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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. New Ways to Diagnose Colon Cancer

    If you've been putting off having a colonoscopy out of fear or dread, take heart: New advances are helping make this test faster and much easier to endure. Durado Brooks, MD, director of Colorectal Cancer for the American Cancer Society, tells WebMD that "most people no longer experience any signifi

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  8. Breast Cancer Survivors: Coping with Fears of Recurrence

    Fears of breast cancer recurrence are real but can be placed in the context of the rest of your life after breast cancer. "Whenever I read about anyone dying of breast cancer, I take it personally," says Jami Bernard, a New York film critic who battled breast cancer successfully in 1996, then wrote

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  9. Chemotherapy Nausea: Questions to Ask Your Doctor

    If you're about to start chemotherapy, you might be worried about side effects. But nausea and vomiting aren't inevitable. The key is to take an active role in your care. Be open with your doctor about your concerns before and during treatment. Asking the right questions now could prevent problems l

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  10. Breast Cancer: Closer to a Cure

    This September marks the 21st annual breast cancerawareness month, so who better to ask about where we are in the war on this disease than Susan Love, MD? At the forefront of breast cancer research for almost 30 years, Love is the medical director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation in Pacific

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