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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Fixing What Ails You ... With Food

    Pop a cold pill or sip a cup of mom's chicken soup? You may have scoffed all these years at that old-fashioned remedy, but research is now showing that mom may just have known best after all. Chicken soup's just one "food fix" that may be just what the doctor ordered. Take a look... The suspected be

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  7. You've Survived Cancer: Now What?

    Although public health experts like to point out that overall rates of death from cancer have not budged, some cancers are a lot more survivable than others. More than ever, a diagnosis of cancer today isn't necessarily the death sentence it may have been a 20 years ago. "For some adult cancers, the

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  8. Eating to Fight Cancer

    You already know that not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and drinking alcohol in moderation are keys to avoiding cancer. But what if you want to take cancer prevention one step further? What else can you do? Simple, say the experts -- eat right. Though factors outside our control, such as ge

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  9. The Guy's Guide to Breast Cancer

    In August 2001, Jackie Thomas was diagnosed with breast cancer and quickly had surgery and started chemotherapy. Her husband, Michael, a Lutheran minister with a background as a chaplain at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha found that his experience counseling others through illness

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  10. Cutting-Edge Breast Cancer Therapy

    There's no doubt that breast cancer treatment has made great strides in recent years. A diagnosis of breast cancer is no longer a death sentence, and the treatment is no longer more painful than the disease. Today, women with breast cancer live longer -- and better -- than ever before. Many are comp

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