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    1. What's the Best Timing for Rectal Cancer Surgery?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've pinpointed the best length of time to wait to perform surgery for rectal cancer after chemotherapy and radiation treatment have been completed. The researchers examined outcomes among 11,760 U.S.

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    2. This May Help Find Aggressive Colon Cancer Early

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An easily detected genetic marker could help identify aggressive colon cancer in early stages, telling doctors that these patients need chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Colon tumors that don't produce a protein cal

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    3. Minorities More Likely To Get Colon Cancer Younger

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Members of minority groups in the United States are more likely than whites to be diagnosed with colon cancer at younger ages and with more advanced disease, researchers report. An analysis of data from 1973 to 2009 reveal

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    4. Chemo Nerve Damage Effects May Persist for Years

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many women who survive cancer have symptoms of chemotherapy-related nerve damage in their feet and hands years after treatment, a new study reveals. Moreover, this nerve damage -- called chemotherapy-induced peripheral neu

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    5. President Obama Touts Cancer Research Goals

      Jan. 13, 2016 -- In his last State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama announced a national initiative to find a cure for cancer, an ambitious "moon shot" that Vice President Joe Biden will direct in the remaining months of the administration. Biden has called for such a scientific blitz aft

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    6. Mammograms and Women in Their 40s

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women in their 40s should talk with their doctors and then decide whether they need regular mammograms to screen for breast cancer before the recommended age of 50, according to updated U.S. health guidelines released Mo

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    7. Are We Winning the Fight Against Melanoma?

      Jan. 11, 2016 -- When former President Jimmy Carter announced late last year that his advanced melanoma appeared to be in remission, family and followers of the 91-year-old humanitarian were overjoyed. Some said it seemed nothing short of a miracle, since the skin cancer is often deadly in its advan

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    8. Cancer Death Rates Down 23 Percent Since 1991

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Deaths from cancer continue to decline in the United States, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society. Since peaking in 1991, cancer death rates have dropped by 23 percent, the ACS said in the report r

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    9. Technique 'Lights Up' Cancer Cells in Early Trial

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new imaging technique that "lights up" cancer cells may eventually help surgeons remove all of a cancer the first time, according to a preliminary study. "When a patient has cancer, the surgeon tries to find the tumor and

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    10. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Kidney Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A targeted cancer drug appears to be effective against advanced kidney cancer, although its side effects may keep it from becoming widely used, researchers report. The drug, cabozantinib, proved more effective across-t

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