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  1. Complementary Medicine: Choices Chart

    Here's a rundown of complementary therapies people with cancer might use. Though it would be impossible to list them all, this chart presents some of the integrative treatments that have the best evidence behind them or are the most widely used. Remember that complementary medicine is never a replac

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  2. Complementary Medicine and Cancer

    A few years ago, if you asked your oncologist for a referral to a masseuse, she'd think you were joking. But things have changed. Nowadays, your oncologist might be prescribing the massage -- along with acupuncture, herbs and other therapies. It's a sign of a new trend: Integrative medicine is makin

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  3. Control Chemotherapy Nausea & Vomiting

    Not so long ago, crippling nausea and vomiting were routine for people undergoing chemotherapy. But thanks to new drugs and other treatments, that isn't the case anymore. "We've made great progress," says Karen Syrjala, PhD, director of biobehavioral sciences at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research C

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  4. Top Cancer News of 2008: Readers' Choice

    Celebrities facing cancer. The potential health threats caused by everyday items such moisturizers, countertops, and cell phones. These topics were among the 10 most viewed cancer news stories on WebMD for 2008.   Patrick Swayze Has Pancreatic Cancer Christina Applegate's Mastectomy: FAQ Granite Cou

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  5. Breast Cancer Clothing: Bras, Scarves, Accessories, and More

    When you're first diagnosed with breast cancer, all you can think about is "Am I going to die?" But as you begin to learn to live with your cancer diagnosis, you start to think about other things, like "What am I going to look like bald?" It may sound frivolous, but ask any breast cancer survivor an

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  6. What I Learned from Breast Cancer

    One writer reveals what it's really like to live with the disease day-to-day — and honors the woman who helped her through the darkest moments. Last October, REDBOOK asked readers to send in their stories of how breast cancer had touched their lives — whether they themselves had the disease or had w

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  7. Can You Trust Your Mammogram?

    By Fran Smith Why even smart doctors miss breast cancer - and how to make sure you're getting the best care.   No matter what you know about other diseases, breast cancer is probably the one that scares you most. It is frightening, striking nearly 182,000 women this year and plunging them into a wor

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  8. Q&A With Chandra Wilson

    It has humanized physicians for me. You want to think when you go to your doctor that they know everything, and they don’t! They have to leave that appointment, sit down at a desk, pull out books, do research, talk to colleagues -- the answers aren’t always right there. We have to be proactive in ou

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  9. Battling Thyroid Cancer

    One Monday four years ago, I discovered a lump as I was rubbing my neck at work, an old habit of mine. By the next Monday, I was at my primary care doctor’s office; by Wednesday I had seen a surgeon. I was 51 years old. Within two weeks, I had the lump removed and learned I had cancer. A few weeks l

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  10. Colorectal Cancer: New Treatments, Improved Prognosis

    While colorectal cancer remains one of the most deadly cancers in the U.S., researchers are making steady progress against this disease. New drugs allow people with even the most advanced metastatic disease to live longer. Admittedly, there's no cure, and the improvements -- which can add several mo

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