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I Spotted My Own Cancer in the Mirror—and It Saved My Life

It's not every day that a cancer doctor spots her own cancer in the mirror—but that's exactly what happened to Erin Kobetz in 2004. Read on to find out how her thyroid cancer diagnosis changed her life in ways she couldn't have predicted, for the better

Colorectal Cancer: 4 Signs You May Need Early Screening

Screening for colorectal cancer, which includes both colon or rectal cancer, is recommended at ages 45 to 50. However, you...


I Was Diagnosed with an Aggressive Blood Cancer During My Honeymoon

The newlyweds' trip of a lifetime turned into a fight for his life, almost 7,000 miles...


My “Heartburn” Turned Out to Be Cancer

Joe Moore suffered from acid reflux and heartburn for almost 40 years before being diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer....


8 Ways You Can Prevent Colon Cancer

Lower your risk for colorectal cancer with these colon cancer prevention tips, from getting screened to eating a healthy diet...

I Was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer at Age 30

After frequent bouts of painful diarrhea, constipation, and other symptoms, this man was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.


The Best Foods for Healthier Lungs, from Pulmonology Doctors and a Dietitian

Plus, the foods you should avoid to keep your lungs healthy and help reduce your risk of respiratory disease.

8 New Breast Cancer Treatments Some Oncologists Are Calling ‘Mind-Blowing’

New breast cancer treatments—and even new subtypes of cancer—are being discovered virtually every day, and the outlooks are getting...


Here’s Who Is at Greatest Risk for Developing Cancer from Drinking Alcohol

Approximately four percent to 10% of breast cancer cases in the United States are attributed to alcohol consumption. "I’m not...


The Scalp Skin Cancer and Brain Connection, Plus 6 Quality Scalp Sunscreen Products

Serious skin cancer of the scalp accounts for 15 percent of all skin cancer cases—in part, experts say, because...


Doctors Say Knowing About This Vaccine Could Cut Your Cancer Risk Significantly

The HPV vaccine has become available to more patients in recent years. The bad news? Many patients who could benefit...

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Do Wireless Earbuds Harm Your Brain? A Brain Cancer Doctor Sounds Off

How did we live before hands-free? If you're an in-ear headphone devotee, medical experts offer one clever rule so you...


HPV and Mental Health: OB-GYNs Report How Stress Affects Your Cervical Cancer Risk

These doctors specializing in women's health—including a gynecological cancer doctor—say that when you take care of your mind, you're taking...


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I Have High-Risk HPV. Now What? Doctors Share Advice (and Assurance)

Eighty percent of adults will be exposed to HPV, sometimes linked with cancer. Doctors say you should stay encouraged, even...


How Often Should You Get a Pap Smear?

Pap smears can save lives. Find out what a Pap smear is and what it tests for, as well as...


What Lymphatic Drainage Massage Can and Can’t Do for Your Body

Lymphatic drainage massages can help move fluid from the body's tissues back into the bloodstream. Here's how they work and...

At-Home Colon Cancer Tests: What Do Doctors Think?

At-home colon cancer tests are gaining popularity, but their accuracy in detecting cancers and polyps can vary.


I Was Diagnosed with Stage 3 Colon Cancer at Age 34

After feeling "off" for nearly a year before a stage 3 colon cancer diagnosis, this mother of two shares her...


What to Know About Lynch Syndrome

This genetic condition raises your risk for a variety of cancers, including colorectal cancer. Here are the risk factors...


What to Know About Rectal Cancer Symptoms, Treatments, and Prevention

Regular cancer screenings and lifestyle changes can help prevent rectal cancer. Here are the rectal cancer symptoms to look for,...


I Was Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at Age 34

Before a stage 4 colon cancer diagnosis, a young mother dismissed early symptoms, like fatigue. Here's how she...


5 Signs of Colon Cancer Every Woman Should Know

Colon cancer symptoms in women are similar to those in men, but they can be confused with gynecological issues,...


What to Know About Colorectal Cancer Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Here's what to know about colon cancer symptoms and treatment, as well as how to prevent colorectal cancer with...


These Are the 4 Colon Cancer Stages

Colorectal cancer is treatable, and the treatment depends on the stage and type of cancer. Here are the colon...


Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: 8 Things to Know About This Common Blood Cancer

Almost every three minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. And in 2020 alone, around 21,000 Americans...

Breast Cancer: What Doctors Want You to Know About Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention

Learn the basics about breast cancer prevention, symptoms, treatment, and care.


He Was a First Responder on 9/11—Why He’s Telling His Story Now

Tom Frey spent years recovering victims of the 9/11 attacks. His time working to bring families answers resulted in his...


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Finally: Good News About Prostate Cancer that Could Save Your Life

Thanks to a much better understanding of this common cancer, men are much more likely to survive prostate cancer—especially...


This Man Was Dying of Cancer—Till a New Test Showed Doctors Exactly How to Treat It

Keith Taggart never dreamed the tiny lump in his cheek was terminal cancer. Five years ago he was given three...


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The 10 Most Common Types of Cancer in the United States

Early detection and game-changing new treatments are making headway against the 10 most common types of cancer in the United...


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...