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I Spotted My Own Cancer in the Mirror—and It Saved My Life

It's not every day that a cancer doctor spots her own cancer in the mirror—but that's exactly what happened to Erin Kobetz in 2004. Read on to find out how her thyroid cancer diagnosis changed her life in ways she couldn't have predicted, for the better

Colorectal Cancer: 4 Signs You May Need Early Screening

Screening for colorectal cancer, which includes both colon or rectal cancer, is recommended at ages 45 to 50. However, you...


I Was Diagnosed with an Aggressive Blood Cancer During My Honeymoon

The newlyweds' trip of a lifetime turned into a fight for his life, almost 7,000 miles...


My “Heartburn” Turned Out to Be Cancer

Joe Moore suffered from acid reflux and heartburn for almost 40 years before being diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer....


8 Ways You Can Prevent Colon Cancer

Lower your risk for colorectal cancer with these colon cancer prevention tips, from getting screened to eating a healthy diet...

I Was Diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer at Age 30

After frequent bouts of painful diarrhea, constipation, and other symptoms, this man was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.


New Study: Here’s How Weight Loss Surgery Can Lower Women’s Cancer Risk

New research indicates a significant link between weight loss surgery and decreased cancer risk, with pronounced benefits for female...

5 Merkel Cell Skin Cancer Symptoms Jimmy Buffett May Have Experienced, Say Experts

Jimmy Buffett's passing brings what the Mayo Clinic calls this "rare and aggressive" type of...


New Study: Eating More of This Superfood May Prevent Lung Disease

This nutrient has been celebrated for its heart and brain benefits. New NIH-funded research suggests they're surfacing as lung...


New Study: Artificial Intelligence Detected Breast Cancer 20% Better Than Doctors

Four women's health experts help uncover the benefits and risks at some institutions that are using AI to detect breast cancer.


Doctors Share What to Know About the New Changes for Breast Cancer Screenings

A prominent US panel says women should start getting screened for breast cancer 10 years earlier than their previous...

8 Symptoms of Colon Polyps

While colorectal cancer polyps often have no symptoms—especially in the early stages—there are some warning signs to be on the...


The FDA Just Released a New Requirement for Mammograms

The federal regulation offers live-saving information to patients.


How High Is Your Colon Cancer Risk? This 1-Minute Quiz Helps You Find Out

Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the US....


Americans Are Waiting Too Late To Screen for Colorectal Cancer—Here’s When You Should Start

An expert in colon cancer says getting screened at this age could lower your chance of death by 77%—and that...


Why Katie Couric Says Being a ‘Little More Neurotic’ About Health These Days Is Smart

"Aging is not always easy. It's not for the faint of heart, as they say. But I've lost so...

There’s a Link Between Ovarian Cancer & 2 Common Medications

Ovarian cancer is the second-most-common gynecologic cancer. A intriguing supermarket study may provide a new clue for...


What Is Mohs Surgery? A Dermatology Surgeon Describes Jill Biden’s Skin Cancer Procedure

Jill Biden has undergone Mohs surgery to remove a small lesion her doctor discovered during a routine skin cancer...


Lung Cancer Is Worst in These 8 States, New National Report Says

A new Lung Cancer Association report tells us which states rank best and worst for lung cancer. The factors...


Don’t Smoke? Here’s Why You Still Need to Be Screened for Lung Cancer

If you smoke or smoked within the past 15 years, you should get screened. But what about everyone else?


This Type of Exercise Can Reduce the Risk of Cancer Spreading, Research States

As if heart health, balanced blood sugar and improved fitness aren't motivating enough, you'll want to get a warmup...


‘Swing Hard in Case You Hit It’: NY Yankees Legend Bernie Williams Shares Lessons from H...

Longtime New York Yankees player Bernie Williams opens up on why liver disease is such a personal fight to him.


Glioblastoma, the Brain Cancer Affecting 13,000 Americans Per Year: One Patient’s Intrepid Sto...

When a loved one gets a terminal cancer diagnosis, it can make you feel like things are hopeless. For...


The 9 Best Habits to Make Your Lungs Stronger, from Doctors

COVID-19 made us all more aware of how important healthy lungs are. Since lung function also lessens over time,...


The Best Foods for Healthier Lungs, from Pulmonology Doctors and a Dietitian

Plus, the foods you should avoid to keep your lungs healthy and help reduce your risk of respiratory disease.

8 New Breast Cancer Treatments Some Oncologists Are Calling ‘Mind-Blowing’

New breast cancer treatments—and even new subtypes of cancer—are being discovered virtually every day, and the outlooks are getting...


Here’s Who Is at Greatest Risk for Developing Cancer from Drinking Alcohol

Approximately four percent to 10% of breast cancer cases in the United States are attributed to alcohol consumption. "I’m not...


The Scalp Skin Cancer and Brain Connection, Plus 6 Quality Scalp Sunscreen Products

Serious skin cancer of the scalp accounts for 15 percent of all skin cancer cases—in part, experts say, because...


Doctors Say Knowing About This Vaccine Could Cut Your Cancer Risk Significantly

The HPV vaccine has become available to more patients in recent years. The bad news? Many patients who could benefit...


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Do Wireless Earbuds Harm Your Brain? A Brain Cancer Doctor Sounds Off

How did we live before hands-free? If you're an in-ear headphone devotee, medical experts offer one clever rule so you...


HPV and Mental Health: OB-GYNs Report How Stress Affects Your Cervical Cancer Risk

These doctors specializing in women's health—including a gynecological cancer doctor—say that when you take care of your mind, you're taking...