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    1. Too Few Get Counseling Before BRCA Gene Test

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only about one-third of women receive genetic counseling before they undergo testing to see if they have a gene mutation that increases their risk of breast or ovarian cancer, a new study reports. Such counseling is imp

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    2. CT Lung Cancer Scans Turn Up Few False-Positives

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recently, CT-based screening for lung cancer in long-term smokers has been recommended by experts, and the scans are now covered by Medicare and some private insurers. But will these scans result in too many false-positiv

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    3. Hormone Therapy Safe During Ovarian Cancer?

      Sept. 29, 2015 -- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be safe for women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. HRT has been linked to an increased risk of getting breast, ovarian, and uterine cancer. This is the first study to look at the risk

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    4. More Evidence Daily Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans already take a low-dose daily aspirin to help shield their hearts. Now, a new study suggests the same inexpensive pill might extend survival for patients battling cancers of the gastrointestinal trac

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    5. Computer-Aided Mammograms May Not Be Worth Cost

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A commonly used computer-aided mammography tool may not improve breast cancer detection, a new study contends. The finding is based on an analysis of more than 625,000 mammograms conducted between 2003 and 2009. "Studies on

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    6. New Drug May Boost Survival For Some Lung Cancers

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Sept. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study finds that the cancer drug nivolumab (Opdivo) extends the lives of some patients with advanced lung cancer for several months. In a head-to-head comparison, patients treated with nivolumab lived an average o

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    7. New Drug Shows Promise For Advanced Kidney Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that harnesses the power of the immune system to fight tumors appears to help people battling advanced kidney cancer, a new study finds. The drug, Opdivo (nivolumab), outperformed a standard chemotherapy, Afini

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    8. MRIs Before Breast Cancer Surgery on the Rise: Study

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The use of MRI scans before breast cancer surgery has risen eightfold over the past decade, even though guidelines on their use in this setting are inconsistent, a new study shows. This increased use of MRI -- magneti

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    9. New Clues to Which Breast Cancers Might Return

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who pinpointed genetic factors associated with the return of breast cancer say their findings might lead to improved treatments. Most breast cancer patients are cured after treatment, but the disease returns

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    10. PSA Testing Guidelines May Miss Aggressive Tumors

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specif

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