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    1. 4 Types of Pancreatic Cancer Identified: Study

      Feb. 26, 2016 -- Scientists say there are four kinds of  pancreatic cancer, a finding that could lead to new treatment opportunities. An estimated 53,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in the U.S. in 2016, according to the American Cancer Society. Of those, an estimated 41,700 will die. B

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    2. $72M Awarded in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Case

      Feb. 24, 2016 -- The family of an Alabama woman who died from ovarian cancer she alleged was linked to talcum in Johnson & Johnson baby powder and other products was awarded $72 million by a Missouri jury. Jackie Fox died in October 2015 at age 62, more than two years after her cancer diagnosis. But

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    3. Lung Cancer Survivors May Get Too Many PET Scans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many lung and esophageal cancer survivors have PET imaging scans as part of ongoing monitoring for the possible return of cancer, but a new study suggests that many of those scans may be unnecessary. In addition, the resea

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    4. Breast Cancer Survivors: Estrogen OK'd For This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause. Now, new guidelines from the American Colleg

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    5. Formaldehyde in This Flooring Higher Than Thought

      Feb. 22, 2016 -- Levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde in Lumber Liquidators laminate flooring are three times higher than stated earlier this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. In a statement on its website, the CDC said its findings released Feb. 10 were based on test

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    6. 1 in 4 Breast Lumpectomies Requires More Surgery

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women with early stage breast cancer who opt for a breast-conserving surgery known as a lumpectomy have a one in four chance they will need a second operation within 90 days, researchers report. "The chance of getting

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    7. T-Cell Therapy for Cancer: Progress Reported

      Feb. 16, 2016 -- A new treatment for cancer harnesses the body's own immune-system cells, and some of the leading scientists behind it have been explaining the progress made in bringing the technique into widespread use. For years the traditional approach to treating cancer has involved surgery, che

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    8. Baldness Linked to Risk for Prostate Cancer Deaths

      Feb. 12, 2016 -- Over the past 20 years, studies have repeatedly linked male pattern baldness with higher risk for prostate cancer. The tie makes sense because hormones called androgens play a role in hair loss and prostate cancer development. Plus, both conditions are inherited to a degree. Still,

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    9. Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests. As the Dutch scientists explain it, the effectiveness of the powerful lung c

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    10. Overactive Thyroid Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have an overactive thyroid gland might be at greater risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. A team of Danish researchers found that women with the condition -- called hyperthyroidism -- appeared to face an

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