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  1. New Treatments for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

    Laura Colton Tepper had just endured her second round of chemotherapy for her slow-growing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), and this time, things looked good. "Everything had just melted away," Laura said. She and her husband headed to Puerto Rico, warm and far away, to celebrate and relax. But on just

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  2. Is Prostate Cancer Screening Still Necessary?

    No one likes going for that annual physical exam. For many, the anxiety increases when it includes a cancer screening. For men, that fear can go up a notch when their exam includes a PSA -- the screening for prostate cancer. While once believed to revolutionize the diagnosis of this disease, today t

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  3. Routine Maintenance for Men

    When it comes to cars, you know when to change the oil, rotate the tires, and have the front end aligned. But you may not be as diligent about caring for your body as you are about your car. The body needs routine maintenance, no matter how many miles you have on it. Some men never get that care, an

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  4. Care After Cancer Treatment

    When Don Ronan, a 40-year-old Connecticut salesman and father of three, found out that chemotherapy had put his Hodgkin's disease in remission, he was ecstatic. "The CT scan showed that it was gone from my pelvis, my stomach, my bone marrow. I was cancer-free," he says. "I didn't feel broken anymore

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  5. How to Document Your Medical History

    Once you've had cancer, it becomes a major part of your medical history. Make sure to get a copy of your cancer treatment records. That way, you can share the information with any doctors you see, now and in the future. Should a potentially cancer-related problem develop later on, the medical docume

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  6. The Breast Cancer Fight: How to Get Involved

    With October comes Halloween candy, autumn leaves, and breast cancer awareness. This year we've had some vivid reminders as to just how much a difference all our support can make in the battle against breast cancer. In April, scientists announced that the drug Herceptin cuts the risk of breast cance

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  7. The Guy's Guide to Breast Cancer

    Men looking for ways to support a wife, sister, mother, or other woman with breast cancer may want to learn from experts and other men who have been in the same position. In August 2001, Jackie Thomas was diagnosed with breast cancer and quickly had surgery and started chemotherapy. Her husband, Mic

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  8. Circle of Friends

    It's early evening in Norfolk, Va., where "Janice_78" lives. Across cyberspace, the "Pink Bus" is ready to roll -- ready for breast cancer survivors like her to hop aboard. Riders on this virtual bus are slogging their way through scans and surgeries, making the best of bald heads and insurance hass

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  9. Cancer: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

    With cancer survivor Lance Armstrong winning his seventh Tour de France, and walks, runs and other highly visible fund-raising opportunities -- often overflowing with survivors and their families -- taking place almost ubiquitously across the map, it certainly seems that doctors are finally winning,

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  10. What to Do After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This year almost 1.4 million Americans will hear the words "You've got cancer," and in that instant t

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