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    1. Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients' lives, but one in five women does not have the procedure, a new study finds. "Though surgery isn't right for every patient, we suspect that some women do not receive

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    2. 15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year -- 15.5 million -- and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade. But along with these success stori

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    3. Meditation Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that mindfulness meditation can reduce str

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    4. Low-Dose Aspirin and Longer Colon Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat better chance of surviving the disease, a large study hints. Norwegian researchers found that among over 23,000 colon cancer patients, those who used aspiri

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    5. Brain Cancer Treatment Promising in Early Trial

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental viral treatment may extend the lives of patients with a hard-to-treat brain cancer, researchers say. For the phase 1 study, patients with recurrent glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain tumor

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    6. Could Statins Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return?

      June 1, 2016 -- Some women who have survived breast cancer could one day be prescribed statins along with other treatments to keep the cancer from coming back. Scientists have found that the cholesterol-lowering meds may stop cancer cells from growing by up to 50%. One leading breast cancer charity

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    7. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Advances in Treatment

      Chemotherapy once was the only medicine doctors could prescribe to someone with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Times have changed. Today’s chemotherapy works better, and there are two new kinds of medications to treat this disease. One group of drugs changes the way certain cancer cells grow or

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    8. Experts Question Study Linking Cellphones, Cancer

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumors. The study, released Friday by the federal government's National Toxic

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    9. Healthy Living May Offset Breast Cancer Gene Risk

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry common gene variants linked to breast cancer can still cut their risk of the disease by following a healthy lifestyle, a large new study suggests. In fact, lifestyle might be especially powerful for women at

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    10. Time to Drop 'No-Eating Rule' Before Colonoscopy?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach. Colonoscopy patients typically have to forgo all solid foods and go on a clear-liquid diet whil

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