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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    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. 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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    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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