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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Would You Bare Your Body To Fight Skin Cancer?

      WOULD YOU BARE YOUR BODY TO FIGHT SKIN CANCER? We did! That's us-the staff of Marie Claire-in Times Square, wearing next to nothing to raise awareness for a cause that concerns...you! Skin cancer is the second-most common cancer in women ages 20 to 29. One in five Americans will develop it in their

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    7. Reality T.V. Star Becomes Melanoma Patient

      On The Real Housewives of Orange County, you faced a serious health threat. What happened? My doctor found a malignant mole -- a shallow melanoma in early stages -- on my thigh, a few inches above my knee. I've faced skin cancer before, but I never intended to share this "reality" on the show. Now,

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    8. Top Cancer-Fighting Foods

      As researchers continue to wage war against cancer , many have begun to focus on what could be the most promising ammunition to date: diet. "The easiest, least-expensive way to reduce your risk for cancer is just by eating a healthy diet," says Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon, PhD, MPH, RD, a researcher

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    9. Surviving Testicular Cancer

      2005 was an eye-opening year for me. Work was rewarding, I'd been in the Andes and climbed above 14,000 feet for the first time, and life was rolling along smoothly. Then, around July Fourth, I was landscaping my house when I noticed a severe pain and swelling in my right testicle. I was no better a

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    10. Lung Cancer: Cutting-Edge Treatments

      Recent advances in diagnostics and therapy are raising survival rates of those diagnosed with lung cancer, with more exciting developments on the horizon. One such recent advance involves giving chemotherapy after the surgical removal of a tumor. "Two years ago, we didn't recommend the therapy becau

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