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2008-10-13 06:00:18

By Liz Szabo Barbara Bradfield has lived to see dramatic changes in breast cancer. When she was diagnosed in 1989, Bradfield's tumor -- which produced an overabundance of a protein called HER2 -- was considered especially deadly.

2008-10-01 18:00:10

By JEFF BRUMLEY PART 4OTHER OPTIONS Fighting breast cancer - or any cancer, for that matter - is about employing the best weapons modern medicine has to offer.

2008-09-15 21:00:09

By Eric Eyre For years, cancer patients have complained about the memory loss and attention problems they experience while undergoing chemotherapy.

2008-07-27 15:00:14

By Allison Kennedy, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Ga. Jul.

2008-07-06 18:00:07

By George Sanchez, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 6--Cancer blog Following my diagnosis, I began a blog with Paul Contreras, an old friend who also is a young cancer survivor. Here are some excerpts. To read the full blog, go to http://mycancerchronicles.blogspot.com. Tuesday, Aug.

2008-06-21 15:00:00

By Mike Fletcher, Kokomo Tribune, Ind. Jun. 21--As a nurse, Sherri Parish knew what cancer can do to a person. She saw the sickness, the loss of hair and the agony on the faces of cancer patients. But until she lived through it herself, she didn't fully realize the consequences.

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2007-07-23 13:45:00

More breast cancer patients are being offered chemotherapy before surgery instead of afterward - amid much debate about how to do it right and when it's a good option.

2006-08-30 11:51:21

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Unlike cranial radiation, chemotherapy for children with a certain type of leukemia does not appear to have harmful long-term effects on intelligence, even at high doses, a new study shows.

2006-08-16 07:05:00

By Lisa Richwine WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chemotherapy drugs may cause more serious side effects for breast cancer patients under age 64 than once thought, a U.S. study released on Tuesday said.

2005-12-01 12:36:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women receiving chemotherapy for breast cancer suffer a worse quality of life than healthy women, as well as troublesome symptoms such as fatigue, but these problems -- and their quality of life -- gradually improve, a new study shows.


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