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  1. 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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  2. 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 world

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Teflon Pans and Cancer: Is There a Link?

    Q: I've heard that using Teflon nonstick pans for cooking can cause cancer. Is that true? A: Tremendous confusion exists on this topic, but we're happy to report this belief is FALSE. According to the findings of a 2006 Environmental Protection Agency scientific advisory panel, the primary chemical

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  7. 12 Ways to Protect Your Skin and Prevent Skin Cancer

    By Leslie Pepper How coffee protects you, and 11 other surprising ways to stop the most common cancer 1. All doctors are not created equal: When researchers from Emory University School of Medicine looked at the records of more than 2,000 melanoma patients, they found that those whose growths had be

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  8. The Faces of Brain Cancer

    When doctors announced that Sen. Edward Kennedy had a kind of brain cancer called malignant glioma, many people hearing the news had probably never heard of the cancer. For some, however, the diagnosis was painfully familiar. WebMD talked to three survivors of brain cancer similar to that affecting

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  9. Cancer Support: Tips for Family and Friends

    Medical expertise is a key part of your cancer treatment. But it won’t be enough. To get through this, you’ll also need to build a cancer support team at home with your family and friends. Having good cancer support at home is crucial. “A cancer diagnosis adds an enormous amount of stress to a perso

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  10. Actor Evan Handler on Life After Cancer

    There have been times when it felt like I went back to being the same person. I didn't turn to God and become born again. I didn't retreat from big city life or remain vegetarian or macrobiotic. Other times I think I have been completely shaped by those experiences. I think my life has become about

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