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Latest by Michael Hunter, M.D.

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Diagnosis

The Big 3: These Are the Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Health Conditions

Errors in diagnosis are all too common—that’s why it's important to learn how to advocate for yourself in the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know.

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Alternative Treatment

Staying Fit During Chemo: A New Reason to Get Active With Cancer

Dealing with cancer can cause your mood to plummet. And when your body is already pumped with cancer drugs, you may want an alternative to popping a pill to get through the anxiety and depression—especially if you’re older.

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Risk Factors

Never-Smokers Get Lung Cancer, Too

Turns out, anyone with lungs is at risk. But if you’ve never smoked and are facing a lung cancer diagnosis, here are 10 things you should know.

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Treatment

How Long Is Too Long to Wait for Breast Cancer Treatment?

A new study found that getting chemo within four months of diagnosis can help save lives.

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Living With

How to Get Over Your Lung Cancer Guilt

No one single thing causes cancer, not even smoking. Get the facts so you can let go of the blame and focus on what matters most.

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Complete Guide to Breast Cancer Symptoms

Worried about breast cancer? This guide will help you find all the information you need about potential symptoms and when to see a doctor.

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Symptoms

7 Sneaky Breast Cancer Symptoms That Are Easy to Miss

Something funky going on with your breast? Our guide to surprising breast-cancer symptoms shows you what to look for and what to do next.

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Living With

Managing Hives in the Workplace

Feeling your best while on the job is vital when it comes to your efficiency, rapport with clients and coworkers, and the ability to stay focused.

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Relationships

Telling the Kids You Have Metastatic Melanoma

Telling your children you have metastatic melanoma is not easy. Here are some tips, such as talking to professionals and choosing the right time and place.

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Risk Factors

The BRAF Gene Mutation and You

Here's what you should know about this risk factor for melanoma and whether it can affect future generations.