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  1. New Drug Controls Common Breast Cancer Longer

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a new drug called Ibrance (palbociclib) to standard hormone therapy helped keep a common type of breast cancer under control measurably longer than the hormone therapy alone, a new study shows. "Palbociclib stops

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  2. Are 2nd Breast Cancer Surgeries Always Necessary?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thousands of breast cancer patients in the United States might be spared a second surgery if more tissue was removed during initial breast-conserving, partial mastectomy surgery, a new study suggests. Partial mastectomy,

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  3. Drug Shows Promise Against Advanced Lung Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug appears to harness a person's immune system to fight the most common form of lung cancer, according to new clinical trial findings. The drug, nivolumab, reduced patients' risk of death from non-small cell lung

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  4. Excess Weight and Prostate Cancer Prognosis

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Radiation therapy for prostate cancer may be less effective for overweight and obese men than for men of normal weight, a new study suggests. Higher rates of prostate cancer relapse, prostate cancer death, and death from

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  5. Bigger Share of Deaths Worldwide Now Due to Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A greater percentage of deaths worldwide are now caused by cancer, a new report shows. Between 1990 and 2013, the proportion of all deaths caused by cancer rose from 12 percent to 15 percent. During that time, years of he

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  6. This Diet Tied to Lower Uterine Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adhering to a Mediterranean diet may significantly reduce a woman's risk of uterine cancer, a new study suggests. "Our research shows the impact a healthy, balanced diet could have on a woman's risk of developing womb [u

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  7. Using Herpes Virus to Fight Advanced Melanoma

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A genetically engineered and harmless form of the herpes virus is showing promise in slowing the progression of melanoma, researchers report. The treatment works by killing cancer cells and triggering the immune system to att

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  8. Too Few Younger, High-Risk People Get Colonoscopy

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds. Guidelines say colonoscopies should start at age 40 for people with a close relative w

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  9. Does Family History Affect Breast Cancer Survival?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer patients who have a family history of the disease often worry that their outlook is worse and their chances for recurrence is higher. But a new British study of nearly 3,000 women treated for breast cance

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  10. Chemo Before Surgery and Advanced Ovarian Cancer

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Undergoing chemotherapy before surgery may help women battling advanced ovarian cancer, a new study finds. The British study was led by Sean Kehoe, professor of gynecological cancer at the University of Birmingham, and i

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