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Curing cancer isn't always the goal. Sometimes you just want it to be a manageable chronic disease

If you can’t beat ’em, manage ’em.Millions of patients live by that rule every day — patients with chronic conditions that can’t be cured but can be kept under control with the right combination of medication, diet and lifestyle choices.High blood pressure can be treated this way. So can diabetes. And increasingly, the same is true for cancer.Sometimes patients and their doctors can manage cancer so successfully that it may seem to go away. Unfortunately, it doesn’t. And it could still go rogue at any time. But in the meantime, treating cancer like a chronic illness can often reduce both the financial cost and the physical risks of intensive treatment. Consider prostate cancer. Traditionally, the rec ...