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“Here’s How I Knew I Had Colon Cancer”: One Survivor’s Story After a Single,...

Colon cancer symptoms often don't exist. An active woman shares how repeated nudges from a loved one led to her diagnosis: "My entire life changed that day."

New Study: Statins May Reduce Deaths From This Surprising Cancer

Oncology researchers say a widely used cholesterol medication may show another important benefit among a certain group.


“Here’s How I Knew I Had Cervical Cancer”: One Survivor’s Story of Discoveri...

Cervical cancer symptoms might not present in the ways you'd be inclined to guess. One woman's story highlights how important...


7 Early Signs of Cervical Cancer, According to an OBGYN

Once a leading cause of death among women, cervical cancer now presents a different story, thanks in part to...


New Study: White Bread and Alcohol Linked to Colorectal Cancer

Researchers also highlighted a few key nutrients that protect against cancer—including a surprisingly promising discovery about cereal.

Here’s Who Needs To Be Tested for an Overwhelmingly Life-Threatening Cancer, Say New Guidelines

Experts even developed a simple calculator tool to help you determine whether the new recommendation applies to you.


What Is a Breast Cancer Rash? A Doctor Explains

A breast rash is cause for concern, but not every skin irritation is a breast cancer rash. Here's what...


New Study: Exposure to Plastic Increases the Odds of These 3 Cancers

Examine that nutrition label—and that packaging: Research from some of the nation's top universities reveals alarming associations between everyday chemical...


What Is Inflammatory Breast Cancer? The Main Symptoms, Listed by a Clinical Expert

Inflammatory breast cancer is a little different than other types of the disease. Learn about some of the main...


This Survivor Just Delivered Her One-Millionth Meal to Patients Fighting Breast Cancer

Would this baby lose two moms to the same breast cancer—before she started kindergarten? Not if Heather Salazar had...


New Study: Here’s How Weight Loss Surgery Can Lower Women’s Cancer Risk

New research indicates a significant link between weight loss surgery and decreased cancer risk, with pronounced benefits for female...


5 Merkel Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms Jimmy Buffett May Have Experienced, Say Experts

Jimmy Buffett's passing brings what the Mayo Clinic calls this "rare and aggressive" type of...


New Study: Eating More of This Superfood May Prevent Lung Disease

This nutrient has been celebrated for its heart and brain benefits. New NIH-funded research suggests they're surfacing as lung...

New Study: Artificial Intelligence Detected Breast Cancer 20% Better Than Doctors

Four women's health experts help uncover the benefits and risks at some institutions that are using AI to detect breast cancer.


Doctors Share What to Know About the New Changes for Breast Cancer Screenings

A prominent US panel says women should start getting screened for breast cancer 10 years earlier than their previous...


8 Symptoms of Colon Polyps

While colorectal cancer polyps often have no symptoms—especially in the early stages—there are some warning signs to be on the...


The FDA Just Released a New Requirement for Mammograms

The federal regulation offers live-saving information to patients.


How High Is Your Colon Cancer Risk? This 1-Minute Quiz Helps You Find Out

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the US....


Americans Are Waiting Too Late To Screen for Colorectal Cancer—Here’s When You Should Start

An expert in colon cancer says getting screened at this age could lower your chance of death by 77%—and that...


Why Katie Couric Says Being a ‘Little More Neurotic’ About Health These Days Is Smart

"Aging is not always easy. It's not for the faint of heart, as they say. But I've lost so...


There’s a Link Between Ovarian Cancer & 2 Common Medications

Ovarian cancer is the second-most-common gynecologic cancer. A intriguing supermarket study may provide a new clue for...


What Is Mohs Surgery? A Dermatology Surgeon Describes Jill Biden’s Skin Cancer Procedure

Jill Biden has undergone Mohs surgery to remove a small lesion her doctor discovered during a routine skin cancer...

Lung Cancer Is Worst in These 8 States, New National Report Says

A new Lung Cancer Association report tells us which states rank best and worst for lung cancer. The factors...


Don’t Smoke? Here’s Why You Still Need to Be Screened for Lung Cancer

If you smoke or smoked within the past 15 years, you should get screened. But what about everyone else?


This Type of Exercise Can Reduce the Risk of Cancer Spreading, Research States

As if heart health, balanced blood sugar and improved fitness aren't motivating enough, you'll want to get a warmup...


‘Swing Hard in Case You Hit It’: NY Yankees Legend Bernie Williams Shares Lessons from H...

Longtime New York Yankees player Bernie Williams opens up on why liver disease is such a personal fight to him.


Glioblastoma, the Brain Cancer Affecting 13,000 Americans Per Year: One Patient’s Intrepid Sto...

When a loved one gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, it can make you feel like things are hopeless. For...


The 9 Best Habits to Make Your Lungs Stronger, from Doctors

COVID-19 made us all more aware of how important healthy lungs are. Since lung function also lessens over time,...