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    1. Child Cancer Treatment May Up Heart Disease Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who survive cancer may face a higher risk of heart disease as adults, new research suggests. The lingering effects of the treatments that saved their lives as children may trigger the development of heart abnormalitie

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    2. Blood Thinner Safe Before Major Cancer Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News)-- Blood-thinning drugs can safely be given to certain patients before major cancer surgery, a new study suggests. Operations increase risk for blood clots in the legs, which can dislodge and travel to the lungs, a potentiall

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    3. Thyroid Cancer: Good Prognosis, Gloomy Outlook?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thyroid cancer survivors report lower quality of life than people who survive deadlier cancers, a new study finds. About 98 percent of thyroid cancer patients survive five years and more than 95 percent survive a decade,

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    4. Breast Ultrasound vs. Mammography

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ultrasound and mammography appear equally likely to detect breast cancer, a new study says. The finding is good news, particularly for women who live in developing countries that typically have more access to ultrasound

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    5. Preserving Breast Cancer Patients' Fertility

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chemotherapy can affect a young breast cancer patient's fertility, sending her into premature menopause, so in many cases doctors provide patients with hormonal therapy during chemo to prevent this side effect. Now, new re

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    6. Link Between Gum Disease, Breast Cancer Risk?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Gum disease might increase the risk for breast cancer among postmenopausal women, particularly those who smoke, a new study suggests. Women with gum disease appeared to have a 14 percent overall increased risk for breast

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    7. Keytruda May Help Fight Tough-to-Treat Lung Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, Dec. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The immune therapy drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) may extend the lives of people with advanced lung cancer, a new study finds. Keytruda is commonly used to treat other tumor types, and made headlines recently after it hel

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    8. Most Cancers Stem From Avoidable Things: Study

      Dec. 17, 2015 -- Most cases of cancer are due to things some people can avoid, rather than to chance or genetics, a new study in the journal Nature suggests. The researchers in this study suggest that between 70% and 90% of the most common cancers are caused by things in the environment, like toxic

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    9. Annual Ovarian Cancer Blood Test May Save Lives

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An annual blood test to screen postmenopausal women for ovarian cancer could reduce deaths from this killer by 20 percent, a large British trial suggests. Currently, with no reliable screening method, most ovarian canc

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    10. Electromagnetic Waves May Help Fight Brain Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Low-intensity electromagnetic waves might help slow a quick-growing and deadly form of brain cancer, researchers report. Patients with glioblastoma experienced slightly better overall survival and delayed recurrence of

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