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    1. You're Told You've Got Cancer. Now What?

      When Brooke Budke discovered she had melanoma, she could barely believe her ears. She remembers her doctor's words. "Your results are malignant," he told her. "You have cancer." She stood in shock, with little idea what to do next. "I was terrified," says Budke, a 32-year-old who lives in Leawood, K

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    2. What Can I Do to Prevent Cancer?

      You've heard a lot about how important it is to cut your risk of cancer, but you probably wonder: Just how much is really in your own hands? "There is no bomb-proof way to completely prevent cancer," says James Hamrick, MD, MPH, chief of oncology at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. But changes to your

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    3. Remission for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

      When you talk to your doctor about treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), you may hear him say that your goal is to get into remission. If you're like most folks, you've got a general idea of what the term means, but you may be fuzzy on the details. For CML, also called chronic myeloid le

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    4. Advanced Phases of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

      If you're in the later stages of chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), there's a wide variety of ways you may feel. Some people have fever, lose their appetite, and drop a few pounds. But others don't have any symptoms. No matter how your disease affects your body, make sure you get the emotional supp

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    5. Soy and Breast Cancer: 5 Myths and Facts

      You may have heard that you shouldn’t eat soy if you are at risk for breast cancer. But then you see headlines saying that it could protect against the disease. So what’s the truth? Even for health-savvy people, telling fact from fiction can be tricky. Knowing the real deal is important, especially

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    6. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Advances in Treatment

      A decade ago, chemotherapy was the only drug doctors could prescribe to someone with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Not only does today’s chemotherapy work better than past versions, but there are also two new kinds of medications to treat this disease. One group of drugs changes the way certai

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    7. Take Care of Yourself With Neuroendocrine Tumors

      From diet to exercise to tapping into a good support network, you can do several things to help yourself feel better when you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). A lot depends on where your tumors are and the kind of symptoms they cause. For some folks, a rash and a headache are big issues. Others mi

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    8. Types of Neuroendocrine Tumors and Their Symptoms

      When you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), you can get a lot of different symptoms, from shortness of breath to headaches to cramps in your belly. Why the variety? It's all about location. Your tumors can show up in lots of places, and where they're growing makes a big difference to how you feel. T

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    9. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before.  Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wo

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    10. Lab and Imaging Tests for Neuroendocrine Tumors

      Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) look and act differently than a lot of other tumors, which can make them harder to spot. Your doctor may ask you to take several different tests that can help him make a diagnosis. "Many of the NETs are what we call low-grade tumors, which means they're very slow growing

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