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    1. Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients. Still, experts who looked at the findings stressed that the test, called Cologuar

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    2. Drug Promising Against Rare Skin Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A newer drug that boosts the immune system's ability to kill tumor cells may help people with a rare, aggressive form of skin cancer, a preliminary study suggests. The intravenous drug, marketed as Keytruda, is already used

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    3. Drug Seems to Extend Advanced Melanoma Survival

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- More than one-third of advanced melanoma patients were still alive five years after starting therapy with the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo), researchers are reporting. "In 2012, we saw some very promising early evidenc

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    4. Exercise May Boost Prostate Cancer Survival

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sticking to a moderate or intense exercise regimen may improve a man's odds of surviving prostate cancer, a new study suggests. The American Cancer Society study included more than 10,000 men, aged 50 to 93, who were diag

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    5. Early Stage Breast Cancer Needs Treatment: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early stage breast cancers known as DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ) should be treated with surgery, not a "wait-and-watch" approach, according to new research. Experts have debated whether to treat early DCIS or simply

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    6. Rectal Cancer Patients and Recommended Treatment

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the increasing use of a standard therapy for rectal cancer in the United States, only slightly more than half of patients receive it, a new study finds. Chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery is recognized as

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    7. This May Up Survival for Some With Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who follow a low-fat diet may be slightly less likely to die if they develop breast cancer, a new study suggests. A decade after a breast cancer diagnosis, 82 percent of those eating low-fat fare were still

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    8. Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off: Why?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer thyroid cancers are diagnosed in the United States now than in the recent past, perhaps signaling a change in physician practices, a new study says. And many thyroid growths won't even be called "cancer" any mor

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    9. This May Help After 'Soft-Tissue' Cancer Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older patients with a type of cancer called soft-tissue sarcomas may benefit more from radiation therapy after surgery than younger patients do, a new study suggests. The results might change the way older patients are

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    10. Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Tied to This

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who receive testosterone-suppressing therapy for prostate cancer may be at increased risk of developing depression, a new, large study suggests. The findings are based on over 78,000 U.S. men treated for earlier-st

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