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Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

Health Tip: Benign Breast Lumps

(HealthDay News) –Some 80 percent of breast lumps biopsied turn out to be benign (non-cancerous), says the Stony Brook Cancer Center. Latest Cancer News The most common benign breast condition is a fibrocystic change. These are small, fluid-filled sacs, commonly labeled as cysts. The size and tenderness of such a lump often increases before menstruation. […]

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Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Many Lung Cancer Patients Not Getting Recommended Treatment

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Only two-thirds of lung cancer patients in the United States get the minimal recommended treatment, a new study finds. And race and age appear to play a role in who gets the best care, the researchers said. Black patients were only 78% as likely to […]

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Gene Editing Tool Used to Fight Cancer in Early Study

Gene Editing Tool Used to Fight Cancer in Early Study

THURSDAY, Nov. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in the United States, the gene editing tool known as CRISPR has been employed to fight cancer, doctors reported Wednesday. Latest Cancer News So far, CRISPR has only been tried in three patients, two with multiple myeloma and one with a sarcoma. All had […]

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Another Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit: Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Another Weight-Loss Surgery Benefit: Lower Breast Cancer Risk

By Elizabeth HeubeckHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Nov. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) –Weight-loss surgery may do more than shrink one’s waistline: New research suggests it lowers the chances of breast cancer among women with genes that make them vulnerable to the disease. In a large-scale study that involved more than 1.6 million obese women, […]

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HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer on the Rise

HPV-Linked Head and Neck Cancer on the Rise

By Adam Townsend on 11/06/2019 3:05 PM Latest Cancer News Source: MedicineNet Health News Eddie Money. Peter Tork. Dave Mustaine. These megapopular musicians were all diagnosed with head and neck cancers. Two of them died from the disease this year, with the third, Mustaine, currently undergoing treatment. More and more cases of virus-related cancer in […]

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Many Cancer Docs Don’t Discuss Costs of Pricey Gene Tests

Many Cancer Docs Don’t Discuss Costs of Pricey Gene Tests

Latest Cancer News FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Fighting cancer can be a long, hard battle, not to mention expensive. Now, new research shows that a quarter of oncologists don’t discuss the cost of expensive tests with their patients. Genomic tests on cancer cells can help determine which types of treatment might work, […]

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Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?

Could a Blood Test for Breast Cancer Become a Reality?

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, Nov. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There’s early promise in the quest for a blood test that might spot breast cancer up to five years before clinical signs of the disease appear, researchers say. The test identifies specific immune system “autoantibodies,” British researchers explained. The immune system produces the antibodies when […]

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‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’: Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer

‘I Wish I Had Known Sooner’: Alex Trebek Issues PSA on Pancreatic Cancer

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is turning his battle with pancreatic cancer into advocacy, partnering with the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition to issue a public service announcement (PSA) aimed at heightening awareness of the killer disease. The aim of the video PSA […]

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Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

Most Seniors 85+ Do Well After Colon Cancer Surgery: Study

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients aged 85 and older who have colon cancer surgery have high survival rates, a new study finds. People are living longer, so more seniors are being diagnosed with colon cancer, according to the authors of a study presented Tuesday at a meeting of the […]