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  1. 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.

  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Breast Cancer Research: Milestones

    For every milestone in breast cancer research, there are countless men and women to thank. Through their creativity and dogged determination, women have hope in preventing, living with, even curing breast cancer. Here are just a few of these courageous researchers, who bucked traditional thinking an

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  7. New Approaches to Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

    The news just keeps getting better for women with breast cancer -- whether they're in the early or late stages of the disease. While there hasn't been one particular breakthrough responsible for the change, Georgiana Ellis, MD, a professor of oncology at the University of Washington, Seattle, tells

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  8. 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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  9. Breast Cancer: Answers to Your Questions

    We all ask this question, even if only in our minds. The difficult truth, of course, is that no one can give you a guarantee -- not your surgeon, not your oncologist. But you have far better odds than you may think. Most women with breast cancer in the U.S. survive more than five years, the yardstic

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  10. Breast Cancer: Diet Tips

    There are many good anti-nausea drugs today, so not every woman has a severe problem. Still, even mild or moderate nausea is enough to ruin your diet! Between the treatment and the stress, many of us turn to comfort foods that settle the stomach: mashed potatoes, crackers. But there are healthier al

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