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March 2019
Top 5 Myths About Colorectal Cancer, Debunked

Colorectal cancer (cancer that starts in the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The…

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nurse and patient
March 2019
Cancer Screenings: What You Need to Know

You hear it all the time. Early detection is a key component of surviving — and thriving — in the face of a cancer diagnosis. In fact, the World Health…

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November 2018
Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women. Breast-cancer screening means checking a woman’s breasts for cancer before she has any symptoms. A mammogram…

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November 2018
When Should I Get My First Colonoscopy?

Regular screening is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women…

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A doctor examining her patient's thyroid glands
October 2017
What is Inflammatory Breast Cancer?

Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare and very aggressive disease in which cancer cells block lymph vessels in the skin of the breast. This type of breast cancer is called…

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September 2017
Keeping Your Skin Safe in the Summer Sun

Each year, more than 5.4 million skin cancers are diagnosed. It is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US…

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