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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs Launches Melanoma T-Shirt Campaign

      Victoria Beckham did it. So did Heidi Klum, Julianne Moore, Eva Mendes, and Rufus Wainwright. To help raise money for skin cancer, these A-listers let themselves be photographed, naked, for fashion designer Marc Jacobs’ “Protect the Skin You’re In” melanoma naked T-shirt campaign. The celeb photos a

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. The Breast Cancer Club

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

    9. 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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    10. 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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