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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

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Jimmy Carter
The sun rises behind the steeple of Maranatha Baptist Church Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Hometown, church mobilize to support Plains’ Jimmy Carter

Plains, Georgia, plans on giving back to their resident globe-trotting former president by keeping him upbeat and entertained.

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Jimmy Carter
Former President Jimmy Carter talks about his cancer diagnosis during a news conference at The Carter Center in Atlanta on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Phil Skinner)
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As cancer treatment begins, Carter to scale back on work

Former President Jimmy Carter is stepping back from most of his humanitarian work and surrounding himself with family as doctors target the skin cancer that showed up in his liver and brain.

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Jimmy Carter
FILE - In this July 10, 2015, file photo, former President Jimmy Carter is seen in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
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Location, extent of Carter’s cancer will govern his options

Surgery, drugs, radiation, comfort care. What's next for Jimmy Carter depends on how widely his cancer has spread and where, and how aggressively the 90-year-old former president wants to fight it.

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APTOPIX Children Cancer Fertility
In this June 11, 2015 photo,Talia Pisano stands in her bed at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
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Kids with cancer get futuristic chance at saving fertility

Barely 2 years old, Talia Pisano is getting tough treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday.

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Cancer-fighting public policies get mixed reviews in NJ

New Jersey still has some work to do when it comes to supporting policies and passing legislation to prevent and reduce suffering and death from cancer.

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Study – Silent cancer in moms a rare result in prenatal tests

For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong -- with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.

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Doctor Cancer Fraud
This Aug. 12, 2013 file photo shows the office of Dr. Farid Fata in Oak Park, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
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Detroit-area cancer doctor gets 45 years in prison for fraud

Calling the scheme "horrific," a judge sentenced a Detroit-area cancer doctor to 45 years in prison Friday for collecting millions from insurance companies while poisoning more than 500 patients through needless treatments that wrecked their health.

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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‘Stunning’ number of extreme drug doses by doc, expert says

Patients of a Detroit-area doctor received "stunning" doses of a powerful, expensive drug that exposed them to life-threatening infections, an expert testified Monday as a judge heard details about a cancer specialist who fleeced insurance companies and harmed hundreds of people.

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Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.

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