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  1. When Breast Cancer Spreads

    If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's called advanced, or metastatic, cancer. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn't curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer. "The  majority

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  2. Taking Risks After a Cancer Diagnosis

    If someone you love has been diagnosed with cancer, you want to see him do everything he can to stay healthy and safe. So it can be confusing or upsetting if he does things that seem risky. But experts say unexpected behavior is a normal part of the way some people handle their diagnosis. “Facing a

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  3. 15 Cancer Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore

    Women's bodies are always changing. Sometimes changes that seem normal can be signs of cancer, though. The key is to pay attention to your body so you can notice when something's different, says Robyn Andersen, PhD, of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. "New symptoms indicate som

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  4. 15 Cancer Symptoms Men Ignore

    You eat pretty well (some days) and work out (most days). But if you’re like a lot of men, a trip to the doctor isn't on your to-do list. That can be bad if it means you brush off early signs of cancer. One of the best ways to fight the disease is to catch it in the early stages, when it’s more trea

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  5. Should You Be Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?

    Most of the more than 232,000 cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in the United States this year are not due to a faulty gene passed down through families. As with most other cancers, they happen because of genetic mutations that happen as we age. But about 15% of women with breast cancer

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  6. Are We Closer to a Cancer Cure?

    Last year, 20-year-old Milton Wright III seemed to finally have his life on track. After seemingly endless interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, he found his way. He launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and Adida

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  7. Stay Safe in the Sun After Skin Cancer

    If you've had skin cancer, you don't need to stay indoors and read a book while everyone else is out riding a bike or at a ball game. You do need to be extra careful in the sun, though. "We want to encourage a healthy lifestyle," says Lisa Chipps, MD, director of dermatologic surgery at Harbor-UCLA

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  8. Skin Cancer in People of Color

    As a person of color, you might question whether skin cancer ought to be one of your top health concerns. If you're African-American, you may not even think you can get skin cancer. But you’d be surprised. "Anyone can get skin cancer," says Lisa Chipps, MD, director of dermatologic surgery at Harbor

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  9. Feeling Sick With CML: Coping With Later Phases

    When you’re in the advanced stages of CML, you may feel sick and have a wide range of symptoms -- or none at all. Here’s what’s going on inside your body and how to feel as good as possible. You might feel ill, but not necessarily. Some people with advanced CML have fever, less appetite, or weight l

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  10. Remission During Chronic-Phase CML

    New medicines have greatly boosted quality of life for people with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). The goal of treatment is remission. How do you know if you’re there? As your blood test results improve with medications for CML, your doctor will talk to you about the different types of responses

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