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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Becoming a Proactive Cancer Patient

    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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  5. Thanks, Doc

    Eight days after my 16th birthday, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I knew something was wrong in the summer of 1987 when I found blood in my underwear. My mother later discovered when she was doing laundry. She drove to my school and took me straight to the doctor. The doctor sent us to the hospi

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  6. Embracing Life After Colon Cancer

    Eight days after my 16th birthday, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I knew something was wrong in the summer of 1987 when I found blood in my underwear. My mother later discovered it when she was doing laundry. She drove to my school and took me straight to the doctor. The doctor sent us to the ho

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  7. Breast Cancer Survivors: Managing Treatment Side Effects

    For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, the disease doesn't make them feel ill. It's the treatment -- surgery, radiation, and, most of all, chemotherapy. Coping with side effects that range from nausea and fatigue to mouth sores and premature menopause can make four, six, or eight months of tre

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  8. Metastatic Breast Cancer as a Chronic Condition

    When a woman is first diagnosed with breast cancer -- any stage of breast cancer -- one of her greatest fears is "What if it's spread?" Not long ago, a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer, meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast into places like the bones, lungs, or liver, meant it w

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  9. Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer

    Only about 3% of women with breast cancer take part in clinical trials, according to Y-ME, the national breast cancer organization. This low level of clinical research participation may be stalling treatment progress. The fewer women who join clinical trials, the longer it takes to get data about wh

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  10. When Breast Cancer Comes Back

    It can happen a year after you finish treatment for breast cancer, or five, 10, even 20 years later. You find another lump, or a shadow appears on one of the mammograms you're having much more often now. Is the cancer back? Every woman who's had breast cancer knows that recurrence is possible. Some

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