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