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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Questions to Ask: Stem Cell Transplants for Blood Cancers

    Stem cell transplants offer unique possibilities for treating multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and other disorders. You and your doctor will decide if a stem cell transplant is right for your particular type and stage of cancer. Here are 12 important questions yo

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  6. 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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  7. Complications of Stem Cell Transplants

    Having a stem-cell transplant is a major challenge for your body. As you recover in the first weeks and months, you are likely to feel fatigued and weak. Certain side effects, like flu-like symptoms, nausea, and a changed sense of taste, are common. Try to be patient: You're building a brand-new imm

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  8. 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 approximat

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  9. 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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  10. 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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