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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Getting a Loved One Through Breast Cancer

    When someone close to you has breast cancer, it's natural to try to do whatever you can to make her life easier. But the things you think are helpful aren't necessarily the things your loved one really wants or needs. According to a recent study in the journal Health Psychology, unwanted forms of su

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  5. How Breast Cancer Affects Fertility

    Breast cancer can be scary enough without wondering if it will also prevent you from having children. More and more American women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their childbearing years, and many want to know how the disease will affect their fertility. While there's no one-size-fits-all answe

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  6. What You Need to Know About Diet and Prostate Cancer

    In many ways, prostate cancer is to men what breast cancer is to women. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men (after lung cancer). And the older men get, the higher the frequency of the disease.

  7. Love, Intimacy, and Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer may bring challenges in love, sex, and intimacy. Read answers to common questions for women with breast cancer. This diagnosis can make or break a marriage. You'll find that you have a better marriage after breast cancer, or you'll have no marriage. Fortunately, most women find the dia

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  8. New Methods for Targeting Cancer

    In 1971, just two years after the United States had fulfilled President Kennedy's vision of putting a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth, Richard M. Nixon declared war on cancer. The "can-do" spirit that had propelled astronauts into the heavens and enabled one small step for a man wo

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  9. Advances in Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. and the second most common cancer killer. But in the last few years, researchers have made new discoveries that may dramatically improve the prognosis for people living with the disease. "This is a very exciting moment in the treatment of

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  10. Breast Cancer Treatment: Weighing the Hormonal Options

    To Kathryn Anderson, the hormonal treatment tamoxifen offered a new lease on life. A survivor of breast cancer, she had been through two surgeries, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy when her doctors put her on tamoxifen. Anderson is not alone. In the 25-plus years since tamoxifen became a mainstay

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