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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. The Latest in Breast Cancer Detection

      There is more hope for better diagnosing breast cancer thanks to new technologies. Advances in screening technologies -- including digital mammograms -- combined with a better understanding of who is at highest risk means doctors are able to find cancers earlier -- and prevent more women from dying.

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    5. The Breast Cancer Club

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

    6. 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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    7. 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 -- an

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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