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    1. Get Support for Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

      Pat Elliott, who's had chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) since 2009, knows more than a little about how to get the right support. Since her diagnosis, she built a worldwide network -- online and in person -- of people who are living with the disease. "We share knowledge with each other and have a t

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    2. Soy and Breast Cancer: 5 Myths and Facts

      You may have heard that you shouldn’t eat soy if you are at risk for breast cancer. But then you see headlines saying that it could protect against the disease. So what’s the truth? Even for health-savvy people, telling fact from fiction can be tricky. Knowing the real deal is important, especially

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    3. Take Care of Yourself With Neuroendocrine Tumors

      From diet to exercise to tapping into a good support network, you can do several things to help yourself feel better when you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). A lot depends on where your tumors are and the kind of symptoms they cause. For some folks, a rash and a headache are big issues. Others mi

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    4. Types of Neuroendocrine Tumors and Their Symptoms

      When you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), you can get a lot of different symptoms, from shortness of breath to headaches to cramps in your belly. Why the variety? It's all about location. Your tumors can show up in lots of places, and where they're growing makes a big difference to how you feel. T

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    5. Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Treatment Options

      Getting the right treatment for your neuroendocrine tumor (NET) starts with a little fact-finding. The most important thing you need to figure out is where the disease started and if it's spread to a new spot. If your tumor is small and is growing slowly, you may not need treatment. If you have to t

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    6. Lab and Imaging Tests for Neuroendocrine Tumors

      Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) look and act differently than a lot of other tumors, which can make them harder to spot. Your doctor may ask you to take several different tests that can help him make a diagnosis. "Many of the NETs are what we call low-grade tumors, which means they're very slow growing

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    7. Your Treatment Options for Advanced Breast Cancer

      When you find out you have advanced breast cancer, called metastatic or stage IV cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. That's understandable. "The goals of therapy are to prolong life while at the same time maintaining a good quality of life," says Julie Gralow, MD, of the Seattle Cancer Car

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    8. Will My Breast Cancer Come Back?

      Anyone who has gone through breast cancer treatment has probably thought at some point: Is the disease gone for good? Fortunately, most breast cancers don’t return. But there are exceptions. When it comes back, or recurs, it can happen in the same breast or close by, in lymph nodes in the same gener

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    9. New Discoveries About Advanced Breast Cancer

      You’ll want to keep up with the latest findings on advanced breast cancer. Scientists are working toward new drugs, a better understanding of the disease itself, and what helps while you go through treatment. The FDA recently expanded its approval for palbociclib (Ibrance), a drug that targets a pro

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    10. How to Feel Better During Breast Cancer Treatment

      Cancer medicines are strong. Although their side effects can be intense, you've got ways to ease them. The key is to let your doctor know what problems you have, so she can recommend changes to help you. In some cases, she may be able to change your prescriptions or adjust the dose. For example, wit

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