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  1. Childhood Cancer Report Brings Mixed News

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Progress has been made in fighting childhood cancer in the United States, but many challenges remain, a new report finds. There will be an estimated 15,780 new cases of childhood cancer diagnosed this year, and 1,960 death

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  2. Could Antioxidants Speed Up Cancer Progression?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers and other people at high risk for lung cancer could make matters worse if they take antioxidant supplements, a new study of rodents suggests. Antioxidants appear to accelerate cancer progression by short-circu

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  3. Breath Test May Detect Signs of Lung Cancer: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple breath test might reveal if a person has early-stage lung cancer, according to a new study. Researchers tested the exhaled breath of people with suspicious lung lesions that were detected on CT scans. The breath

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  4. Drug May Extend Survival for Men With Advanced Prostate Cancer

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new hormone therapy drug for men with prostate cancer may increase survival a bit and delay progression of the disease in men who have advanced prostate cancer that has been resistant to standard hormonal therapies, a n

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  5. Music Therapy May Help Teens With Cancer Cope

    By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Jefri Franks says one of the things that helped her 12-year-old daughter Heather cope with the challenges of having cancer was music therapy -- in particular, making a music video. "I was relieved during the time she

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  6. Yoga May Reduce Fatigue in Breast Cancer Survivors

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Yoga may help breast cancer survivors beat the debilitating fatigue and sleep problems that often follow toxic treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation, a new study shows. Fatigue can be a big challenge for cancer su

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  7. Blood Test Might Help Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test might one day help doctors spot pancreatic cancer in its early stages, Danish scientists report. The researchers said their testing is still too preliminary to be certain it can accurately diagnose panc

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  8. Cervical Cancer Screening Found to Benefit Older Women in New Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical cancer screening beyond age 50 saves lives and remains beneficial to women up to age 69, a new British study suggests. Both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Preventive Services Tas

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  9. Mekinist Plus Tafinlar Approved for Late-Stage Melanoma

    By Scott Roberts HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Mekinist for use with another drug, Tafinlar, to treat advanced melanoma that is spreading or cannot be removed by surgery. Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin

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  10. U.S. Lung Cancer Rates Continue to Drop: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As fewer Americans smoke, the number of people who develop lung cancer continues to drop, U.S. health officials report. Between 2005 and 2009, lung cancer rates went down 2.6 percent each year among men, from 87 to 78 c

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