Cancer

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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 community as a "silent killer."

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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...


9 Signs of Blood Cancer Doctors Usually Miss

Blood cancer has subtle and surprising symptoms. Doctors share the most common ones that may require a closer look.


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What to Expect When You Get a Mole Removed

After having a few moles removed, I was surprised by how long the scars took to heal. Here's what...


50 Things Dermatologists Need You to Know About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer there is, period. This is what dermatologists want you to know about skin...


5 Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is relatively rare (compared to other types of cancer), but it's important to know the symptoms.


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Do Pap Smears Hurt? How to Make Pap Smears More Comfortable

Pap smears shouldn't hurt. If you experience discomfort, our expert tips will help make sure your next Pap is more...


Here’s Why Obesity Raises Breast Cancer Risk, According to Science

Could keeping an eye on the scale help lessen your chances of breast cancer?

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7 Things Doctors Wish You Knew About Home Cervical Cancer Tests

Skipping a trip to the doctor may sound like a good idea, but are at-home cervical cancer screenings wise?


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After an Abnormal Pap: 4 Things You Should Do Next

An abnormal Pap test result doesn’t have to be scary when you know the right steps to take


5 Surprising Facts You Didn’t Know About Breast- and Ovarian-Cancer Genes

Here's what you may not know about BRCA genes and what goes into the decisions thousands of women make every...


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Why People With Red Hair Have a Higher Risk of Skin Cancer

Research shows the cancer risk could be higher because of alterations in one gene in people with red hair.


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7 Things That Cause Lung Cancer That Aren’t Smoking

You could get lung cancer even if you've never picked up a cigarette. Here are the common things besides smoking...


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HRT and Breast Cancer: What Doctors Need You to Know

Taking hormone replacement therapy for the symptoms of menopause is a highly individualized decision—here are the factors you need to...


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The 20 States with the Highest Cancer Rates

The U.S. cancer risk isn't spread evenly across the states: Here are the 20 states with the highest cancer rates.


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Are Self-Breast Exams Necessary? What Women Need to Know

Evidence is growing that monthly self-tests don’t reduce deaths from breast cancer, but you shouldn’t ignore your breasts, either. These...


How 17 Under-50 Women Learned They Had Breast Cancer—and What Helped Them Through It

A cancer diagnosis is anything but easy—and, while it can change a person's life in a million ways, just one...


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7 Household Products That May Be Linked to Breast Cancer

Everyday products aren’t considered as big a problem as other risk factors when it comes to breast cancer, but...


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50 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Each October brings pink ribbons and fund-raising for breast cancer research. These 50 expert-approved habits may help reduce your...


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If You Have High Blood Pressure, You May Be at Higher Risk for This Cancer

If you have high blood pressure, you may have a slightly higher breast cancer risk as well, although experts aren't...


Male Breast Cancer: What Doctors Need You to Know

While it's thankfully rare, men do get breast cancer. Knowing these 14 things could save your life—or a loved one's.