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Pancreatic Cancer Treatment Takes a Step Forward

A new drug combination has been shown to shrink tumors and extend patients’ lives. Learn the risk factors for this disease and what you can do to lower your odds.

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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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7 Sneaky Breast Cancer Symptoms That Are Easy to Miss

Something funky going on with your breast? Our guide to surprising breast-cancer symptoms shows you what to look for and what to do next.

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A Simple Way to Lower Your Cancer Risk

Improving your diet may be one of the most powerful steps you can take to protect yourself against cancer.

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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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Cancer in the Family Genes: Telling Your Kids

Shannon Pulaski wrote a book drawn from her experience telling her children about the BRCA gene mutation which put her at high risk for breast cancer. Here she shares her tips for talking to kids about this difficult topic.

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10 Things Oncologists Wish You Knew About Breast Cancer

Check out these 10 practical steps and oncologist insights to put most of your fears about dying from breast cancer to rest.

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Poor Oral Health Linked to Pancreatic Cancer in African-American Women

Tooth loss and gum infections like periodontitis put African American women at higher risk for cancer of the pancreas, suggest researchers at Boston University.

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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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Survivors Reduce Cancer Death Risk with Diet

Cancer survivors can lower their risk of cancer-related death in the future by up to 65 percent through a diverse, low fat diet.