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  1. Double Mastectomy Doesn't Improve Survival: Study

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More U.S. women with early stage breast cancer are choosing to have both breasts removed as a precautionary step, although the double mastectomy provides no apparent survival advantage, researchers say. Death rates are

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  2. What Polyp Removal Says About Colon Cancer Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests. Many of these patients have no greate

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  3. Light Therapy for Pre-Cancerous Skin Lesions

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Treating pre-cancerous skin spots with a type of light therapy may be more effective than the usual therapy -- freezing the lesions with liquid nitrogen, a new study suggests. Rough, scaly spots, called actinic kerato

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  4. Schilling Blames Mouth Cancer on Chewing Tobacco

    Aug. 21, 2014 -- Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling revealed Wednesday that he has mouth cancer and said it was caused by three decades of using chewing tobacco. In February, Schilling announced that he had cancer but did not say what kind, the Associated Press reported. Talking with WEEI-FM

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  5. Botox Tested on Stomach Cancer in Mice

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Botox, the wrinkle fighter, might be a cancer fighter, too, according to a new animal study. Researchers working with mice are using Botox to try to combat stomach cancer by silencing nerves that connect to tumors. The

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  6. High-Risk Melanomas Often on Head or Neck

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The speed at which cancer cells grow may help doctors diagnose and treat the most aggressive melanomas, researchers say. Using this measure, investigators have found that the deadliest skin cancers occur most often on

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  7. Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds. Unnecessary screening

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  8. Avastin Approved for Late-Stage Cervical Cancer

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The anti-cancer drug Avastin (bevacizumab) has been newly approved to treat aggressive and late-stage cervical cancer, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a news release. Cervical cancer is most often caused by t

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  9. These May Cut Risk of Breast Cancer Return in Obese

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese women who have battled breast cancer might halve their chances of a recurrence if they take aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) regularly, new research suggests. The researchers followe

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  10. New At-Home Colon Cancer Test: FAQ

    Aug. 13, 2014 -- A new at-home colon cancer test that looks for DNA mutations in stool is more accurate than the stool test currently used, but it won’t replace colonoscopies, experts say. The test, called Cologuard, is "another weapon in our arsenal for colon cancer screening," says James Lin, MD.

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