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  1. Mammography Still the 'Gold Standard' for Breast Cancer

    March 8, 2001 (Washington) -- Despite its flaws, traditional mammography remains the best way of finding a deadly breast cancer. That's the primary conclusion of an expert panel that reviewed 17 other detection systems, including computer-aided approaches like digital mammography. "With all of its l

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  2. Living With Cancer

    Oct. 30, 2000 -- The day that forever changed Bonnie McDonald's life started out like any other. It was a typically hectic Monday morning last spring when the 37-year-old decided to grab a quick shower. She'd gone for a run after dropping her son off at school and was about to rush off to her part-t

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  3. Not for Women Only

    Oct. 23, 2000 -- John Cope was at a business meeting one Saturday in 1987 when he noticed that his left nipple was rubbing against his shirt and itching continually, "as if I had a mosquito bite." Later that evening, he pulled off his shirt and realized that the nipple was inverted, instead of protr

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  4. Getting Tough About Breast Cancer

    Sept. 1, 2000 -- It's mid-morning on a sunny San Francisco day, and a small band of demonstrators gathers in front of a grocery store to stage a protest against genetically engineered food. The scene is earnest but surreal: There's a guy dressed as a can of Campbell's "Experimental Vegetable Soup" a

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  5. Battling Breast Cancer

    June 12, 2000 -- In Faith Fancher's house, high in the hills above San Francisco Bay, her cat Lazarus tiptoes around the living room. Here and there, framed photographs testify to Faith's 27 years as an award-winning TV news reporter. As in television, each picture tells a story: There's Faith, smil

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  6. Missing the Diagnosis

    April 3, 2000 (Chantilly, Va.) -- Carol Fubini thought she was safe from breast cancer after her radiologist reported that her latest mammogram showed no evidence of the disease. Then 43, Fubini had received similar reports after three other mammograms over the previous five years. Her latest, she t

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  7. Looking for High-Quality Mammography

    April 3, 2000 (Chantilly, Va.) -- If ever there were a case for strength in numbers, mammography may be it, say breast cancer experts. Women seeking mammograms can find the highest quality screenings from radiologists and doctors who have years of experience performing and reading mammograms on a da

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  8. Fighting Cancer With Exercise: One Woman's Story.

    April 3, 2000 (Nederland, Colo.) -- Of the hundreds of bike races Karen Hornbostel has entered, the memory of a certain competition in the mountains of Colorado is especially vivid. "The course climbed up and over a high pass," she says. "About the time we started descending -- still 15 miles from t

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  9. Fight Fat, Fight Cancer

    March 13, 2000 (Cambridge, Mass.) -- Becky Boock has always been a devoted athlete, reveling in the thrill of the race. A former competitive runner and swimmer, the 19-year-old Canadian races in at least three triathlons each summer. Now she has an additional reason to keep moving: Boock recently lo

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