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  1. Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening for Some

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Annual lung cancer screenings for long-term smokers may soon be covered by Medicare, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday. The reimbursement proposal would cover annual CT scans for

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  2. Lactose Intolerance May Reduce Cancer Risk: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are lactose-intolerant may be less likely to develop certain types of cancer, a new study suggests. And, the researchers suspect the reduced risk may be related to diet. Data for the study included nearly 23,000

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  3. Lung Cancer Screening Can Be Cost Effective: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lung cancer screening with CT scans can be cost-effective while saving lives, a new study suggests. But, there are two caveats to that finding -- the procedure has to be performed by skilled professionals and the scree

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  4. Colon Cancer on the Rise for U.S. Adults Under 50

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's good news and bad news in the war against colon cancer: While rates have fallen among older Americans, cases among adults aged 20 to 49 are rising and expected to continue to do so, a new study finds. Researchers

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  5. 11% Not Checked for Cervical Cancer in 5 Years

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated eight million American women ages 21 to 65 haven't been screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. That's the finding of a federal report released Wednesday that noted that more than half of cervic

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  6. Immunotherapy Brings New Hope to Cancer Fight

    Nov. 4, 2014 -- Twenty-year-old Milton Wright III’s life seemed to finally be on track. After a lifetime of interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He had launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and

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  7. Combo Treatment for Advanced Melanoma

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with advanced melanoma may live longer when treated with a combination of the cancer drug Yervoy and the immune system booster sargramostim, a new study finds. Patients given the two drugs had a median survival

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  8. Breast Cancer Patients May Like 'Invisible Tattoo'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using "invisible" tattoos instead of permanent dark ink ones when breast cancer patients undergo radiation therapy could help improve how patients feel about themselves, a new study finds. The skin markings are needed to e

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  9. Brain Cancer Patient Brittany Maynard Ends Life

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A 29-year-old woman dying of brain cancer took her own life Saturday, following through on a pledge she made about a month ago. Brittany Maynard ended her life by taking lethal drugs legally available in Oregon under a law that permits terminally ill people to end their lives. Maynar

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  10. Single Blood Test Could One Day Spot Cancer Sooner

    Nov. 3, 2014 -- A single blood test to detect cancer earlier is a step closer, scientists in the U.K. say, after they discovered more than 800 possible signs of cancer in the blood, called biomarkers, in people with cancer. All cancers leave markers in the blood, and that raises the possibility of a

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