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Cancer

The latest cancer news, advice, and information, including screening, diagnosis, treatments, risk factors, genetics, and inspiring real-life stories about people living with cancer in its many forms.

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Family Health History

Genetic Counseling for Cancer: What Can It Reveal?

Genetic counseling is the first step in zeroing in on your true risk for inherited cancer. Learn more about what this counseling offers.

The Latest

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Self Care

The Hair Dye and Breast Cancer Study That Every Woman Is Talking About

Before you pick up the phone to cancel (or schedule) your upcoming hair appointment, read this.

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Risk Factors

What People Under 50 Need to Know About Their Colon Cancer Risk

Rates of colon cancer are rising among Millennials and Gen Xers, even as they continue to drop among Boomers. Get up to speed on the signs and symptoms today.

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Treatment

Colon Cancer Treatment Options

The primary treatment for non-metastatic colon cancer is surgery. You may then receive 3 to 6 months of chemotherapy to prevent the cancer from coming back.

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Screening

When Was Your Last Cancer Screening?

Consider this your official reminder to schedule a cancer screening today.

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Complications

How Head and Neck Cancer Can Impact Sleep

Did you know head and neck cancer symptoms and treatments can cause issues with your sleep? Here’s what you should know.

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Newly Diagnosed

9 Things to Know If You’re Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer

Most people don't know a lot about kidney cancer, which can make a diagnosis even scarier. We've got the facts—and the what-to-do-nows—that can give you the perspective you need.

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Symptoms

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma: Recognizing the Symptoms

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma symptoms like fatigue, chills, and swollen glands are easy to mistake for minor ailments, but get a checkup if they persist.

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Complications

What Should You Know About the Rare—But Severe—Side Effects of Adjuvant Therapy for Melanoma

Adjuvant therapy for melanoma can help prevent a recurrence of the serious skin cancer—but there's the potential for life-threatening side effects. Learn the symptoms and how to protect yourself.

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Nutrition

Eat to Beat Breast Cancer

A healthy diet can go a long way in lowering your risk of breast cancer. We've got the latest nutrition advice anyone can follow (even you!).

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Tests

A Guide to Endometrial Cancer Diagnosis

Learn the basics about this type of uterine cancer is diagnosed and staged, including types of tests.

Meet the Experts

Sheila M. Eldred
Health Writer

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred has written for The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, STAT News, and other publications.

Katherine Malmo
Health Writer

Katherine Malmo is a freelance writer, author, and breast cancer survivor who writes about cancer and cancer treatments.

Lara DeSanto
Health Writer

Lara DeSanto is a former editor of HealthCentral, where she regularly covered digestive health, sexual health, and cancer. She's now a frequent contributor to the site.