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    1. Travel Time Can Hamper Follow-Up Chemo

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The farther they have to travel, the less likely cancer patients are to receive follow-up chemotherapy after surgery, a new study finds. This type of treatment, called adjuvant chemotherapy, is recommended for many patient

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    2. Beta Blockers May Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Ovarian cancer patients who use certain blood pressure drugs often live longer than other women with the disease, researchers report in a finding that hints at a potential new treatment for the deadly cancer. The study, of ov

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    3. Aspirin, NSAIDs May Lower Colon Cancer Risk

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly taking low-dose aspirin or other common pain relievers may lower long-term risk of colon cancer, new research suggests. Men and women who took low-dose (75 to 150 milligrams) aspirin for five years or more saw their

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    4. Could Laser Skin Test Replace Biopsy For Melanoma?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skin cancer remains the most common cancer for Americans, and invasive biopsies for lesions that could be dangerous melanomas have long been routine. Now, researchers say they've developed a non-invasive test that can spot

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    5. Those With Few Moles and Deadlier Skin Cancer Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have many moles are at increased risk for melanoma skin cancer, but people with fewer moles may be more likely to develop a more aggressive form of the disease, a new study suggests. Melanoma is the deadliest

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    6. Jimmy Carter: Melanoma Has Spread to Brain

      Aug. 20, 2015 -- Former President Jimmy Carter outlined Thursday an aggressive course of treatment that he'll follow to attack the melanoma that was discovered in his liver and has spread to his brain. In a remarkably candid and detailed press conference, Carter, 90, talked about his plan to fight t

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    7. Early Stage Breast Cancer Not a Death Sentence

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Only 3 percent of women diagnosed with an early stage of breast cancer will die of their disease within 20 years, and more aggressive treatment does not improve that high survival rate, a new study suggests. "The good

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    8. Black Women Less Likely to Survive Uterine Cancer

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Uterine cancer rates are rising in the United States, particularly among black and Asian women, according to a new study that also found black women are more likely to die of the disease. Researchers analyzed more than

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    9. One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report. A new study of 136,000 adults found light to moderate drinking was associated with an increased risk of breast cancer in women a

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    10. Can Coffee Lower Risk of Colon Cancer's Return?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who regularly drink caffeinated coffee may be lowering their risk of tumor recurrence and death from the disease, new research suggests. But researchers added that it's premature to tell patients to drin

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