Understanding Health Risks

Does Using Deodorant Increase Your Cancer Risk?

In recent years, rumors have swirled that suggest deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, specifically breast cancer. And while the National Cancer Institute says there’s no conclusive evidence to back up that statement, plenty of women – and men – are still concerned about underarm odor control products. Your armpits are …

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Breast Cancer Awareness

6 Breast Cancer Myths, Solved

Any cancer diagnosis brings with it a lot of fear, and a lot of questions. For many, a diagnosis is unfamiliar, and people may resort to trusting information they may have heard or read. Unfortunately, some of this information regarding cancer and treatment may be inaccurate or incomplete. Lisa Newman, …

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Coping with Cancer

What to Expect After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

For patients with a form of head and neck cancer, surgery to remove the tumor is frequently part of the treatment process. It’s important for patients and their loved ones to become familiar with the surgical process and understand how it may affect them physically, as well as mentally, afterward. …

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Emerging Healthcare Research

Video: How Precision Medicine Is Changing Cancer Care

People with the same kind of cancer can respond differently to the same treatment. Until recently, doctors and the medical community didn’t fully understand why that happens. However, an evolving field of research in cancer treatment is changing that. Known as precision medicine, doctors are now increasingly able to target …

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Cancer Screenings
Understanding Risk: Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Should You Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Some facts about cancer are more well known than others. For example, you may know that skin cancer is the most common cancer among both men and women. You may also be familiar with mammograms and colonoscopies and their importance in cancer screening. And when it comes to lung cancer, …

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Food Safety
grilling safety tips

6 Tips for Healthy and Safe Grilling

Nothing says summer quite like the smell of barbeque. Whether you opt for brats or broccoli, firing up the grill is a fun and convenient way to get dinner on the table fast – and soak up some sunshine (and vitamin D!) at the same time. “Grilling food imparts flavor …

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Living with Cancer
3 Ways Summer Can Affect People with Cancer

3 Ways Summer Affects People with Cancer

It’s well-known that cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can cause a host of side effects ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to hair loss. During the summer months when temperatures reach into the 80s and higher, the sun is full force and people spend much of their time outdoors, cancer …

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Health Topics in the News

Q & A: Facts About Brain Tumors

When it comes to medical conditions, few diagnoses are more frightening than “cancer” and “brain tumor.” And whether you know someone who has developed a brain tumor or are learning about their impact through the news, like the recent diagnosis of Arizona senator John McCain, it can be difficult to …

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Coping with Cancer

Maintaining Intimacy While Living With Cancer

When you or your loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it can be difficult to maintain a sense of normalcy in many areas of your lives – including intimacy. While it may seem trivial to be concerned about maintaining a healthy sex life when you or your partner’s health and …

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Coping with Cancer
Overcoming Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

Overcoming the Anxiety as a Cancer Survivor

From an initial diagnosis to treatments, recovery and beyond, cancer is an anxiety-filled journey from start to finish. And for many, that fear and anxiety doesn’t easily go away once a clean bill of health is received. “Once people are cancer-free, that anxiety doesn’t just stop,” says Michael Ryan, Psy.D, …

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