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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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Tests

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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Diagnosis

You Have Metastatic Breast Cancer: Now What?

For starters, know that you are not alone. We have expert advice that will help you navigate the months ahead.

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Treatment

Stay Organized with Metastatic Breast Cancer

After a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis, keeping your life organized can help. Here are tips for handling your medical paperwork.

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Diagnosis

Are You A Cancer Previvor?

Are you someone who hasn't had a cancer diagnosis but might some day? If so, here are words and helpful tips to understand life as a previvor.

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Symptoms

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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Living With

Becoming a Mother When You Have an Incurable Disease

Patti was faced with a seemingly impossible decision: live in fear or live for right now. She chose today. What would you do?

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Living With

Best Exercises With Metastatic Breast Cancer

Is it beneficial to exercise when living with MBC? The answer is a definite yes. Here are tips for staying fit and active with advanced breast cancer.

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Lifestyle

How Well Are You Managing Life With Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Take this test to learn about areas in your life — like nutrition, stress and side-effect management, and more — where you may need extra support.

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Stress

Girl, Get Out of Your Head

It’s like Girl, Wash Your Face, but applies so easily to women with chronic illness. So, basically, it’s a page-turner, and your new mantra.

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Lifestyle

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?