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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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This Hysterectomy Procedure Could Spread Undetected Uterine Cancer, Finds Study

A recent Yale study warns that a specific minimally invasive surgery used to perform the common hysterectomy can increase the risk of death in women who had undetected uterine cancer.

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8 Simple Ways to Cut Your Cancer Risk Today

No big life overhauls here. Getting proactive about avoiding even one or two of these common carcinogens can help lower your odds of cancer. Which one will you try?

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9 Sneaky Lung Cancer Symptoms

It's not always easy to spot lung cancer. Knowing these signs can give you a head start.

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The Breast Cancer Risk Women May Not Know About

While it’s well established that alcohol can up your chances of getting breast cancer, many people are still in the dark. Get the facts here.

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New Hope for Throat Cancer

There’s currently no screening test that can help identify HPV-related throat cancer early. But new research suggests we’re one step closer.

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Women With This Sleep Problem May Have Greater Cancer Risk

A new study found that women with sleep apnea may be more likely to develop cancer.

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Obesity Linked to Nearly 1 in 20 Cancers Worldwide

As of 2016, 40 percent of adults (that’s nearing half the world population) and almost 20 percent of kids worldwide are overweight or clinically obese.

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Does Radioactive Iodine Treatment Cause Cancer?

We've got the answers to your biggest questions about RAI treatment for hyperthyroidism.

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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.