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Cancer Awareness

Protect Yourself Against Breast and Cervical Cancer
Being a woman puts you at risk for breast and cervical cancer. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by getting regular screening tests. These tests are designed to find problems early, before you have any symptoms. Problems are easier to treat at this early stage.

CT Scans May Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths
The best way to reduce your risk of dying from lung cancer is not smoking. However, smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer may be able to lower their odds of death from the disease by getting a lung cancer CT scan. This test can detect lung cancer early, when successful treatment may be more likely.

Deadly Skin Cancer Is on the Rise Among Young People
A new study finds a 51 percent increase in the rates of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma on the heads and necks of kids, teens, and young adults in North America over the past two decades.

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a tale of two age groups. Although the disease is still more common in people older than 50, rates have been falling for this population. Credit increased screening—which can prevent some cases by finding precancerous growths—as one reason for this decline. But among those younger than 50, colorectal cancer rates have risen since the early ’90s.

Why Cancer Survivors Should Hit the Gym
Exercise can improve your health physically and mentally on the other side of a cancer diagnosis.

Love to Tan? You "Bedder" Believe You Need a Skin Cancer Check
Using a tanning bed—and the intense ultraviolet radiation (UV) you’re exposed to while tanning—puts you at a higher risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form, compared with people who don’t tan indoors.

HPV Vaccine and Boys: Know the Facts
Human papillomavirus eventually infects nearly every sexually active person, male or female. Boys and men also face consequences. The virus can cause cancers of the mouth, back of the throat, penis, and anus, along with genital warts.

6 Tips for Life as a Cancer Survivor
As you move on with your life as a cancer survivor, it’s important to know that you may still deal with physical and emotional scars. Being prepared to adjust to life after cancer can help you ease your mind and keep you healthy.

Why ‘Weight?’ Trim Your Cancer Risks Now
Losing weight may help protect women against breast cancer (after menopause) and men from aggressive types of prostate cancer.

Take the Lead in Colorectal Screenings
It’s important to get colorectal cancer screenings. They largely prevent or find cancer when it’s most treatable. But they don’t work if you don’t get them.

Have You Been Screened for Cervical Cancer?
Although cancer of the cervix was once one of the most common causes of cancer-related death among U.S. women, effective testing has dramatically changed that.

3-D Test May Catch More Breast Cancers
The 3-D test may give fewer false positives and catch more tumors, research says.
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