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Yes, Eye Freckles Are a Thing—and This Is What They Reveal About Your Health

Your eyes are the window to your soul, but did you know your eyes can also be a window into...


Doctors Used This Teen’s Own Cells to Cure Her Leukemia—but They Almost Killed Her First

For the over 15,000 children diagnosed with cancer annually, leukemia treatment has been chemotherapy. That's about to change thanks to...


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5 Breast Cancer Myths You Hear All the Time That Just Aren’t True

We don't know everything about breast cancer, but we do know these commonly held beliefs are actually myths.


I Tried Mole Mapping. Here’s What Happened.

This preventative skin cancer measure may just save your life.


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Sometimes, a Mammogram May Actually Hurt Your Health—Here’s Why

Mammograms can save lives, but they can also make some women anxious along the way.


This One Food Could Cut Your Skin Cancer Risk in Half

Tomato lovers, rejoice: Your favorite ingredient could stop you getting cancer.


Science Finds a Scary Link Between Height and Prostate Cancer

One in seven men will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, but if you have certain physical characteristics, your chances...


Uh Oh: Your White Wine Habit Is Putting You at Risk for This Scary Type of Cancer

We love white wine just as much as you do, but cutting back could reduce your risk for this deadly...


3 Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer Share Why They Had Preventive Mastectomies

Preventative mastectomy to reduce risk of breast cancer has been a hot button issue ever since celebs like Angelina Jolie...


Yes, At-Home Colonoscopy Kits Are a Thing—but It’s Not for Everyone

Never be uncomfortable—or embarrassed!—at the doctor again with the Cologuard test.


Here’s How Many Times Men Need to Ejaculate to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

There’s at least one preventative step men may be able to take—and they won’t even have to leave their bedrooms.


Three Everyday Foods Are Discovered to Be Powerful Weapons Against Prostate Cancer

Apples, curry, grapes: They all contain ingredients that can starve prostate cancer cells, potentially offering a new way to fight...


This is the Amount of Alcohol That Increases Breast Cancer Risk

When it comes to breast cancer prevention, drinking less alcohol and exercising more may help.


The Remarkable Story of How a Town of 1,000 People Raised $45,000 to Save a Teen’s Life

The parents, who also had cancer, couldn't afford their son's treatment—until the town stepped in.


Two Types of Skin Cancer Are Skyrocketing—Are You At Risk?

Ever had a bad sunburn? Addicted to tanning beds? Can't be bothered to lather up the sunscreen for that day...

New Hope for Women Infertile After Cancer Treatment

3D printed ovaries may be the "holy grail" for women who've lost their fertility due to cancer.


“Cancer Cures” Are All Over the Internet—and the FDA Isn’t Happy About It

Vendors have been peddling snake oil since the dawn of time, but when it comes to cancer treatments, the FDA...


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8 Surprising Facts About Skin Cancer

Read on to find out what you need to know from dermatologists to save your skin—or your life.


She Was Fighting Cancer—but Her Treatment Triggered a Completely Different Disease

Angeline suffered from chest pain and a fever. When she kept getting sicker and sicker, the doctors looked at different...


Sun Exposure Is No Joke. You Need to Get Your Skin Checked ASAP

Decades of exposure come at a price. Now’s the time to be vigilant.

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Colon Cancer Is Hitting Millennials Really Hard

More young people are being diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Here's what you need to know.


This Grandmother Beat Early Breast Cancer With a 20-Minute Treatment

Researchers are exploring less invasive and more targeted treatments for breast cancer that use electric pulses or cryotherapy to...


29 Things Doctors Wish You Knew About Cervical Cancer

Between the HPV vaccine and new screening methods, there's more protection from cervical cancer than ever before—but you need to...


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7 Cervical Cancer Risks Every Woman Needs to Know About

There are about 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in the US each year, according to the American Cancer...


10 Medical Advances that Are Giving Us Hope in 2017 and Beyond

From cancer to migraines to arthritis, researchers have recently made some exciting advances in early diagnosis and treatments.


What You Need to Know About the CDC’s New HPV Vaccine Recommendation

HPV shots protect against cervical cancers, but only a small percentage of adolescents get them. The CDC is hoping their...