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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. What You Need to Know About GIST

    Cancer is probably the one word no one wants to hear. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), a relatively rare cancer found in the digestive tract, you might be frightened, overwhelmed, and concerned about what happens next. WebMD talked to experts who shared

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  4. Your GIST Treatment Guide

    If you’ve been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), there’s good news. GIST has become a treatable disease, thanks to advances in research and treatment over the last 15 years.    The primary treatment for GIST is surgery. During surgery, the tumor is removed completely in approxi

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  5. 8 Ways to Lower Your Cancer Risk

    You’ve seen the hype-filled headlines: “The Cancer Prevention Diet!” “Slash Your Risk of Cancer in Half in Just Minutes a Day!” Is it true that you can cut your cancer risk with simple choices you make every day? Well, there’s nothing magic about cancer prevention, no “killer app” that can instantly

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  6. Sharon Osbourne Reaches Out to Colon Cancer Patients

    When you're the Queen Mum of heavy metal's royal family, everything's a bit different -- even cancer. "I had a whole team of people to take me to and from chemotherapy, to cook for me, to do everything for me," recalls Sharon Osbourne, wife of metal madman Ozzy Osbourne, of her bout with colon cance

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  7. Girl's Guide to Preventing, Avoiding, Treating, and Even Beating Cancer

    By Ashley Ross and Sophie Banay Moura Cancer: The word alone can paralyze us. Instead of protecting ourselves, we resort to magical thinking—it won't happen to me. That's a mistake. Rates of the top five cancers in women 20 to 39—in order, they are breast, thyroid, melanoma, cervical, and colorectal

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  8. Cancer: Should You See a Specialist?

    A cancer diagnosis can be scary. You want to make sure you get the best treatment possible. But how do you know who to go to? No matter what type of cancer you have -- or whether you need surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or all three – should you see a doctor who specializes in your particular type

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  9. Understanding Carcinoid Tumor

    Carcinoid tumors are a rare, slow-growing type of cancer that can be cured if caught early, but is difficult to diagnose. Most carcinoid tumors start in the gut, including the intestines, appendix, rectum, colon, stomach, and pancreas. They account for about one-third of all tumors of the small inte

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  10. Carcinoid Tumors: When Surgery Isn't an Option

    When carcinoid tumors are at a more advanced stage, surgery may not be possible. However, other treatments can help manage these neuroendocrine tumors. Although these treatments don't cure the cancer, they can help slow or stop the growth of the tumor and ease symptoms. Depending on the location of

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