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10 Medical Advances that Are Giving Us Hope in 2017 and Beyond

From cancer to migraines to arthritis, researchers have recently made some exciting advances in early diagnosis and treatments.


What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New HPV Vaccine Recommendation

HPV shots protect against cervical cancers, but only a small percentage of adolescents get them. The CDC is hoping their...


11 Self-Talk Tips for Cancer Patients

When you first get your diagnosis, you’ll probably be flooded with emotions. In ‘When Tumor Is the Rumor and Cancer...


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Breast Cancer Treatment: 12 Things Oncologists Wish Patients Knew

About one in eight U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Here are the top things oncologists...


What Is Metastatic Cancer, Exactly?

Everything you need to know about how cancer spreads.


12 Loving, Little Ways to Support a Loved One Through Chemo

Your loved one is getting treated for cancer. Now what? Support the survivor through treatment and recovery with these guidelines....


10 of the Worst Things You Could Say to a Cancer Survivor (So Don’t)

Saying the wrong thing to a person with cancer could make a bad situation even worse. When you’re at a...


When Mom Was Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer, I Asked Everyone I Knew to Send Christmas Cards to Cheer...

Thanks to social media (and the kindness of strangers), mom got the best Christmas present of her whole life.

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7 Things That Lump in Your Breast Could Be Besides Cancer

Found a lump? Don't panic: 85 percent of all breast lumps have nothing to do with cancer.


9 Things Your Prostate Secretly Wants to Tell You

The little gland has lot to say about aging, cancer, and mispronunciations.


Imagine Being a Cancer Survivor—Then Getting a Second Type of Cancer All Over Again

What doctors and their patients should be talking about when it comes to cancer awareness.


Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She’ll Never Forget

On one of the Today show cohost's darkest days, her seatmate’s wise words about breast cancer were a ray of...


Meet 5 Incredible Parents Fighting to End Pediatric Cancer

When these parents heard the unimaginable words “your child has cancer,” they grieved—then got to work to help find a...


Photo Essay: A Husband’s Lens on Breast Cancer

Photographer Angelo Merendino documented his late wife's battle with breast cancer, sharing an honest look at this devastating disease.


Breast Cancer Heroes You’ve Never Heard Of

These grassroots groups have made it their passion and mission to give survivors the best life possible.


9 Names to Know in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, there is a 1 in 8 chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer...

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3 Colon Cancer Signs You Might Be Ignoring

While a colonoscopy is very effective at detecting colon cancer, these are three other signs that could indicate that something...


Vice Advice: Just How Bad Is Tanning?

So your skin is freckled and worn from a childhood full of sunshine, or you still risk a sunburn a...


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Giving Dogs and Love to Kids With Cancer

Our hero: Allison Winn, 10 Where she lives: Denver, Colorado How she helps: Gives dogs to kids with cancer When


12 Cancer-Fighting Superfoods You Should Be Eating Every Day

Cancer is the number two killer in America, second only to heart disease. What you eat can lower your risk...


What You Must Know About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer rates are soaring in the United States. An American’s lifetime risk of melanoma today is close to 1

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What Is a Colonoscopy? Everything You Need to Know

Regular screening with colonoscopy exams can prevent colon cancer or catch it before it spreads. Knowing exactly what to...