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    1. 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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    2. You're Told You've Got Cancer. Now What?

      When Brooke Budke discovered she had melanoma, she could barely believe her ears. She remembers her doctor's words. "Your results are malignant," he told her. "You have cancer." She stood in shock, with little idea what to do next. "I was terrified," says Budke, a 32-year-old who lives in Leawood, K

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    3. What Can I Do to Prevent Cancer?

      You've heard a lot about how important it is to cut your risk of cancer, but you probably wonder: Just how much is really in your own hands? "There is no bomb-proof way to completely prevent cancer," says James Hamrick, MD, MPH, chief of oncology at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. But changes to your

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    4. 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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    5. Colon Cancer Rising in People Under 50

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although overall colon cancer rates are declining, the rates among Americans under 50 have jumped more than 11 percent in the past decade, a new study finds. Over the same decade, the number of cancers in those 50 and ol

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    6. Most Americans Wouldn't Join a Clinical Trial

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds. And, only about one-third of Americans would be likely to enroll in one, the survey showed. The findings are cause for concern in

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. '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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