Cancer

Read about breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, ovarian, prostate and skin cancer symptoms, myths and survivor stories.

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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...


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Katie Couric’s Non-Profit, Stand Up To Cancer, Saves Millions of Lives

In just 12 years, Stand Up To Cancer, has made strides in how many cancers are...


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.

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8 Reasons to Request an Earlier Mammogram

Experts recommend you start mammograms at 45; however, there are some factors that may make you want to start breast...


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This Is the Best Diet for Breast Cancer Prevention

With some simple—and tasty—changes to your diet, you may gain more protection against breast cancer.


Uterine Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

It's the fourth most common cancer in women—but it's usually treatable. Here's how to recognize uterine cancer symptoms.


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6 Silent Symptoms of Colon Cancer You Might Be Missing

Nearly 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in America. Rectal bleeding is the most obvious colon cancer symptom,...


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Do You Need a Mammogram or Not? What to Know About the Age Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines say women do not need yearly mammograms until age 50, but it's highly...


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7 Habits That May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Our experts reveal the habits that may help prevent breast cancer, from weight management to understanding your family history.