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    1. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before.  Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wo

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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Can I Join a Clinical Trial?

      Scientists look for new ways to treat advanced breast cancer in clinical trials. These studies test new drugs to see if they are safe and if they work. They often are a way for people to try new medicine that isn't available to everyone. Your doctor can tell you if one of these trials might be a goo

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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. When Breast Cancer Spreads

      If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's considered advanced, or metastatic. 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 of w

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    8. Side Effects of Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Bob Dickey was determined not to let the side effects of cancer treatment -- namely, nausea -- get in the way of his routine. Dickey, a freight broker who lives in Menifee, CA, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010, after he fell to the floor during an otherwise regular workout at the gym. His

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    9. How to Choose the Right Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Multiple myeloma isn’t curable, but there are plenty of treatments for it. This gives people with the disease and their doctors a lot of optimism, but also important decisions to make. “It has perhaps the highest variety of available treatments,” says Parameswaran Hari, MD, professor of medicine at

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    10. Screening Tests for Prostate Cancer

      In recent years, official guidelines have shifted away from routine screening tests for this disease. But some health experts say that each man -- with advice from his doctor -- should answer the question for himself. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against blood tests t

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