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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Advanced Prostate Cancer and Your Relationship

      An advanced prostate cancer diagnosis can change a lot of things, including your relationship with your partner. But the two of you can respond in ways that could strengthen your connection. Knowledge is power. If you understand the physical and sexual side effects you could have during or after pro

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    6. 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 La

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    7. Mammogram Guidelines: FAQ

      If you're approaching the big 4-0, you're probably wondering if it's time to book your first mammogram -- or if you can put it off for another few years. It's no wonder you're confused: Conflicting guidelines from leading medical groups have made this issue murkier than ever. Some key facts can help

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    8. Colon Cancer Treatment: What You Need to Know

      When Jennifer Marrone of San Diego, CA, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at age 30, she didn't just want to know what her treatment options were. "I wanted to know how they were going to affect my life," says Marrone, who's now 35. She was pleased when her oncologist at UC San Diego Health g

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    9. Advances in Breast Cancer Detection: What’s New?

      Death rates from breast cancer have been on the decline since 1989, thanks in large part to better detection. So, when the American Cancer Society updated its screening guidelines for the disease in October 2015, many women -- and even some health care providers -- were surprised. The new recommenda

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    10. Who Gets Breast Cancer and Who Survives?

      Angela Bivins was an Atlanta-based teacher and mother of two when she got the news that changed her life forever. "I'd felt some tenderness near my left underarm," she remembers. "I asked my sister, who does mammograms for a living [a radiology technician], to do a check, and she told me to quickly

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