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  1. Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

    Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can be hard on your body. Fortunately, making healthy food choices can help you feel better and speed your recovery. "When you're being treated for cancer, it's important to avoid extreme diets that may leave you short on key nutrients," says Vero

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  2. The Risks of Cancer Screening

    Routine cancer screening can save lives. It can also cause serious harm. This is the "double-edged sword" of cancer screening, says Otis Webb Brawley, MD, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society. "Many of these cancers we treat and cure never needed to be treated and cured," Brawley say

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  3. Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

    The outlook for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has never been brighter. Doctors now have a variety of ways to treat prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, and drugs that slow the growth of cancer cells. Both the safety and effectiveness of prostate cancer treatments has been steadily imp

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  4. Healthy Eating When You're Sick

    Eating healthy meals isn't easy when you don't feel well, especially if you have a serious or chronic illness. You may be too tired to prepare food for yourself. Medicines may make food taste strange or unpleasant. Mouth sores or swallowing problems can make eating difficult. Or nausea, which is a c

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  5. Cancer and Nutrition: Can Food Save Your Life?

    It may seem like you're always reading about foods that can help protect you from cancer. But what if you already have cancer? Can any foods help you then? Everyone likely benefits from eating plant-based foods. To add more fruits and vegetables to your diet: Choose meatless meals, such as vegetaria

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  6. Overcoming Cancer-Related Fatigue

    When you have cancer, you're tired. Fatigue may be a symptom of the cancer or a side effect of treatment, such as chemotherapy or radiation. The stress of living with cancer can also leave you exhausted. "Fortunately, there's a lot that cancer patients can do to overcome fatigue," says Carmelita P.

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  7. Living With Cancer

    Nearly 14 million people in the United States have survived cancer, a number that has quadrupled in the past several decades and is expected to reach 18 million by 2022, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). What's more, 15% of today's cancer survivors were first diagnosed 20 years ago or

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  8. Do Omega-3s and Antioxidants Fight Cancer?

    Keep eating fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Two superstar heart disease protectors in these foods may also help fight cancer. Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids may be more powerful than we knew. Found in fatty fish and certain nuts and seeds, omega-3 fatty acids help protect your heart. Studi

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  9. What to Expect From a Stem Cell Transplant

    Stem cell transplants have become important weapons in the fight against certain blood cancers, such as multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, and leukemia. A stem cell transplant may help you live longer. In some cases, it can even cure blood cancers. About 50,000 transplantati

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  10. Types of Stem Cell Transplants

    There are two basic types of stem cell transplants and several good sources for these cells. You and your doctor will decide together on the best choice for you. The main types are: This type of transplant uses your own stem cells. Most transplants for multiple myeloma and relapsed non-Hodgkin's or

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