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    1. New Discoveries About Advanced Breast Cancer

      You’ll want to keep up with the latest findings on advanced breast cancer. Scientists are working toward new drugs, a better understanding of the disease itself, and what helps while you go through treatment. The FDA recently expanded its approval for palbociclib (Ibrance), a drug that targets a pro

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    2. When Breast Cancer Spreads

      If your cancer spreads beyond your breast and the nearby lymph nodes, it's considered advanced, or metastatic. The most common places it spreads to are the lymph nodes, liver, lungs, bones, and brain. Even if it isn't curable, there are treatments that can help manage your cancer. "The majority of w

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    3. How to Choose the Right Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Multiple myeloma isn’t curable, but there are plenty of treatments for it. This gives people with the disease and their doctors a lot of optimism, but also important decisions to make. “It has perhaps the highest variety of available treatments,” says Parameswaran Hari, MD, professor of medicine at

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    4. Side Effects of Multiple Myeloma Treatment

      Bob Dickey was determined not to let the side effects of cancer treatment -- namely, nausea -- get in the way of his routine. Dickey, a freight broker who lives in Menifee, CA, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2010, after he fell to the floor during an otherwise regular workout at the gym. His

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    5. Screening Tests for Prostate Cancer

      In recent years, official guidelines have shifted away from routine screening tests for this disease. But some health experts say that each man -- with advice from his doctor -- should answer the question for himself. In 2012, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against blood tests t

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    6. How to Manage Side Effects

      Faced with choices to treat his prostate cancer, Tim Henson chose radiation and injecting a drug that lowers his testosterone, the hormone that feeds his tumor, to almost zero. Three months into his treatment, “I’m thinking dealing with hormone therapy is going to be the worst part of it,” says Hens

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    7. Advancements in Cancer Treatment

      Recent advancements have changed how cancer is treated from person to person. Here are some of the big leaps forward. Researchers have found a particular cancer in one patient doesn’t always behave the same way in another patient -- even if both diseases are at the same stage and in the same organ.

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    8. Advances in Cancer Research

      Cancer has likely been around as long as humans have. But over the years, our ability to screen for the disease and treat it has improved greatly. Of the people who get cancer, more of them are living longer and being cured. Exciting new advances are paving the way to better treatments and possibly

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    9. Advances in Cancer Prevention and Screening

      As researchers discover new and better ways to target cancer, more people who get the disease are living longer and being cured. Still, the goal is not just to treat cancer, but to stop it before it starts, or at least spot it before it spreads. Scientists are making great strides in those areas. Th

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    10. Advanced Prostate Cancer: Research Update

      From treatment vaccines to changes in the medicines you're taking right now, scientists are working to find new treatments for prostate cancer. They build on the "complete revolution in the treatment of advanced prostate cancer" in recent years, says Gary M. Kirsh, MD. He's the president of the Larg

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