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  1. Cancer Drug Nexavar Tied to Pancreas Damage

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9 (HealthDay News) -- The cancer drug sorafenib, known by its trade name Nexavar, could have a toxic effect on the pancreas of patients who take it for extended periods. Sorafenib works by inhibiting or halting the creation of new blood vessels i

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  2. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Radiation Overused?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Most men given radiation to control pain from advanced prostate cancer undergo more treatments than they really need, a new study suggests. Once cancer advances to invade the bones, radiation therapy is usually used to ease the pai

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  3. Laparoscopic Surgery for Colon Cancer May Benefit Seniors

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Seniors who have minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery for colon cancer are much less likely to end up in a nursing home after being discharged from the hospital than those who have open surgery, a new study finds. One expert

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  4. Daily Walk May Cut Your Breast Cancer Risk

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Older women who walk every day may reduce their risk of developing breast cancer. And those who exercise vigorously may get even more protection, according to new research. The study of more than 73,000 postmenopausal women fou

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  5. Older Men Gain Little From PSA Test: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The large amount of money that Medicare spends on PSA screening for prostate cancer provides little benefit for older men, according to a new study. Over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent more than $450 mill

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  6. Skin Cancer Patients Not Avoiding Sun: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Some people with melanoma aren't cautious about sun exposure, a small new study suggests, even though ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is a major cause of skin cancer. Researchers looked at 20 patients with malignant me

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  7. Colon Cancer Hits Younger Adults Especially Hard

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Younger adults with colorectal cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other areas of the body have a higher risk of disease progression and death than middle-aged patients, a new study finds. Colorectal cancer in elderly patie

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  8. More Black Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 1 (HealthDay News) -- White women 40 and older have traditionally had the highest rates of breast cancer in the United States, but rising rates among blacks have narrowed the gap in recent years, according to a new American Cancer Society report. "

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  9. Could Antidepressant Combat Lethal Lung Cancer?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- An older and little-used class of antidepressants may help combat a particularly deadly form of lung cancer, according to a new study. Using a unique computer program, researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine

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  10. Married People May Be Likelier to Survive Cancer

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Married cancer patients are less likely to die of their disease than those who aren't wed, a new study suggests. The study, of more than 730,000 people who were diagnosed with any one of 10 different cancers between 2004 and

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