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to battling a particularly aggressive form of brain tumor, more extensive surgeries may be best to boost patient survival, researchers have concluded. The brain cancer -- called glioblastoma multiforme -- i

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    6. This Can Help HIV Patients Battling Lymphoma

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People living with HIV are at high risk for lymphoma, and a new study concludes that stem cell transplant should be standard treatment in these cases. The transplants should be "autologous" -- meaning the cells come fro

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    7. Novel Brain Cancer Treatment Taps Into Sound Waves

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancer patients might benefit from an implantable ultrasound device that appears to enhance chemotherapy treatment, a small study says. Researchers from the Pitie-Salpetriere Hospital in Paris and other French i

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    8. Skin Cancer Check? Do Some Sole-Searching

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sunlight is considered the leading cause of melanoma, but daily wear-and-tear appears to promote the deadly skin cancer in at least one place where the sun rarely shines, researchers say. Stress and damage caused by w

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    9. Panel: Start Colon Cancer Screening at Age 50

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reiterating a recommendation last made in 2008, an influential U.S. panel of health experts is advocating that regular colon cancer screening begin at age 50 and continue until at least age 75. However, the U.S. Prevent

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    10. What's New in Multiple Myeloma Treatment?

      Doctors are finding new ways to treat multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that attacks cells in your bone marrow. The FDA approved three new drugs in 2015, and more are in the pipeline. "The improvements are amazing," says Brion Randolph, MD, hematologist and chief of medical oncology at the Cancer Tre

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