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    1. Time for a Mammogram?

      Is it time to get your first or next mammogram? The question can be tricky. The American Cancer Society says women should get mammograms every year starting at age 45. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says you can hold off till you're 50 and that you need the test only every other year, while

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    2. Managing Cancer Pain from Bone Metastasis

      If you have cancer that has spread to the bone, you probably have pain. It may be right at the place where the cancer has metastasized or in areas surrounding it. It may be worse at night and when you rest, or it may be better when you rest and worse with movement. No matter how pain behaves, it is

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    3. Are We Closer to a Cancer Cure?

      Milton Wright III seemed to finally have his life on track. After what seemed like endless interruptions to his education, his football career, and his plans to join the Marines, the 20-year-old found his way. He launched a modeling career and appeared in ads for brands including Zumiez and Adidas.

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    4. Protect Yourself From a Repeat Episode of Melanoma

      Tina Miller, 46, always worshipped the sun. "I used to go to tanning salons, and planned my vacations where I could lie out on the beach," she says. But three years ago, she was diagnosed with melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. "I never thought it would happen to me." But it did -- and wil

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    5. 10 Questions With Uzo Aduba

      Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba goes the distance - at the Boston Marathon and in life. She talks with us about her training and what cancer has taught her about life. 1. In April, you ran the Boston Marathon to raise money for research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. How has cancer touched

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    6. Living Well With Metastatic Breast Cancer

      Not long ago, the main goal of treating metastatic breast cancer -- meaning the disease has spread well beyond the breast -- was to keep a woman comfortable. But a lot has changed in the past decade. Now treatment can help many women live longer, better, and disease-free for periods of time. Pamela

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    7. Robin Roberts: A Profile in Courage

      ''Aahh! ABBA!'' Robin Roberts exclaims. She takes a spin around the floor and waves her arms as the opening bars of ''Dancing Queen'' fill the air. What a difference 2 and a half years makes. That's when ABC's Good Morning America anchor was in isolation at New York City's Memorial Sloan Kettering C

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    8. Top 5 Deadliest Cancers

      Cancer care has come a long way. There are treatments for many types, and in some cases, even cures. But there’s still a long way to go. Cancer remains the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S., just behind heart disease. Do you know which cancers take the most lives, and most importantly, which ones you

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    9. Is a Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Right for You?

      There are lots of reasons you might want to think about joining a clinical trial, including a chance to try an experimental drug that can make a difference for your health now and for others in the future. "Many men want to give back," says James Gulley, MD, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute's C

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    10. 6 Things You Didn't Know About Chemo

      “Chemotherapy.” Just the word may make you remember images you’ve seen in movies or on TV. If you or someone you love needs chemo, is that what you’re headed for? Maybe, but maybe not. Yes, it will probably be hard and have side effects. But you might be surprised by some of the things people who ha

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