Cancer

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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 can help your brain stay healthy for the longterm.

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...


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,...


Colorectal Cancer Is the 2nd Most Common Cause of US Cancer Deaths: Here Are Colon Cancer Symptoms, ...

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...


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...