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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. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 8 Ways to Help Your Doctor Make the Right Diagnosis

      When you feel sick, achy, or exhausted, you want to know why. You want to know now. But it's not always easy to find the right diagnosis, especially when your symptoms are vague or common. And unfortunately, some of the time the experts come up with a misdiagnosis. Nobody knows the exact number of c

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