Former Good Morning America Host Joan Lunden
Takes on Breast Cancer as the Opportunity of a Lifetime

In 1980, aspiring news anchor Joan Lunden broke into the media spotlight by landing a job co-hosting ABC’s Good Morning America. Over the course of her nearly two-decade run on the show, Joan se­cured her position as one of most popular and respected media personalities in the business.

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Joan Lunden

“People say that nobody goes through breast cancer and comes out the same person. And they’re absolutely right.”

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Facing Prostate Cancer Treatment?
Here are some things to keep in mind as you consider your options.

For most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, the cancer is found while it is still at an early stage. These men often have several treatment options to consider.

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Steps toward Rebuilding a Positive Sense of Self after Cancer

In an ideal world, after your last cancer treatment your doctor would offer an infusion of self-esteem, a magic potion to plug the holes in your self-image left behind from your journey through Cancerville and replenish your reserves of self-confidence. Unfortunately, it isn’t that easy. If cancer has left your self-esteem in shambles, the task of reclaiming a healthy sense of self will be a unique chal­lenge – but it’s definitely a doable one.

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Your Guide to Lung Cancer Treatment

There are four basic ways to treat lung cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Your treatment will depend on several factors, including the type and stage of your cancer, pos­sible side effects, and your preferences and overall health. In addition to these standard therapy options, you may also consider taking part in a clinical trial.

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Sex & Men with Cancer

Sexual dysfunction is common in male cancer survivors. The range of sexual issues cancer and its treatment can cause includes erectile dysfunction, decreased libido (sexual desire), and changes in the way a man experiences ejaculation and orgasms. It’s important to discuss with your doc­tor the potential side effects associated with your treatment so you’ll be better prepared to manage any sexual issues that arise.

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Chemo Brain
What It Is and What You Can Do about It

Over the past several years, the medical community has become increasingly aware of a phenom­enon that cancer survivors have long experienced – chemo brain. Yes, recent research shows that cancer-related “brain fog” is real, and it can have a significant impact on quality of life.

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Against All Odds
How a Brief Encounter in a Baby Store Changed My Perspective

by Stacey Polak

In 1998, I received chemotherapy while I was preg­nant. Diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the end of my first trimester, the prognosis wasn’t great, and the unknowns were terrifying. I was sick from both the pregnancy and the chemo. Weak and exhausted, I rarely left the house. The odds weren’t in my favor, yet by my third cycle of chemo, my tumor was shrinking.

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