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    1. Meditation May Ease Breast Biopsy Pain, Anxiety

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Meditation and music may reduce pain, anxiety and fatigue associated with a breast cancer biopsy, a new study suggests. Researchers from the Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, N.C., evaluated 121 women who listened to recor

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    2. Weight May Influence Lung Cancer Surgery Outcome

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer surgery patients are most likely to have complications and to die if they're either too thin or fat, a new study suggests. The study included more than 41,000 people who had lung cancer surgery between 2009 an

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    3. Cancer's Financial Burden Tied to Poorer Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The staggering cost of cancer care forces many patients to file for bankruptcy, and that financial stress may play a role in cutting their lives short, new research suggests. In fact, patients suffering from colon, pros

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    4. Smoking Lowers Breast Cancer Survival

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women diagnosed with breast cancer who continue to smoke cigarettes are less likely to survive than those who never smoked or those who quit, new research finds. The study suggests that it's never too late to quit smoki

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    5. Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says. The researchers said these

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    6. More People Under 50 Getting Colon Cancer

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer rates are rising among men and women under 50, the age at which guidelines recommend screenings start, a new analysis shows. One in seven colon cancer patients is under 50. Younger patients are more likely t

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    7. What's the Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed. The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S.

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    8. This May Help Find Aggressive Colon Cancer Early

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Colon tumors that don't produce a protein cal

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    9. Minorities More Likely To Get Colon Cancer Younger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Members of minority groups in the United States are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer at younger ages and with more advanced disease, researchers report. An analysis of data from 1973 to 2009 reveal

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    10. Chemo Nerve Damage Effects May Persist for Years

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals. Moreover, this nerve damage -- called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neu

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