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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Your Best Breast Cancer Screening Today

    Mammograms, breast self exams, and clinical breast exams may not be new in the breast cancer screening landscape, but there have been recent confirmations or changes in policies regarding each test. Many national health groups decided to review the largest, most significant studies on breast cancer

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  9. Cancer Prevention: What Works?

    Cancer has surpassed heart disease to become the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. in people under age 85. No wonder more people than ever are turning their attention to cancer prevention strategies that might protect them from becoming a statistic. But the question lingers, which approaches really w

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  10. Sex After Prostate Cancer: Two Men's Questions

    Our experienced medical journalist Jeanie Lerche Davis took your questions about prostate problems and sexual issues to specialists. Here's what she found out. Question: When, if ever, is something going to be done for the unfortunates like me who suffer from impotence and incontinence after prostat

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