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  1. Breast Cancer Recurrence: What You Should Know

    Elyse Caplan remembers it well, that first conversation with her oncologist. She had just been diagnosed with stage IIB breast cancer, and they were discussing the game plan for treatment. If her oncologist mentioned "recurrence" -- the possibility that her cancer could return -- it was lost on her,

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  2. Breast Cancer's Relationship Toll

    For many women, the diagnosis of breast cancer represents not only a major physical battle, but also the ultimate emotional challenge -- one that affects every relationship in our life.  Indeed, from friendships to romance, from being a parent to being a daughter, the way you relate to everyone -- a

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  3. Women’s Cancer Q&A: Advances in Care

    How far have we come in women’s cancer? Keeping up with the latest treatment trends and studies about cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, and cervix can be daunting. New studies come out seemingly every week with hot-off-the-press -- and often contradictory -- results. Mammograms? They’re either th

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  4. How to Cope When Breast Cancer Returns

    When Elizabeth Edwards announced in March that her breast cancer had returned, her peers -- other breast cancer survivors -- expressed a range of emotions. Topping the list was empathy for Edwards, whose cancer had spread to her bones. There was also pride in her bravery: She chose to be open and ho

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  5. Eating Right During Cancer Treatment

    When you're being treated for cancer, it's more important than ever to eat a healthy diet and get good nutrition -- but it can also be more difficult than ever. Your body is working overtime to fight the cancer, while it's also doing extra duty to repair healthy cells that may have been damaged as a

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  6. Common Chemicals: Breast Cancer Link?

    Pesticides. Plastics. Cosmetics. Deodorants. Cookware. Stain-resistant furniture. Computers. What do all these seemingly unrelated items have in common? At one time or another, all have been suspected of increasing the risk of breast cancer. The important point to recognize is that most researchers

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  7. New Ways to Treat Breast Cancer

    In the not so distant past, a diagnosis of breast cancer frequently yielded a standard prescription: tumor removal via mastectomy or sometimes lumpectomy, usually followed by radiation and sometimes chemotherapy. While the approach clearly worked for some women, it didn't work for all -- leaving doc

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  8. Celebrity Breast Cancer Fund-Raising

    When the powers-that-be at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston heard that singer Sheryl Crow, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, was headed their way to do a concert in Fenway Park last July, they called her to ask a favor. Would she mind stopping by to talk to patients? The 44-year-old singer, who

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  9. Breast Cancer Survivors: Coping with Fears of Recurrence

    Fears of breast cancer recurrence are real but can be placed in the context of the rest of your life after breast cancer. "Whenever I read about anyone dying of breast cancer, I take it personally," says Jami Bernard, a New York film critic who battled breast cancer successfully in 1996, then wrote

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  10. Breast Cancer: Closer to a Cure

    This September marks the 21st annual breast cancerawareness month, so who better to ask about where we are in the war on this disease than Susan Love, MD? At the forefront of breast cancer research for almost 30 years, Love is the medical director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in Pacific

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