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    1. Childhood Cancer Survivors and Motherhood Chances

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who survive childhood cancer after receiving chemotherapy stand a good chance of having children, but the same doesn't appear to be as true for men, a new study finds. More than 80 percent of children with cancer

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    2. Soy and Breast Cancer: 5 Myths and Facts

      You may have heard that you shouldn’t eat soy if you are at risk for breast cancer. But then you see headlines saying that it could protect against the disease. So what’s the truth? Even for health-savvy people, telling fact from fiction can be tricky. Knowing the real deal is important, especially

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    3. Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: Advances in Treatment

      A decade ago, chemotherapy was the only drug doctors could prescribe to someone with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Not only does today’s chemotherapy work better than past versions, but there are also two new kinds of medications to treat this disease. One group of drugs changes the way certai

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    4. Generic Gleevec Will Likely Save Millions in Costs

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Using the generic form of the cancer drug Gleevec could save patients and insurers millions of dollars, a new study suggests. The patent on Gleevec expired in January. The generic version of the drug is called imatinib. T

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    5. Take Care of Yourself With Neuroendocrine Tumors

      From diet to exercise to tapping into a good support network, you can do several things to help yourself feel better when you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). A lot depends on where your tumors are and the kind of symptoms they cause. For some folks, a rash and a headache are big issues. Others mi

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    6. Types of Neuroendocrine Tumors and Their Symptoms

      When you have neuroendocrine tumors (NETs), you can get a lot of different symptoms, from shortness of breath to headaches to cramps in your belly. Why the variety? It's all about location. Your tumors can show up in lots of places, and where they're growing makes a big difference to how you feel. T

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    7. Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs): Treatment Options

      Getting the right treatment for your neuroendocrine tumor (NET) starts with a little fact-finding. The most important thing you need to figure out is where the disease started and if it's spread to a new spot. If your tumor is small and is growing slowly, you may not need treatment. If you have to t

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    8. Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial: What to Expect

      A clinical trial could mean a big change in the type of care you're getting now. You may get a cutting-edge treatment that few people have had before.  Before you join, learn about how it works and what it will be like for you. It's a study that gives researchers a chance to show that a treatment wo

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    9. Lab and Imaging Tests for Neuroendocrine Tumors

      Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) look and act differently than a lot of other tumors, which can make them harder to spot. Your doctor may ask you to take several different tests that can help him make a diagnosis. "Many of the NETs are what we call low-grade tumors, which means they're very slow growing

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    10. Drug Duo May Rapidly Shrink Breast Tumors in Some

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A two-drug combo quickly shrinks certain breast cancer tumors before surgery or chemotherapy in some women, British researchers report. The specific breast cancer is called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HE

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