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  1. Costlier Breast Cancer Treatments and Survival

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More expensive breast cancer treatments are linked to a greater chance of survival, new research suggests. "Our findings indicate that in some instances, newer and costlier approaches may be leading to improved out

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  2. Breast Cancer Surgery Now: Fewer Lymph Nodes?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with five years ago, women with breast cancer and just one cancerous lymph node are less likely to have most underarm lymph nodes removed, a new study reports. The results of the analysis of data from 2.7 million

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  3. Could Fish Oil Interfere With Chemotherapy?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests. Dutch researchers found herring, mackerel and three other fish oils increased blood level

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  4. More Survive Child Cancer; Health Problems Persist

    WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More Americans are surviving childhood cancers than ever before, but many suffer lingering health problems as adults, a new study finds. About 70 percent of adults who survived cancer in childhood have a mild or moderate chronic condition. And nearly one-

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  5. Study Supports Laparoscopy for Rectal Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with localized rectal cancer may achieve similar survival rates by having minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, instead of more invasive open surgery, a European study finds. According to the American Canc

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  6. Report Shows Progress in America's War on Cancer

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- America is making slow but steady progress against cancer, with a continuing decline in cancer deaths, according to a new report. The overall cancer death rate fell an average 1.5 percent per year between 2002 and 2011,

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  7. Breast Cancer Is Not One Disease, Experts Say

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast cancer isn't the same for every woman, even at the cellular level, according to a new statement from four major medical groups focused on the disease. The report was issued Monday by the American Cancer Society, th

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  8. 3 Drinks Per Day May Raise Liver Cancer Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who have three or more alcoholic drinks per day could be raising their odds for liver cancer, according to a report from a panel of experts. But there was good news for java lovers: The report, from the World Can

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  9. Vitamin D Supplements Might Slow Prostate Cancer

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Ho

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  10. Herbicide Ingredient Called Probable Carcinogen

    March 23, 2015 -- An ingredient found in a number of herbicides, including the weed killer Roundup, is a "probable carcinogen," says a report from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Specifically, it's an ingredient called glyphosate that poses the threat, according to the report

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