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  1. Fish, Exercise May Help Thwart Colon Cancer's Return: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and a diet that includes fish may help colon cancer patients improve their odds of avoiding a relapse, a new study suggests. The likelihood that patients will suffer a return of colon cancer more than do

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  2. Breast Cancer Patients & Drug-Linked Heart Failure

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in 10 older breast cancer patients treated with certain chemotherapy drugs develop heart failure, but many don't get proper treatment for their heart condition, a new study suggests. "The majority of older wo

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  3. Breath Test May Spot Lung Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People may soon be able to learn whether or not they have lung cancer -- and how bad their cancer is -- by breathing into a tube. Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it

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  4. Melanoma Drug Trials Show Significant Promise

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A relatively new drug appears effective in boosting survival for patients battling advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a pair of preliminary studies. The drug Yervoy (ipilimumab) "takes the

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  5. New Approach May Boost Survival From Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the chemotherapy drug docetaxel to standard hormone-depleting therapy may extend the lives of men with advanced prostate cancer, a new study finds. The study was to be presented Sunday in Chicago at the annual meetin

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  6. New Treatment for Young Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new type of anti-estrogen drug appears to work better than the estrogen-blocking drug tamoxifen in preventing recurrences of breast cancer in certain women, a new study reports. Exemestane (Aromasin), which belongs to a

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  7. Pills Show Promise for Recurrent Ovarian Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A combination of two new pills may nearly double the length of survival for patients with recurrent ovarian cancer, according to preliminary clinical trial results. The therapy combines the drugs olaparib and cediranib.

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  8. Drug Shows Promise for Resistant Thyroid Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new oral drug called lenvatinib looks promising as a treatment for a type of thyroid cancer that resists standard radiation, according to a later-stage clinical trial. "We are confident that, based on our findings, lenv

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  9. Bad Sunburns While Young and Melanoma Risk

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White women who get five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 have an 80 percent increased risk for melanoma -- the most deadly form of skin cancer, new study findings indicate. Researchers also

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  10. Cancer Center Ads Focus on Emotion More Than Facts?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- TV and magazine ads for U.S. cancer centers are heavy on emotional appeal, but light on the facts that patients need to know, a new study finds. In an analysis of more than 400 ads that ran nationwide, researchers found that

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