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    1. New Guidelines on Post-Treatment Cancer Pain

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More people are surviving cancer, but many are left with persistent pain after treatment. New guidelines from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommend that doctors routinely screen for such pain. The guid

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    2. Alcohol, Obesity Could Up Esophageal Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking plus being overweight may be a bad combo when it comes to risks for the two most common types of esophageal cancer, a new report warns. The findings suggest that in the United States, a third of esophageal cance

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    3. Is a New at-Home Colon Cancer Test for You?

      July 27, 2016 -- Up to 40% of people who should get a test for colon cancer aren’t doing so. That’s one of the reasons why some doctors are encouraged by Cologuard, a new at-home test for colon cancer. The mail-away DNA stool test for colon cancer is covered by Medicare, and an influential federal t

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    4. Panel: Skin Cancer Exam Evidence 'Insufficient'

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There currently isn't enough scientific proof to recommend regular full-body exams for skin cancer as a means of preventing deaths from these cancers, a leading panel of U.S. preventive health experts has concluded. An

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    5. Some Brain Cancer Patients Have Radiation Options

             By Steven Reinberg                  HealthDay Reporter                      TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For some brain cancer patients, pinpoint radiation of tumors, known as stereotactic radiosurgery, appears to do less damage to mental abilities than whole brain radiation, a

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    6. Drinking Alcohol Linked to 7 Types of Cancer

      July 22, 2016 -- A new analysis finds compelling evidence that drinking alcohol can cause at least seven types of cancer. It found that heavy drinkers are at the highest risk, but even low to moderate drinkers are more likely to get certain cancers than non-drinkers. The review of evidence, publishe

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    7. Scans Not Worthwhile for Most Thyroid Cancers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having scans after treatment does not improve thyroid cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Michigan looked at more than 28,000 patients in the United States who were

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    8. Experts Criticize Report on Rising Prostate Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A headline-grabbing report earlier this week claimed that new cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States had skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade. And the study authors from Northwestern University sug

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    9. Fish Oil May Reduce Colon Cancer Deaths

      July 20, 2016 -- Omega-3 fatty acids from fish may help reduce the risk of dying of colorectal cancer, a study suggests. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the U.S., excluding skin cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. It’s expected lead

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    10. Number of Advanced Prostate Cancer Cases Soars

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New cases of advanced prostate cancer in the United States have skyrocketed 72 percent in the past decade, a troubling new study shows. The biggest increase was among men aged 55 to 69, with a 92 percent jump seen over

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