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  • cancer symptoms
    Ioana Bonta, MD,
    10 cancer symptoms you may overlook
    Nearly one in three people in the United States will develop cancer during his or her lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. With a number that staggering, it’s difficult not to wonder whether you or a loved one will be affected by t

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  • Fatigue
    Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC,
    Tips for relieving cancer-related fatigue
    Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer and its treatment, according to the American Cancer Society, with one 2011 study estimating that 50 to 90 percent of cancer patients report feeling fatigued. Fatigued patients often describe feeling exhausted,

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  • Cancer
    CTCA,
    Busting myths: Cancer is not just one disease
    Around 400 B.C., Hippocrates theorized that cancer was a single disease that would not fully go away, in most cases, even after it was surgically removed. That’s why, for centuries after the scholar’s death, cancer often went untreated

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  • pseudoprogression
    CTCA,
    Tumor growth: Sometimes it's a good thing
    When you get sick, the lymph nodes in your neck may swell as your body amps up its production of white blood cells to fight the infection. The swelling is usually temporary, and once the threat has passed and the infection heals, the lymph nodes return

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