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Latest by Michael Hunter, M.D.

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Treatment

Stay Organized with Metastatic Breast Cancer

After a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, keeping your life organized can help. Here are tips for handling your medical paperwork.

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Diagnosis

Are You A Cancer Previvor?

Are you someone who hasn't had a cancer diagnosis but might some day? If so, here are words and helpful tips to understand life as a previvor.

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Living With

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

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Mammogram

Is Your Breast Tissue Actually Dense? It May Depends on the Test Used, Your Race, and Your Weight

Women who undergo 3-D or synthetic mammography are less likely than those who have standard digital mammograms to be identified as having higher breast density.

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Lifestyle

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

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Lifestyle

10 Things You Can Do Today to Cut Colon Cancer Risk

Living your best life—eating fresh foods, staying active, and showing your body some TLC—could slash your risk for colon cancer, finds research.

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Risk Factors

8 Things Guys Don't Know About Male Breast Cancer

It's a potent killer—one you shouldn't dismiss just because you're a dude.

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Myths

10 Breast Cancer Myths You Need to Stop Believing

Knowledge is power—unless you’re falling for these common misconceptions.

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Living With

What You Need to Know About Exercising After Bladder Cancer Treatment

Research shows that patients who complete exercise programs after surgery for bladder cancer enjoy better outcomes than those who don’t. So what exercises can you do? A physical therapist, oncologist, and urologist give suggestions.

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Orgasm

Real Talk About Sex After Kidney Cancer

Think your sex life has a shelf life courtesy of kidney cancer? Think again. Here’s what to know before getting back down to business.