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7 Ways to De-stress When You Have Cancer

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A serious illness such as cancer exerts an unfamiliar kind of stress for which most of us are not prepared. Know that there is help and relief for some of the tension and feelings you are experiencing.

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5 Things You Should Do Before Cancer Treatment

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If you have cancer, you can take steps to prepare yourself for treatment and help manage the process. Seek out the right sources of information, rely on available support and remember — you’re the boss.

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If You Are a Cancer Survivor, This Is a Must Read

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It's a hard reality: One-fourth of people who survive some common cancers go on to develop a brain tumor. But if cancer survivors know these nine symptoms, they can allow for early detection and better treatment.

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Doctors Use Hot Water Bags to Treat Cancer

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It’s a low-tech but powerful tool in the fight against some cancers. Hyperthermia delivers targeted heat to fight stubborn cancer cells and protect healthy cells. It's often used in conjunction with radiation.

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How Letters Bind Doctors to Their Patients

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When he entered the exam room to see his first patient of the day, Mikkael Sekeres, MD, finds a doctor from another department sitting in his chair, typing away at the computer on his tiny desk. Read more in an excerpt of his New York Times essay, "Letters to the Doctor."

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How You Can Help a Spouse With Cancer

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You may feel completely unprepared to help your spouse or partner. Know that you are in a position to make an enormous impact on your spouse’s experience of treatment and recovery.

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You Have the Power to Stop Colon Cancer (Infographic)

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Nearly 144,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year. That’s 1 out of 19 people in the United States. But the good news is that colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Find out how to reduce your risk.

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Fibroids and You: 4 Biggest Myths Busted

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About half of all women have uterine fibroids, but most don’t have any problems. Still, fibroid fallacies abound — from the belief that they are cancerous to the assumption that a hysterectomy is needed. Find the facts.

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How You Can Stop Colon Cancer (Infographic)

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Of any cancer, colon cancer may be the most preventable. Doctors say that all colon cancer begins with a non-cancerous polyp -- a polyp that can be removed during a colonoscopy. Find out what you can do to stop colon cancer.

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Can Disrupted Sleep Make Your Cancer Worse?

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We know disturbed sleep can result in lowered alertness the next day. While a recent study suggests serious repercussions for cancer patients, its value may lie in providing a basis for more research.