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    1. U.S. Cancer Survivors Living Longer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the American population ages, more older adults will survive cancer and live with other chronic conditions that will burden the health care system, U.S. government health officials report. "Increasingly, we are seeing

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    2. Breast Cancer Gene Raises Uterine Cancer Risk Too

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a gene mutation known as BRCA1 have an increased risk for a deadly form of uterine cancer, a new study finds. The BRCA1 gene mutation is already well known for significantly increasing the risk of breast and o

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    3. New Drug Shows Promise for Rare Blood Cancers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug called midostaurin may reverse organ damage in people with certain rare, fatal blood cancers, an early clinical trial finds. Researchers found that the drug at least partly reversed organ damage in 60

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    4. Biden Issues Challenge to Speed Cancer Discoveries

      June 29, 2016 -- Vice President Joe Biden challenged American researchers Wednesday to cram 10 years of work against cancer into 5 years by boosting clinical trials, enlisting big data, and making life-saving drugs cheaper. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son Beau to the disease last year, is the po

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    5. Smoking May Hinder Common Breast Cancer Treatment

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may blunt the effectiveness of a certain kind of breast cancer treatment, new research suggests. Among breast cancer patients taking a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, smokers had a three times greater

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    6. Healthy Living Slashes Cancer Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and eating nutritiously can lower your risk of developing cancer by as much as 45 percent, a new evidence review concludes. The review also found that people who follo

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    7. Scans May Spare These Patients From Chemo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A certain type of medical scan can be used to help spare some Hodgkin lymphoma patients from the severe side effects of chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Researchers found that PET imaging can identify patients whose H

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    8. Positioning Might Hamper Accuracy of Breast MRI

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that the position a woman is placed in during her pre-surgical breast MRI could influence -- for better or worse -- the scan's accuracy. The small study, from radiologists at Brigham and Women's Hospita

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    9. Many Don't Get Life-Extending Lung Cancer Surgery

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many patients with advanced lung cancer might live longer if treated surgically, but few go that route, new research indicates. A study of U.S. patients with late-stage non-small cell lung cancer found only 11 percent underw

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    10. Exercise May Help Thwart Ovarian Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lack of exercise is associated with an increased risk of ovarian cancer and of death from the disease, two new studies suggest. "Women may be overwhelmed with mixed messages about physical activity or exercise recommendat

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