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Telling the Kids You Have Metastatic Melanoma

Telling your children you have metastatic melanoma is not easy. Here are some tips, such as talking to professionals and choosing the right time and place.

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Tips for Metastatic Breast Cancer Support

Looking for treatment information, emotional support, or other help with metastatic breast cancer? Here's how to find it.

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Warning Signs of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Advanced breast cancer tends to spread to the bones, the liver, the lungs, or the brain. Can you recognize the different symptoms of metastasis for each organ?

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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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Metastatic Breast Cancer: Leaving a Legacy

Having metastatic cancer is a time to live to the fullest, continue making memories, and create a legacy for the loved ones you’ll leave behind.

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Friendships Are Forged In Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients find buddies, exchange advice, and share encouragement with a community of fellow patients in the treatment room.

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Helping a Friend With Metastatic Melanoma

Here are tips for helping out a friend diagnosed with advanced melanoma. They include focusing on your friend’s unique needs, educating yourself about the disease, and offering practical help.

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Free Rides For Metastatic Breast Cancer Care

Need to find an affordable way to get to your frequent medical appointments? A mix of national and local resources can help.

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Advanced Colon Cancer Treatment Approaches

Most metastatic colon cancer patients receive a combination of chemotherapy and a targeted therapy, which interrupts tumor cells’ growth and spread.

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Immunotherapy Promising for Kidney Cancer

New immunotherapy drugs are helping kidney cancer patients live longer, and in some cases are leading to a complete remission of the disease.