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Diagnosed With Breast Cancer? Get a Second Opinion

The benefits of seeking a second opinion for a breast cancer diagnosis are clear. A comprehensive review changed the diagnosis for 43 percent of patients.

By Diane Domina

What's Your Real Risk For Cancer if You Drink Alcohol?

PJ Hamel breaks down the numbers to show you the context behind the risk of cancer from drinking alcohol.

By PJ Hamel

Kudos to Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Revealing Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announced in October 2017 that she had breast cancer. Her announcement could save lives.

By PJ Hamel

Is John McCain a "Cancer Warrior"?

Is it troubling to call war hero John McCain's cancer experience a "battle" or a "fight"? What's the right way to talk about cancer?

By Phyllis Johnson

Olivia Newton-John: Breast Cancer Returns

25 years after her first diagnosis, Olivia Newton-John has just learned the disease has returned.

By PJ Hamel

How to Be a Smart Health News Consumer

Be a smart health news consumer by learning how to spot anecdotal evidence and over-the-top claims in the health news headlines you see every day.

By Phyllis Johnson

What the Election Means for Survivors

With scenario after scenario of competing interests, it’s no wonder the healthcare scene in America is constantly churning.

By PJ Hamel