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    1. This Helps Some With Advanced Ovarian Cancer

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, June 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Some women with advanced ovarian cancer may fare better if chemotherapy is dripped directly into their abdomens as well as introduced into their bloodstream through traditional IV, a new study finds. Clinical trial resu

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    2. 'Smart Bomb' Targets Tough-to-Treat Breast Cancer

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug therapy shows promise for treating triple-negative breast cancer, an especially aggressive form of the disease, researchers say. A recent trial -- the second of three needed for approval in the United States --

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    3. Cheaper Breast Cancer Drug Shows Promise

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer, a similar but less expensive experimental drug works just as well as the standard drug Herceptin (trastuzumab), a new study finds. HER2-positive tumors contain certain ge

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    4. Ovarian Cancer Patients and Life-Extending Surgery

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may significantly extend ovarian cancer patients' lives, but one in five women does not have the procedure, a new study finds. "Though surgery isn't right for every patient, we suspect that some women do not receive

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    5. Meditation Can Help Breast Cancer Survivors

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Mindfulness meditation seems to help breast cancer patients better manage symptoms of fatigue, anxiety and fear of recurrence, a new study suggests. Previous research has found that mindfulness meditation can reduce str

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    6. Low-Dose Aspirin and Longer Colon Cancer Survival

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who take low-dose aspirin may have a somewhat better chance of surviving the disease, a large study hints. Norwegian researchers found that among over 23,000 colon cancer patients, those who used aspiri

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    7. 15.5 Million Americans Now Surviving Cancer: Report

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer survivors in the United States reached record numbers this year -- 15.5 million -- and the American Cancer Society predicts they'll total more than 20 million in another decade. But along with these success stori

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    8. Brain Cancer Treatment Promising in Early Trial

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental viral treatment may extend the lives of patients with a hard-to-treat brain cancer, researchers say. For the phase 1 study, patients with recurrent glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain tumor

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    9. Could Statins Help Prevent Breast Cancer's Return?

      June 1, 2016 -- Some women who have survived breast cancer could one day be prescribed statins along with other treatments to keep the cancer from coming back. Scientists have found that the cholesterol-lowering meds may stop cancer cells from growing by up to 50%. One leading breast cancer charity

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    10. Experts Question Study Linking Cellphones, Cancer

      By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumors. The study, released Friday by the federal government's National Toxic

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