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I Spotted My Own Cancer in the Mirror—and It Saved My Life

It's not every day that a cancer doctor spots her own cancer in the mirror—but that's exactly what happened to Erin Kobetz in 2004. Read on to find out how her thyroid cancer diagnosis changed her life in ways she couldn't have predicted, for the better

Colorectal Cancer: 4 Signs You May Need Early Screening

Screening for colorectal cancer, which includes both colon or rectal cancer, is recommended at ages 45 to 50. However, you...


I Was Diagnosed with an Aggressive Blood Cancer During My Honeymoon

The newlyweds' trip of a lifetime turned into a fight for his life, almost 7,000 miles...


My “Heartburn” Turned Out to Be Cancer

Joe Moore suffered from acid reflux and heartburn for almost 40 years before being diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer....


8 Ways You Can Prevent Colon Cancer

Lower your risk for colorectal cancer with these colon cancer prevention tips, from getting screened to eating a healthy diet...

I Was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer at Age 30

After frequent bouts of painful diarrhea, constipation, and other symptoms, this man was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.


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How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear?

Pap smears can save lives. Find out what a Pap smear is and what it tests for, as well as...

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What Lymphatic Drainage Massage Can and Can’t Do for Your Body

Lymphatic drainage massages can help move fluid from the body's tissues back into the bloodstream. Here's how they work and...


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At-Home Colon Cancer Tests: What Do Doctors Think?

At-home colon cancer tests are gaining popularity, but their accuracy in detecting cancers and polyps can vary.


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I Was Diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer at Age 34

After feeling "off" for nearly a year before a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis, this mother of two shares her...


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What to Know About Lynch Syndrome

This genetic condition raises your risk for a variety of cancers, including colorectal cancer. Here are the risk factors...

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What to Know About Rectal Cancer Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

Regular cancer screenings and lifestyle changes can help prevent rectal cancer. Here are the rectal cancer symptoms to look for,...


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I Was Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Age 34

Before a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, a young mother dismissed early symptoms, like fatigue. Here's how she...


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5 Signs of Colon Cancer Every Woman Should Know

Colon cancer symptoms in women are similar to those in men, but they can be confused with gynecological issues,...


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What to Know About Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Here's what to know about colon cancer symptoms and treatment, as well as how to prevent colorectal cancer with...


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These Are the 4 Colon Cancer Stages

Colorectal cancer is treatable, and the treatment depends on the stage and type of cancer. Here are the colon...

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: 8 Things to Know About This Common Blood Cancer

Almost every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. And in 2020 alone, around 21,000 Americans...


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Can Wildfires Increase Your Risk of Lung Cancer?

Millions of people around the world have to breathe air contaminated with wildfire smoke. Here's how it affects your body...


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Breast Cancer: What Doctors Want You to Know About Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Learn the basics about breast cancer prevention, symptoms, treatment, and care.


He Was a First Responder on 9/11—Why He’s Telling His Story Now

Tom Frey spent years recovering victims of the 9/11 attacks. His time working to bring families answers resulted in his...


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Finally: Good News About Prostate Cancer that Could Save Your Life

Thanks to a much better understanding of this common cancer, men are much more likely to survive prostate cancer—especially...


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This Man Was Dying of Cancer—Till a New Test Showed Doctors Exactly How to Treat It

Keith Taggart never dreamed the tiny lump in his cheek was terminal cancer. Five years ago he was given three...


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The 10 Most Common Types of Cancer in the United States

Early detection and game-changing new treatments are making headway against the 10 most common types of cancer in the United...


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11 Women You Didn’t Know Overcame Ovarian Cancer

Learn more about the women who beat the odds and overcame this disease referred to by many in the medical...

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16 Things Doctors Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer Genetic Testing

The first breast cancer gene was identified in 1994, and doctors have found many more since. Here's what else you...


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One Woman’s Unbearable Leg Pain Turned Out to Be Cancer

As a professional athlete, Jamie Whitmore was used to suffering—but the pain in her leg was excruciating. She never imagined...


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What Chemotherapy Is Really Like, According to Cancer Survivors

This cancer treatment is used in countless cases, but what's it really like to get chemotherapy? Survivors reveal the truth.


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This Woman’s “Asthma Symptoms” Turned Out to Be Stage 4 Lung Cancer

For four years, doctors told Lori Morris she had asthma; all the while, lung cancer slowly spread throughout her...


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This Is Why Pancreatic Cancer Is So Hard to Treat

Pancreatic cancer is difficult to treat largely because the early signs are vague, the cancer is highly aggressive, and...


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How a Routine Eye Exam Revealed This Boy’s Brain Tumor

When her then six-year-old son, Walker, was diagnosed with a brain tumor during a routine eye exam, New York City...