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  1. A Cancer Diagnosis: What to Do Next?

    "Cancer" may be the most frightening word in medicine. Life changes suddenly and profoundly after a cancer diagnosis. Initial shock gives way to a realization of the tremendous physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges that lie ahead. Beyond the emotional turmoil that accompanies a cancer diagno

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  2. Life After a Brain Tumor: One Man's Story

    During the fall of 1995, I had just turned 40 and was at the top of my legal profession. But I suddenly found myself getting totally exhausted each weekend. I was of no use to my wife, Ellie, or my kids. One morning while using the treadmill, I saw stars. I drove myself to the emergency room; the do

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  3. Testicular Cancer: Self-Exams at Home

    Testicular cancer makes headlines because it strikes young men in the prime of life. Thanks to modern treatments, most men survive testicular cancer. World-class cyclist Lance Armstrong not only survived testicular cancer -- he went on to win the Tour de France seven times! The biggest key to beatin

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  4. Exercise for Cancer Patients: Fitness After Treatment

    Surviving cancer and making it through cancer treatment are major accomplishments. Most, if not all, survivors find a new priority in life: keeping cancer from returning. The latest research suggests that exercise for cancer patients may help. If you've made it through the rough road of cancer diagn

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  5. Esophageal Cancer On the Rise

    The past 25 years have seen the rates of some cancers fall, thanks to better prevention efforts. During the same period, though, the frequency of some esophageal cancers rose dramatically. The cause of this increase remains a mystery, although important risk factors have been identified. Understandi

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  6. Is There a Prostate Cancer Diet?

    Scientists don't yet know how to prevent prostate cancer through diet. This article is about nutritional research on prostate cancer.

  7. Nutrition for Strength When You're Not Well

    We've all heard the old adage "you are what you eat" -- and it's never as true as when you are feeling under the weather. During these times, what you eat and when you eat it can preserve strength, boost immunity, and help you feel better -- quicker. But for people battling arthritis, cancer, depres

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  8. Common Chemicals: Breast Cancer Link?

    Pesticides. Plastics. Cosmetics. Deodorants. Cookware. Stain-resistant furniture. Computers. What do all these seemingly unrelated items have in common? At one time or another, all have been suspected of increasing the risk of breast cancer. The important point to recognize is that most researchers

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  9. New Ways to Treat Breast Cancer

    In the not so distant past, a diagnosis of breast cancer frequently yielded a standard prescription: tumor removal via mastectomy or sometimes lumpectomy, usually followed by radiation and sometimes chemotherapy. While the approach clearly worked for some women, it didn't work for all -- leaving doc

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  10. Celebrity Breast Cancer Fund-Raising

    When the powers-that-be at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston heard that singer Sheryl Crow, a nine-time Grammy Award winner, was headed their way to do a concert in Fenway Park last July, they called her to ask a favor. Would she mind stopping by to talk to patients? The 44-year-old singer, who

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