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    1. John McEnroe Serves Up Prostate Cancer Information

      His father's prostate cancer changed tennis legend John McEnroe, who turned 50 in February. McEnroe used to have at least one thing in common with ordinary guys: He rarely saw a doctor or gave his own health a lot of thought. That all changed five years ago, when his dad, now 74, was diagnosed with

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    2. Singer Diana Krall Fundraises for Leukemia

      Listen to Diana Krall’s new album, Quiet Nights, and you may think you’ve been transported to a hot steamy night in Brazil. And we do mean hot. “This album brings new excitement into what I’m doing,” Krall says. The chanteuse recently had a chance to debut a track from her 12th album, which hit stor

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    3. Choosing Your Cancer Treatment Hospital

      It may be one of the first things that came to mind when you were diagnosed with cancer: Is this hospital really the best choice for my cancer treatment? But how can you find the answer? You may feel helpless. How would you -- who may not know the first thing about treating this disease -- be able t

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    4. Your Cancer Support Team: Who’s on Your Side?

      If you’ve just been diagnosed with cancer, you’re probably still reeling. You may be grappling with issues that are profound -- like life and death -- and mundane -- like who will do the laundry when you’re in the hospital? But you won’t fight this alone. Of course, you’ll have your family and frien

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    5. Cancer: When Do You Need a Second Opinion, and Why?

      After you’ve been diagnosed with cancer and your doctor has outlined your treatment, you may still have a nagging doubt: what if my doctor is wrong? No matter how much you like or trust your oncologist, it’s natural to wonder if something was missed or if a new treatment is available. If you have an

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    6. Holistic Cancer Support and Care

      When you think of cancer support and treatment, you probably think of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. But there’s a lot more to fighting cancer than destroying cancer cells. During cancer treatment, you need to eat well and keep a healthy weight. You need to know where to turn with questions a

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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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 Count

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    10. 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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