Cancer

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Why People With Red Hair Have a Higher Risk of Skin Cancer

Research shows the cancer risk could be higher because of alterations in one gene in people with red hair.


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7 Things That Cause Lung Cancer That Aren’t Smoking

You could get lung cancer even if you've never picked up a cigarette. Here are the common things besides smoking...


HRT and Breast Cancer: What Doctors Need You to Know

Taking hormone replacement therapy for the symptoms of menopause is a highly individualized decision—here are the factors you need to...


The 20 States with the Highest Cancer Rates

The U.S. cancer risk isn't spread evenly across the states: Here are the 20 states with the highest cancer rates.



Are Self-Breast Exams Necessary? What Women Need to Know

Evidence is growing that monthly self-tests don’t reduce deaths from breast cancer, but you shouldn’t ignore your breasts, either. These...


How 17 Under-50 Women Learned They Had Breast Cancer—and What Helped Them Through It

A cancer diagnosis is anything but easy—and, while it can change a person's life in a million ways, just one...


7 Household Products That May Be Linked to Breast Cancer

Everyday products aren’t considered as big a problem as other risk factors when it comes to breast cancer, but...

50 Everyday Habits That Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Each October brings pink ribbons and fund-raising for breast cancer research. These 50 expert-approved habits may help reduce your...


If You Have High Blood Pressure, You May Be at Higher Risk for This Cancer

If you have high blood pressure, you may have a slightly higher breast cancer risk as well, although experts aren't...


Male Breast Cancer: What Doctors Need You to Know

While it's thankfully rare, men do get breast cancer. Knowing these 14 things could save your life—or a loved one's.


8 Reasons to Request an Earlier Mammogram

Experts recommend you start mammograms at 45; however, there are some factors that may make you want to start breast...


This Is the Best Diet for Breast Cancer Prevention

With some simple—and tasty—changes to your diet, you may gain more protection against breast cancer.


Uterine Cancer Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

It's the fourth most common cancer in women—but it's usually treatable. Here's how to recognize uterine cancer symptoms.


6 Silent Symptoms of Colon Cancer You Might Be Missing

Nearly 140,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in America. Rectal bleeding is the most obvious colon cancer symptom,...


Do You Need a Mammogram or Not? What to Know About the Age Guidelines

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidelines say women do not need yearly mammograms until age 50, but it's highly...


7 Habits That May Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Our experts reveal the habits that may help prevent breast cancer, from weight management to understanding your family history.

25 Things You Think Cause Cancer But Don’t

Seems like every day we hear about something else that will kill us. Today, you get to read about the...


8 Pancreatic Cancer Symptoms You’ve Probably Been Ignoring

A pancreatic cancer diagnosis is almost always serious, but symptoms often aren’t noticeable until the disease is in the...


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10 Foods Cancer Docs Try to Avoid

Every day there’s a new warning about another food causing cancer—and often, that advice turns out to be bunk. We...


16 Silent Symptoms of Leukemia You Shouldn’t Ignore

Leukemia, or cancer of the blood cells, can cause subtle and surprising symptoms throughout the body. These are some signs...


7 Skin Cancer Symptoms You Should Check For Now

A guide to inspecting your body for melanoma and other forms of skin cancer.


11 Signs of Ovarian Cancer You Might Be Ignoring

Symptoms of ovarian cancer can be vague, but detecting ovarian cancer early could be key to survival.

8 Silent Signs You Could Have a Brain Tumor

The signs and symptoms of brain cancer look an awful lot like other everyday ailments, from headaches to depression. Here's...


9 of the Best Foods to Eat During Chemotherapy

These healing foods may help minimize chemo side effects, though every diet for cancer patients should be personalized with a...


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29 Foods That May Help Prevent Cancer

Add some of these healthy foods to your diet to help prevent cancer and keep other diseases at bay.


6 Early Throat Cancer Symptoms You Might Ignore

Throat cancer often doesn’t cause symptoms until later stages—yet early detection makes for more effective treatment. If you notice any...


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13 People You Didn’t Know Survived Cancer Before Age 30

These public figures—athletes, comedians, and celebrities—were diagnosed with cancer at a young age and still managed to excel.


The 50 Best Cancer Hospitals in America

From world-class physicians to state-of-the-art facilities and the latest treatment, these are the best cancer hospitals and centers in the...