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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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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.

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Symptoms

Is This Normal? A Teen Guide to Breast Health

When it comes to our breasts, what’s normal and what is cause for concern? Can teens get breast cancer?

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Living With

Patience is the Cancer Survivor's Best Virtue

Here’s how embracing patience this year can help you have a more positive attitude as a cancer survivor.

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Prevention

Crazy Simple Ways to Prevent Cancer

No big life overhauls here. You can lower your cancer risk with just a few easy strategies.

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Treatment

An Insider's Guide to Starting Chemo

It's pretty daunting to walk into a chemo center for the first time. Our writer's advice? Bring your best friend for backup! Don't miss the rest of her advice on how to prepare so you know what to expect each step of the way.

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Living With

Cancer Survivors: Get that Lovin' Feeling

Cancer treatment can make sex unappealing or uncomfortable. Dr. Don Dizon has some ideas to help.

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Risk Factors

Lower Breast Cancer Risk With High Cholesterol?

In a surprising twist, women with high cholesterol are 45 percent less likely to develop breast cancer, according to this study. What does this mean?

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Diagnosis

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer Early

Researchers have discovered a blood test with the potential to someday diagnose breast cancer years before any symptoms.

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Symptoms

7 Signs of Healthy Breasts

What's just as important as knowing what's not normal when it comes to breast health? Knowing what it is!

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 digital editor and staff writer for HealthCentral. She acts as the editor for Sexual Health, Digestive Health, and several cancers.