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    1. Surgery May Benefit High-Risk Lung Cancer Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery to remove part of the lung can be a safe and effective treatment option for people with early stage lung cancer, even those traditionally considered "high-risk," a new study finds. Previous research had suggested

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    2. 'Gene Editing' Reverses Baby's Leukemia

      Nov. 6, 2015 -- Doctors in the United Kingdom have successfully treated a baby girl diagnosed with incurable leukemia by using a gene-editing technique that had been tested only in the laboratory. The parents of 1-year-old Layla Richards from London gave permission for the experimental treatment whe

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    3. Having Children Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more children a woman has, the lower her risk of ovarian cancer may be, a new study suggests. The study also found that the risk is lower in women whose fallopian tubes have been tied -- a procedure called tubal ligati

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    4. Breastfeeding and Aggressive Breast Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds a link between breast-feeding and a woman's reduced risk for an aggressive form of breast cancer called hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer. This type of cancer accounts for about 20 percent of breast

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    5. FDA Approves Expanded Use for Melanoma Drug

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The melanoma drug Yervoy (ipilimumab) can now be used to reduce the risk of the deadly skin cancer returning after surgery, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The expanded use of this intravenous drug i

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    6. What Dogs Are Teaching Us About Cancer

      Oct. 29, 2015 -- When Marisa Rockwell took her dog Valo to the veterinarian for trouble peeing, she suspected some sort of urinary tract infection. The diagnosis was much worse: bladder cancer, two different types. The pit bull mix was given 9 months to live -- a devastating prognosis for Rockwell,

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    7. New Treatment for Melanoma Gets FDA Approval

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered cold sore virus that "blows up" melanoma tumors has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help treat the deadly skin cancer. Imlygic (talimogene laherparepvec), a first-of-it

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    8. Ovarian Cancer Drug Promising For Prostate Tumors

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a small trial, a drug designed to fight inherited ovarian cancers in women appeared to help some men with advanced prostate cancer. Lynparza (olaparib) targets mutations that are found in about 30 percent of men wi

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    9. Aggressive Early Breast Cancer Risk Rises With Age

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- While experts know the chances of finding a type of early stage breast cancer known as DCIS increase with age, a new study from Germany shows these cancers are more likely to be aggressive when discovered in older women

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    10. FAQ: Parabens and Breast Cancer

      Oct. 27, 2015 -- A new study has found that chemicals called parabens can spur the growth of certain types of breast cancer cells. And they appear to be able to do this even in tiny amounts. Parabens are used in many food and personal care products. They have a chemical structure that’s similar to e

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