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    1. What to Do After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

      Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This year almost 1.4 million Americans will hear the words "You've got cancer," and in that instant t

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    2. What to Do After a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

      Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This year almost 1.4 million Americans will hear the words "You've got cancer," and in that instant t

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    3. Becoming a Proactive Cancer Patient

      Approximately one out of every two American men and one out of every three American women will have some type of cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. This year almost 1.4 million Americans will hear the words "You've got cancer," and in that instant t

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    4. Embracing Life After Colon Cancer

      Eight days after my 16th birthday, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I knew something was wrong in the summer of 1987 when I found blood in my underwear. My mother later discovered it when she was doing laundry. She drove to my school and took me straight to the doctor. The doctor sent us to the ho

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    5. Thanks, Doc

      Eight days after my 16th birthday, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I knew something was wrong in the summer of 1987 when I found blood in my underwear. My mother later discovered when she was doing laundry. She drove to my school and took me straight to the doctor. The doctor sent us to the hospi

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    6. Breast Cancer Survivors: Managing Treatment Side Effects

      For many women diagnosed with breast cancer, the disease doesn't make them feel ill. It's the treatment -- surgery, radiation, and, most of all, chemotherapy. Coping with side effects that range from nausea and fatigue to mouth sores and premature menopause can make four, six, or eight months of tre

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    7. Clinical Trials for Breast Cancer

      Only about 3% of women with breast cancer take part in clinical trials, according to Y-ME, the national breast cancer organization. This low level of clinical research participation may be stalling treatment progress. The fewer women who join clinical trials, the longer it takes to get data about wh

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    8. When Breast Cancer Comes Back

      It can happen a year after you finish treatment for breast cancer, or five, 10, even 20 years later. You find another lump, or a shadow appears on one of the mammograms you're having much more often now. Is the cancer back? Every woman who's had breast cancer knows that recurrence is possible. Some

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    9. Questions to Ask About Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer

      Hormone therapy can make a big difference for men with recurrent or metastatic prostate cancer. But it isn't a cure. Its effects are limited and the side effects can be difficult to cope with. Deciding on a therapy -- which drugs, alone or in combination, and what dosing schedule -- can be difficult

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    10. Hormone Treatment Fights Prostate Cancer

      Hormone therapy for prostate cancer has come a long way in the past few decades. Not so long ago, the only hormonal treatment for this disease was drastic: an orchiectomy, the surgical removal of the testicles. Now we have a number of medications -- available as pills, injections, and implants -- th

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