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Do I Need a Skin Cancer Screening?

Do I Need a Skin Cancer Screening?

Scheduling a skin cancer screening is an important aspect of prevention and healthy living. May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, which is a good time to consider the value of a skin cancer screening. Take a look at the facts …

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When Your Cancer Is in Remission: Health Tips and Suggestions

When Your Cancer Is in Remission: Health Tips and Suggestions

Remission offers a good opportunity to focus on your overall heath and wellbeing. Do you find yourself wondering how to stay healthy or what to do now that your cancer is in remission? Here are some health tips and suggestions to …

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Staying Healthy During Cancer Treatment

Staying Healthy During Cancer Treatment

There are a number of things you can do to help stay healthy while being treated for cancer. Common cancer treatments—chemotherapy, radiation and surgery—can take a toll on the body. However, there are a number of things you can do to help stay …

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Important Tips for Colon Cancer Prevention

Important Tips for Colon Cancer Prevention

When it comes to colon cancer, prevention is the best medicine. When you break down colon cancer, not only do you get the words "colon" and "cancer" but you also get an understanding of why it's a topic that many …

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How to Cope with Chemotherapy

How to Cope with Chemotherapy

Living with cancer is often stressful and difficult. There are many treatments available, and one of the most common is chemotherapy. Learning how to cope with chemotherapy and its side effects is very important in keeping your mental and physical …

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A Cancer Diagnosis: What Happens Next?

A Cancer Diagnosis: What Happens Next?

The National Cancer Institute reports that an estimated 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2011. The American Cancer Society estimates that nearly 11.9 million Americans have been diagnosed with cancer, either recently or in the past. Despite …

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Breast Cancer 101

Breast Cancer 101

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s chance of developing invasive breast cancer is approximately 1 in 8, and the chance that she’ll die from the disease approximately 1 in 35. These alarming numbers prompt many women to learn …

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How Hormonal Suppression Works

How Hormonal Suppression Works

Hormonal suppression is the blocking of certain hormones—commonly estrogen and testosterone—in order to slow the growth of some cancers. Also sometimes referred to as hormone therapy, androgen deprivation therapy or androgen suppression therapy, this method of treatment is sometimes used …

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What Men Should Know About Prostate Health

What Men Should Know About Prostate Health

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer diagnosed in men in the United States, and it is the second leading cause of cancer death. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 6 men will get prostate cancer …

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Nutrition during Chemotherapy: Helpful Hints to Keep You Going

Nutrition during Chemotherapy: Helpful Hints to Keep You Going

  Chemotherapy is a common treatment for cancer because it effectively kills dangerous cells. The drawback of chemo is that it also kills healthy cells, which can lead to some unpleasant side effects. Some of these side effects include decreased …

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