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The Hair Dye and Breast Cancer Study That Everyone Is Talking About

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

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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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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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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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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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13 Things That Increase Your Colon Cancer Risk (and What to Do About Them)

Colon cancer may be the third most common malignancy in adults, but there's a lot you can do to reduce your risk. We show you how.

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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.