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Cancer Awareness

Going for Your Mammogram
Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, while it’s smaller and easier to treat. Many tumors that are too small to be felt are found by mammograms.

The Hidden Health Risk for Cancer Survivors
Scientists have made significant progress in the fight against cancer. Now more than 18 million Americans have successfully survived treatment.

Carrying More Weight Longer Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk
Health experts have known for a while that excess body weight increases the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis. Being overweight at any point raises your odds of developing colorectal cancer by as much as 60%.

Get Moving After a Cancer Diagnosis
After a cancer diagnosis, your mind might be racing. Going to an aerobics class is probably your last thought. If you’ve already started treatment, the idea of exercise may make you feel even more tired than you already are. But many studies show that exercise is actually safe and realistic during cancer treatment.

Women, Don’t Let Lung Cancer Fly Under the Radar
When you think of women and cancer, breast cancer probably jumps to mind. But the cancer that is responsible for the most deaths among women is actually lung cancer.

Head and Neck Cancer: What You Need to Know
Most of us are aware of the deadly potential of lung or breast cancer, but another cancer that causes serious problems often gets little attention. While uncommon, cancers of the head and neck can affect some of our most important functions—eating, speaking, and breathing.

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer
Does it seem like breast cancer is in the news a lot lately? Need helping sorting out the facts? Well, it’s true that breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among American women. And, unfortunately, some risks for this disease cannot be changed.

Follow-Up Colonoscopies: The Longer You Wait, the Higher Your Risk
Both the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommend people with an average risk for colorectal cancer get a colonoscopy starting at age 45. However, adults frequently choose to forgo the test. But a colonoscopy has advantages—by looking at the entire colon, it detects not only cancer but other diseases as well.

Smokers: Quitting Earlier in Life Could Benefit Your Health
If you smoke, you probably know it increases your risk for many diseases, including cancer. But there may be some good news for those who kick the habit earlier in life. A recent study found that those who quit before age 45 cut their excess risk of dying of cancer by 89%.

What You Don’t Know About Skin Cancer Can Hurt You
Skin cancer affects more Americans than any other malignancy. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 will develop it. But a new survey finds huge gaps in public knowledge about risk factors.

Take Steps Now to Prevent Cancer Later
The statistic is sobering: One in 8 people worldwide dies of cancer each year. But there is some good news. By making simple lifestyle changes, half of cancers could be avoided.

Coping with the Emotional Side of Cancer
Change is a constant. This is especially true if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Treatment options, daily schedules, finances, and future plans—there are many things for you and your loved ones to think about. All of this is likely to evoke a variety of feelings.

Good News for Breast Cancer Patients: The Latest Treatments Improve Health and Well-being
A breast cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming and scary. But every day, scientists make progress on helping patients live longer—and better.
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