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  1. Newsman Tom Brokaw Battling Blood Cancer

    By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tom Brokaw, one of the most respected journalists in television news, is battling a type of cancer that attacks white blood cells in bone marrow, NBC News announced Tuesday evening. The long-time anchor of "NBC Nightly

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  2. Gene Exam Might Predict Breast Cancer Progression

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Predicting whether early stage breast cancer will become invasive and lethal remains a challenge for doctors. But new research suggests that a panel of 55 genes might help guide medical odds-makers. Women who had geneti

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  3. Running vs. Walking for Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise has long been credited with both reducing the risk of breast cancer and surviving the disease. Now a new study suggests, but doesn't prove, that breast cancer survivors who run have an even greater survival edge

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  4. Expanded DNA Testing for Breast Cancer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Testing the entire genetic makeup -- or all the DNA -- of tumor cells from women with advanced breast cancer may help identify patients who could be helped by specific treatments, according to new research. The approach

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  5. Daily Aspirin May Guard Against Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Taking aspirin every day might lower a woman's risk of developing ovarian cancer by one-fifth, a new study suggests. Researchers from the U.S. National Cancer Institute analyzed data from 12 studies that involved nearly 8

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  6. IV Vitamin C Boosts Chemo's Cancer-Fighting Power?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Large doses of intravenous vitamin C have the potential to boost chemotherapy's ability to kill cancer cells, according to new laboratory research involving human cells and mice. Vitamin C delivered directly to human a

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  7. Pill Camera to Check Colon Approved by FDA

    Feb. 5, 2014 -- A pill camera that's swallowed to enable doctors to check the large intestine for early signs of colon cancer has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The PillCam Colon, which was approved for use in patients who've had an incomplete colonoscopy, contains a battery

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  8. At-Home Stool Test for Colon Cancer

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A newer type of test that looks for hidden blood in the stool is an effective way to screen for colon cancer, a research review suggests. The tests, called fecal immunochemical tests (FITs), are done at home and detect tiny am

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  9. Cancer Cases to Rise to 22 Million a Year

    Feb. 3, 2014 -- There will be 22 million new cases of cancer worldwide every year within the next two decades, according to an International Agency for Research on Cancer report released Monday. The cancer arm of the World Health Organization said there were about 14 million new cases of cancer in 2

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  10. Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Progress has been made in fighting childhood cancer in the United States, but many challenges remain, a new report finds. There will be an estimated 15,780 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed this year, and 1,960 death

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