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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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