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  1. 10 Questions With Uzo Aduba

    Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba goes the distance – at the Boston Marathon and in life. She talks with us about her training and what cancer has taught her about life. 1. In April, you ran the Boston Marathon to raise money for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. How has cancer touched

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  2. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

    When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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  3. Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Not long ago, the main goal of treating metastatic breast cancer -- meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast -- was to keep a woman comfortable. But a lot has changed in the past decade. Now treatment can help many women live longer, better, and disease-free for periods of time. Pamela

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  4. Robin Roberts: A Profile in Courage

    ''Aahh! ABBA!'' Robin Roberts exclaims. She takes a spin around the floor and waves her arms as the opening bars of ''Dancing Queen'' fill the air. What a difference 2 and a half years makes. That's when ABC's Good Morning America anchor was in isolation at New York City's Memorial Sloan Kettering C

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  5. Top 5 Deadliest Cancers

    Cancer care has come a long way. There are treatments for many types, and in some cases, even cures. But there’s still a long way to go. Cancer remains the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S., just behind heart disease. Do you know which cancers take the most lives, and most importantly, which ones you

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  6. 6 Things You Didn't Know About Chemo

    “Chemotherapy.” Just the word may make you remember images you’ve seen in movies or on TV. If you or someone you love needs chemo, is that what you’re headed for? Maybe, but maybe not. Yes, it will probably be hard and have side effects. But you might be surprised by some of the things people who ha

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  7. Do Alternative Treatments Work for Side Effects?

    Walk into any major cancer center and you're likely to see not only regular exam rooms, equipment, and chemotherapy suites, but also massage rooms, yoga mats, and maybe even a choir practice room. This is the world of complementary and alternative medicine. Today, more research supports treatments s

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  8. Before You Begin Cancer Treatment

    There’s no preparing for a cancer diagnosis. But when it comes to treatment, you can get yourself ready for what’s ahead. Even taking small steps can improve your sense of well-being and control, experts say. Here are some things to do before your chemotherapy or radiation treatment begins. “One of

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  9. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

    From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer.   They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the La

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  10. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Your Relationship

    An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can change a lot of things, including your relationship with your partner. But the two of you can respond in ways that could strengthen your connection. Knowledge is power. If you understand the physical and sexual side effects you could have during or after pro

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