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Sometimes fast-acting chemotherapy can help slow an aggressive cancer — and give the slower-acting immunotherapies a chance to work. UIG Platinum/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Old-Style Chemo Is Still A Mainstay In The Age Of Targeted Cancer Therapy

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Sixty-three percent of women who used the Paxman cooling device said they used wigs or head wraps to cover up hair loss, compared to 100 percent of women who didn't try cooling. Courtesy of Baylor College of Medicine hide caption

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Cooling Cap May Limit Chemo Hair Loss In Women With Breast Cancer

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Ovarian tissue containing hundreds of small resting eggs is prepared to be transplanted back after cancer treatment. Courtesy of Claus Yding Andersen hide caption

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Freezing Ovaries Before Cancer Treatment May Preserve Fertility

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For best quality of life, many cancer patients who can't be cured might do best to forgo chemo and focus instead on pain relief and easing sleep and mood problems, a survey of caregivers suggests. iStockphoto hide caption

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What If Chemo Doesn't Help You Live Longer Or Better?

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Anne Koller closes her eyes as an oncology nurse attaches a line for chemotherapy to a port in her chest. Koller typically spends three to six hours getting each treatment. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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Big Bills A Hidden Side Effect Of Cancer Treatment

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Chemo Can Make Food Taste Like Metal. Here's Help

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Dr. Jame Abraham used positron emission tomography, or PET, scans to understand differences in brain metabolism before and after chemotherapy. Dr. Jame Abraham hide caption

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Another Side Effect Of Chemotherapy: 'Chemo Brain'

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The number of new drug shortages each year in the U.S., from 2001 through Dec. 21, 2012. University of Utah hide caption

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How A Drug Shortage Hiked Relapse Risks For Lymphoma Patients

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The white arrows in these two tumor samples point to a subset of tumor cells that are in a resting state. Nature hide caption

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Lab Findings Support Provocative Theory On Cancer 'Enemy' Within

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