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  1. Newer Drug Helps Older Myeloma Patients

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer drug that targets the immune system may help improve the outlook for older adults with multiple myeloma, though a stem cell transplant remains the standard of care for relatively younger patients. Those are some o

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  2. 'Angelina Jolie Effect' On Cancer Gene Testing

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the months after actress and activist Angelina Jolie revealed last year that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy because of an increased risk for breast cancer, the number of women referred for genetic

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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