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  1. Who Gets Breast Cancer and Who Survives?

    By Hallie Levine Sklar Young Women Who Get Breast Cancer Are More Likely to Die Women who are diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40 have slightly poorer prognoses than older women: Their five-year survival rate is about 82 percent, compared with 85 percent among women ages 40 to 74, according t

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  2. The Breast Cancer Club

    When a woman receives that dreaded diagnosis, what happens if she doesn't fit with the pink-ribbon gang?

  3. Women Cancer Survivors Take Charge

    Instead of sporting bandanas and faux-looking wigs, today's crop of female cancer patients are covering their heads with black wool hats that brazenly say "F--K CANCER" or simply not covering their heads at all. These patients are bold, bright, and brash -- and they’re taking cancer by storm. In the

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  4. Breast Cancer Recurrence: What You Should Know

    Elyse Caplan remembers it well, that first conversation with her oncologist. She had just been diagnosed with stage IIB breast cancer, and they were discussing the game plan for treatment. If her oncologist mentioned "recurrence" -- the possibility that her cancer could return -- it was lost on her,

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  5. Breast Cancer's Relationship Toll

    For many women, the diagnosis of breast cancer represents not only a major physical battle, but also the ultimate emotional challenge -- one that affects every relationship in our life.  Indeed, from friendships to romance, from being a parent to being a daughter, the way you relate to everyone -- a

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  6. 6 Ways to Conquer a Scary Diagnosis

    Imagine sitting in a doctor's office and being diagnosed with cancer or some other grave illness. In this paralyzing moment, whatever was consuming your life minutes before suddenly recedes far into the background as you face completely new and seemingly terrifying territory. Though you may feel as

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  7. Women’s Cancer Q&A: Advances in Care

    How far have we come in women’s cancer? Keeping up with the latest treatment trends and studies about cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, and cervix can be daunting. New studies come out seemingly every week with hot-off-the-press -- and often contradictory -- results. Mammograms? They’re either th

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  8. Patrick Dempsey: Cancer Caregiver

    A decade before Grey’s Anatomy was even imagined, Patrick Dempsey -- the actor who catapulted to fame as “Dr. McDreamy” in the hit medical drama -- was already working on his bedside manner. No, he wasn’t preparing for a part. He had traveled back to rural Maine, where he’d been raised, to help his

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  9. How to Cope When Breast Cancer Returns

    When Elizabeth Edwards announced in March that her breast cancer had returned, her peers -- other breast cancer survivors -- expressed a range of emotions. Topping the list was empathy for Edwards, whose cancer had spread to her bones. There was also pride in her bravery: She chose to be open and ho

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  10. Winning the Prostate Cancer Battle

    Four years ago, Santa gave me the worst Christmas present I'd ever received. The day after the most joyous holiday of the year, my doctor called and delivered the news that I had prostate cancer. Because my dad had prostate cancer decades before, I had been going to a urologist since I turned 40 to

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