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    1. Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Disease

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients battling advanced cancer lack basic information about their prognosis or treatment, meaning they can't make informed decisions about their care, a small new study suggests. "These were people with highly letha

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    2. Home Remedy For Skin Cancer May Cause Damage

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the promise of an "easy and natural" treatment for skin cancer, home remedies such as black salve can actually make things worse, new research shows. People use black salve with the hope that it will remove

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    3. FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Bladder Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat bladder cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday. Tecentriq (atezolizumab) treats the most common type of bladder cancer, called urothelial carcinoma. It's the first in

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    4. Melanoma Drug Boosting Survival for Many

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug for advanced melanoma is dramatically shifting the odds in favor of patients, extending survival for many and even curing some. Keytruda (pembrolizumab) helped keep four in 10 patients with advanced melanoma

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    5. 'Precision' Cancer Treatment May Extend Lives

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Precision" cancer treatment that's guided by genetic clues from the patient's own tumor appears to outperform traditional chemotherapy, a new research review finds. Patients given precision -- or personalized -- treatm

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    6. Some Excess Weight May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In what may come as a bit of a surprise, a new study found that overweight colon cancer patients tended to have better survival than their normal-weight peers. "Overweight and obesity have been identified as risk factors

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    7. Tumor Location Affects Colon Cancer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Your survival odds against colon cancer may depend on which side of your colon the tumor develops, new research contends. In a study of more than 1,000 men and women with colon cancer that had spread, those whose tumor

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    8. Study Finds 4 in 10 Sunscreens Fall Short on SPF

      May 17, 2016 -- More than 40% of sunscreens tested by Consumer Reports experts don't live up to their SPF claims, according to the organization's annual report on the products. Twenty-eight of the sunscreens did not deliver the promised SPF level, says Trisha Calvo, CR's deputy editor of health and

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    9. Inactive Women and Higher Cervical Cancer Risk

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are sedentary appear more likely to develop cervical cancer, but just 30 minutes of exercise each week might significantly reduce that risk, new research suggests. "We think that this study sends a powerfu

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    10. Early Breast Cancer and Alternative Medicine

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who turn to alternative medicine may delay recommended chemotherapy, a new study suggests. And although most of the more than 300 women in the study eventually had recommended chemot

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