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  1. Skin Cancer: Young Adults Get It, Too

    Editor's note: Updated June 3, 2015, to add new research presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology meeting and CDC report on melanoma. April 14, 2015 -- As a teen, Danielle Russo of Boston loved the tanned look, so she turned to indoor tanning beds to give her what she thought was a ''

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  2. Breath Test Might Spot Stomach Cancer Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test may one day help spot the earliest signs of stomach cancer, a small trial from Israel suggests. This novel technology senses small changes in the levels of particular compounds in exhaled breath, and a

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  3. Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Not long ago, the main goal of treating metastatic breast cancer -- meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast -- was to keep a woman comfortable. But a lot has changed in the past decade. Now treatment can help many women live longer, better, and disease-free for periods of time. Pamela

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  4. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

    When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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  5. Fewer U.S. Children Getting Melanoma: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of deadly melanoma skin cancer is falling among American children, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. Lisa Campbell, of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Cent

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  6. Does This Common Pesticide Cause Cancer?

    April 7, 2015 -- An international group of health experts is questioning the safety of a widely used pesticide that had long been considered not harmful by U.S. regulators. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a research arm of the World Health Organization, in March said that gly

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  7. BRCA Gene Mutations Act Differently in Each Woman

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who carry mutations in certain genes face a much higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers, but the impact varies depending on the type and location of the mutation, new research finds. Film star Angelina Jolie, who ca

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  8. Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments and Survival

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests. "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved out

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  9. Breast Cancer Surgery Now: Fewer Lymph Nodes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports. The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million

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  10. Could Fish Oil Interfere With Chemotherapy?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found herring, mackerel and three other fish oils increased blood level

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