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  1. Questions to Ask About Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Hormone therapy can make a big difference for men with recurrent or metastatic prostate cancer. But it isn't a cure. Its effects are limited and the side effects can be difficult to cope with. Deciding on a therapy -- which drugs, alone or in combination, and what dosing schedule -- can be difficult

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  2. Hormone Treatment Fights Prostate Cancer

    Hormone therapy for prostate cancer has come a long way in the past few decades. Not so long ago, the only hormonal treatment for this disease was drastic: an orchiectomy, the surgical removal of the testicles. Now we have a number of medications -- available as pills, injections, and implants -- th

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  3. A Breast Cancer Survivor's Grief: Losing Your Doctor

    I never expected to outlive my breast cancer surgeon. But almost a year to the day after we first met, Dr. Jeanne Petrek died in the most random, ironic of accidents, hit by an ambulance as she crossed a busy New York street on her way to work at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. When I fi

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  4. 50 Years of Milestones in the Fight Against Cancer

    For every milestone in cancer research, there are countless men and women to thank. Through their creativity and dogged determination, people have hope in preventing, living with, even curing some forms of cancer. Here are just a few of the milestones in the war on cancer, and some of the researcher

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  5. Breast Cancer Survivors: Nutrition and Fitness Tips

    A bout with breast cancer is likely to leave you eager to do all you can to prevent a recurrence. You may be frustrated that there's only so much about cancer prevention you can control. But you do have control over one area of life: your diet. Eating well can help you take off any weight you may ha

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  6. Breast Cancer Survivors: Fashion Hints After Your Mastectomy

    It might sound frivolous -- who worries about fashion when she's fighting for her life? -- but part of the joy (and challenge) of surviving breast cancer is reaching the point where you're confident enough of your health again to start thinking about how you'll wear swimsuits or halter dresses. "Eve

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  7. New Treatments for Breast Cancer: Talking With Your Doctor

    Not so long ago, the doctor spoke from on high and the patient listened. Today, doctors and patients work best when they are partners, most of all when life-threatening, chronic illnesses such as breast cancer are involved. Patients often become experts in their own disease and should feel comfortab

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  8. Assessing New Treatments for Breast Cancer

    Looking for the latest on breast cancer treatments? Be ready for a flood of data. News about breast cancer treatments makes headlines. So if you search for "breast cancer drug" in the news section of Google alone, you'll get more than 1,000 results -- and these are just news articles posted within t

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  9. New Treatments for Breast Cancer

    While some promising new treatments for breast cancer are years away from regular treatment regimens, others are on the market or just around the corner. Still on the horizon for treating breast cancer are anti-angiogenesis drugs. They block the formation of new blood vessels that feed tumors and he

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  10. Breast Cancer Survivors: Life After the Treatments End

    Life after breast cancer means returning to some familiar things and also making some new choices. The song says "It ain't over 'til it's over," but when you've had breast cancer, you discover that it's not even over when it's over. After a marathon of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment that may

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