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    1. Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer

      Only about 3% of women with breast cancer take part in clinical trials, according to Y-ME, the national breast cancer organization. This low level of clinical research participation may be stalling treatment progress. The fewer women who join clinical trials, the longer it takes to get data about wh

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    2. When Breast Cancer Comes Back

      It can happen a year after you finish treatment for breast cancer, or five, 10, even 20 years later. You find another lump, or a shadow appears on one of the mammograms you're having much more often now. Is the cancer back? Every woman who's had breast cancer knows that recurrence is possible. Some

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    3. A Breast Cancer Survivor's Grief: Losing Your Doctor

      I never expected to outlive my breast cancer surgeon. But almost a year to the day after we first met, Dr. Jeanne Petrek died in the most random, ironic of accidents, hit by an ambulance as she crossed a busy New York street on her way to work at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. When I fi

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    4. Breast Cancer Survivors: Nutrition and Fitness Tips

      A bout with breast cancer is likely to leave you eager to do all you can to prevent a recurrence. You may be frustrated that there's only so much about cancer prevention you can control. But you do have control over one area of life: your diet. Eating well can help you take off any weight you may ha

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    5. Breast Cancer Survivors: Fashion Hints After Your Mastectomy

      It might sound frivolous -- who worries about fashion when she's fighting for her life? -- but part of the joy (and challenge) of surviving breast cancer is reaching the point where you're confident enough of your health again to start thinking about how you'll wear swimsuits or halter dresses. "Eve

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    6. New Treatments for Breast Cancer: Talking With Your Doctor

      Not so long ago, the doctor spoke from on high and the patient listened. Today, doctors and patients work best when they are partners, most of all when life-threatening, chronic illnesses such as breast cancer are involved. Patients often become experts in their own disease and should feel comfortab

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    7. Assessing New Treatments for Breast Cancer

      Looking for the latest on breast cancer treatments? Be ready for a flood of data. News about breast cancer treatments makes headlines. So if you search for "breast cancer drug" in the news section of Google alone, you'll get more than 1,000 results -- and these are just news articles posted within t

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    8. New Treatments for Breast Cancer

      While some promising new treatments for breast cancer are years away from regular treatment regimens, others are on the market or just around the corner. Still on the horizon for treating breast cancer are anti-angiogenesis drugs. They block the formation of new blood vessels that feed tumors and he

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    9. Breast Cancer Survivors: Life After the Treatments End

      Life after breast cancer means returning to some familiar things and also making some new choices. The song says "It ain't over 'til it's over," but when you've had breast cancer, you discover that it's not even over when it's over. After a marathon of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that may

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    10. Getting a Loved One Through Breast Cancer

      When someone close to you has breast cancer, it's natural to try to do whatever you can to make her life easier. But the things you think are helpful aren't necessarily the things your loved one really wants or needs. According to a recent study in the journal Health Psychology , unwanted forms of s

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