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  1. Prostate Cancer Questions to Ask Your Doctor -- and Yourself

    Being diagnosed with prostate cancer can be frightening. The more you learn, however, the less anxious you may feel. Your most important task after being diagnosed is to get as much information as you can about your condition. Then you and your doctor can talk over the best course of action. Because

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  2. Prostate Biopsy and the Gleason Score: What You Should Know

    A biopsy is used to detect the presence of cancer cells in the prostate and to evaluate how aggressive cancer is likely to be. Thanks to an array of biopsy techniques and new tools to interpret the results, doctors are better able to predict when cancers are slow-growing and when they’re likely to b

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  3. How to Find the Best Cancer Treatment

    If you've recently heard the words, "It's cancer," your world has probably turned upside down. You have a million fears and a million questions, and you may not be sure where to turn next. No matter what type of cancer you might have, most of these fears -- and a lot of these questions -- are univer

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  4. New Mammogram Screening Guidelines FAQ

    The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending sweeping changes in its breast cancer screening guidelines. The USPSTF, which is a group of independent health experts convened by the Department of Health and Human Services, reviewed and commissioned research to develop computer-simu

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  5. 6 Things Marcia Cross Knows About Cancer

    Marcia Cross, the actor best known for her roles on nighttime soaps Desperate Housewives and the original Melrose Place, was recently named an official celebrity ambassador for Stand Up to Cancer, the advocacy group that just awarded $74 million to five multidisciplinary research teams to get us clo

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  6. Cancer: The Hunt for a Cure

    Moderator: Michael W. Smith, MD Roundtable participants: Lewis C. Cantley, PhD (Harvard Medical School); Peter Jones, PhD (University of Southern California); Dennis J. Slamon, MD (UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center). Read more about the researchers and their teams’ work. "This is where the

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  7. Seven (Easy to Find) Foods That May Help Prevent Cancer

    A bowl full of bright green steamed broccoli. You say either "Yum!" -- or "Where's the double cheeseburger?" But you know the broccoli is good for you, especially sans melted cheese. The question is, how good? And more to the point, can it -- or any food -- help prevent disease, such as cancer? The

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  8. Actress Marcia Cross Has a New Role: Cancer Advocate

    Marcia Cross, the 47-year-old flame-haired actor famous for playing provocative, oh-so-perfect Bree on ABC's hit TV show Desperate Housewives, as well as unstable seductress Dr. Kimberly Shaw on the 1990s hit nighttime soap, Melrose Place, has added another role to her repertoire: health advocate. C

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  9. Me and the Girls: Diane Morgan

    WebMD senior writer Miranda Hitti interviewed breast cancer survivors as part of a series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The series, called “Me & the Girls,” explores the personal stories of these women after they were diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer survivor Diane Morgan, 71, lives

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  10. Me and the Girls: Tammy Joyner

    WebMD senior writer Miranda Hitti interviewed breast cancer survivors as part of a series for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The series, called “Me & the Girls,” explores the personal stories of these women after they were diagnosed with breast cancer. Breast cancer survivor Tammy Joyner, 49, lives

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