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  1. Surgery May Up Some Advanced Lung Cancer Survival

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain patients with lung cancer that's spread throughout the chest could live longer by undergoing surgery to remove diseased lung tissue, instead of receiving only chemotherapy and radiation, new research suggests. T

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  2. New Drug Shows Potential for Blood Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A two-pronged immune-boosting drug could provide new hope for people stricken with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, according to clinical trial findings. The experimental drug, elotuzumab, reduced

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  3. High-Fat Diet May Raise Prostate Cancer Death Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients with an unhealthy, high-fat diet have a significantly higher risk of death from the disease, a new study suggests. "There is currently very little evidence to counsel men living with prostate cancer

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  4. Cancer Patient's Health Affected by Spouse's Mood

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The emotional health of cancer caregivers may affect the mental health of the loved ones they are caring for, a new study suggests. When their husbands, wives or partners experience symptoms of depression, cancer su

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  5. Protect Yourself From a Repeat Episode of Melanoma

    Tina Miller, 46, always worshipped the sun. "I used to go to tanning salons, and planned my vacations where I could lie out on the beach," she says. But three years ago, she was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. "I never thought it would happen to me." But it did -- and wil

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  6. New Drug a Weapon Against Advanced Melanoma

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The life expectancies of people with advanced melanoma may be doubled or even quadrupled, thanks to a new drug that harnesses the power of patients' immune systems to fight their cancer, researchers reported Sunday. The d

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  7. Immune-Based Drug Promising Against Lung Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another study finds that a new immune system-focused drug, called nivolumab, may help treat a common form of lung cancer. On Saturday, a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology i

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  8. Treating Brain Tumors With Targeted Radiation

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using radiation on the entire brain to prevent new tumors from forming in patients whose cancer has spread to the brain can have a devastating effect on their ability to think and remember, compared with more targeted tre

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  9. Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of breast cancer patients in the United States might be spared a second surgery if more tissue was removed during initial breast-conserving, partial mastectomy surgery, a new study suggests. Partial mastectomy,

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  10. 2 Drugs Show Promise Against Blood Cancers

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs have shown promise in slowing the march of two incurable blood cancers, researchers report. One drug, ibrutinib, appears to greatly improve standard treatment for patients with recurring chronic-lymphocyti

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