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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs Launches Melanoma T-Shirt Campaign

      Victoria Beckham did it. So did Heidi Klum, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes, and Rufus Wainwright. To help raise money for skin cancer, these A-listers let themselves be photographed, naked, for fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ “Protect the Skin You’re In” melanoma naked T-shirt campaign. The celeb photos a

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    8. 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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    9. Sofia Vergara: Thriving After Cancer

      You may not yet have heard of Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, but with star turns in ABC's legal drama Dirty Sexy Money and in the upcoming flick Meet the Browns, co-starring Tyler Perry -- following her breakout roles in the movies Chasing Papi (2003) and Four Brothers (2005) -- she will be on you

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    10. Winning the Race Against Cancer

      I had ignored the soft mass of tissue on the back of my knee for more than two years. Sometimes I would lie in bed with my knee bent, and my leg would fall asleep below the knee. But I convinced myself it was just excess fat and nothing to worry about. Instead, I decided to lose weight. I started wa

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