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Endometrial cancer awareness ribbon.
Risk Factors

Uterine Cancer Risk Factors You Should Know

Endometrial cancer is on the rise. Here’s what you need to know about your potential risk factors and how to stay as healthy as possible.

Mother holding her child's hand.
Profile

Mom Time Counts with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Rhonda Howell, who has metastatic breast cancer, savors the time she spends with her 6-year-old son, and aims to see him graduate from high school.

Crowd of people forming lung image.
Lifestyle

Prevent Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Recurrence

While it’s impossible to completely shield yourself from lung cancer relapse, there are some things you can do to stack the odds in your favor.

Firefighter Steve DeLuca and family pose in front of one of his station's trucks.
Profile

Colon Cancer Survivor, Firefighter…and Model?

In this Q&A, colon cancer surivivor Steve DeLuca explains how he became topless calendar model, and the things you shouldn't say to someone living with cancer.

Bladder cancer
Diagnosis

Frank Sinatra Had Bladder Cancer?

Here's a long list of celebrities who have lived with bladder cancer, including famous singers, politicians, and athletes.

Megaphone
Awareness

How Can You Raise Bladder Cancer Awareness?

From lobbying your lawmakers on Capitol Hill to sharing your story in the media, here are great ways to raise awareness of this deadly disease.

Cynthia Kinsella on a boat
Five Questions

An Inspiring Bladder Cancer Survivor Story

Cynthia Kinsella was devastated when she first got her bladder cancer diagnosis, but she feels great 12 years later. Learn how it changed her life.

Where the esophagus meets the stomach.
Diagnosis

Ever Heard of GEJ Cancers?

If you’ve never heard of the gastroesophageal junction, you're not alone. Read this slideshow to find out more about these little-known cancers.

Relaxing scene
Treatment

9 Ways to Treat Yourself Post-Gastrectomy

Practice self-care after your gastrectomy by eating right, getting enough rest, and treating yourself to some relaxation time.

Bruce Trulson, D.D.S. holding cake in his office.
Profile

When a Dentist Gets Throat Cancer

Bruce, a dentist with 40 years of experience, knew the importance of oral cancer screening. But he never expected to be diagnosed with the cancer himself.