Being Proactive About Your Health
When to Get Cancer Screenings by Age

When Should I Get My Cancer Screenings? A Guide by Age

Many of us put off doctors’ appointments and routine health exams. But being proactive about your health can prevent serious issues from developing down the line. Case in point: Cancer screenings. “The sooner we catch a cancer, generally, the better the outcome,” says Dawn Severson, M.D., a medical oncologist with …

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Cancer Treatment
What to bring to chemo

10 Things to Bring to Chemotherapy

When facing a cancer diagnosis, there are many new experiences on the horizon–and many of them can seem scary. Fortunately, your first chemotherapy appointment doesn’t have to be one of them. “When you first come to chemo, you might feel anxious, depressed or afraid—that’s all normal,” says Deneen Ruiz, clinical …

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Cancer Screening Info
colonscopy ready

How to Get (Mentally and Physically) Colonoscopy Ready

It’s one of the most dreaded screenings on people’s healthcare to-do lists. Colonoscopy time. Often the anticipation — and a little unpleasantness as you prep — is much worse than the actual test. Here’s why getting over that mental hurdle and getting it done is so important: Colorectal cancer is …

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Cancer Screenings
Should I Get a Lung Cancer Screening?

Should I 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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Understanding Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer 101

Pancreatic Cancer 101

After a cancer diagnosis, every individual begins a difficult battle — and a battle against pancreatic cancer can be notoriously tough. In recent years, notable figures who’ve fought the disease include Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, American legend Aretha Franklin, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and Nobel laureate Ralph Steinman …

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Understanding Health Risks
HPV

5 Misconceptions About HPV (and the Truth About Them)

You’ve probably heard of human papillomavirus before. First, because you may be familiar with its acronym, HPV. Or you might know someone who received the series of vaccinations. You may even have the virus – or know someone who does. Regardless of your familiarity with HPV, there is still a …

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Coping With Cancer
How to Accept Help When Going Through Cancer

5 Ways to Accept Help When You Have Cancer

It’s not always easy to ask for help. For some, it can be hard to pinpoint what you need help with; for others, asking for assistance can feel like a sign of weakness. But if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, chances are your family, friends and medical team want to …

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Cancer Awareness
Prostate cancer 101

Prostate Cancer 101

Of the many health issues that men face throughout their lives, prostate cancer ranks as one of the most prevalent. In fact, among males, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer aside from skin cancer. Despite its frequent occurrence, however, the disease is often overlooked and misunderstood. “Prostate …

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Coping with Cancer
The Stigma of Lung Cancer - Grandmother with cancer receiving hug from child

Overcoming the Stigma of Lung Cancer

Most of the time, when someone receives a cancer diagnosis, we typically shower them with support and sympathy. But lung cancer patients often have a different experience. About 80 to 90 percent of lung cancer deaths are related to cigarette smoking, so many people view this cancer as a self-inflicted …

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Men's Health
Men's Health: 4 Women's Health Conditions That Affect Men Too

4 Women’s Health Conditions That Affect Men Too

Whether it’s a harlequin romance, a detergent commercial or a standup comedy routine, our culture loves to generalize about the differences between men and women. But in some respects, when it comes to health and wellness, men and women often face similar issues. Still, many forget that conditions commonly thought …

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