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Cancer Awareness

Why Are Younger People Getting Cancer?
If it seems like younger people are getting cancer more often, you’re right. Although cancer mostly affects people ages 50 and older, recent years have brought a shift.

Boosting Your Body Image During Cancer Treatment
Here's what to expect and tips for how to cope with your body image during cancer treatment.

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: It’s Time to Get Screened for Colon Cancer
When it comes to colon cancer screening, it’s easy to make excuses. But once you learn the truth about these tests, it’s harder to put them off.

Looking After Your Pet While Being Treated for Cancer
Having a pet can be a great source of comfort when you’re going through cancer treatment. Yet being a pet owner is also a big responsibility. It’s important to have a plan for taking care of both your own health and your pet’s well-being.

Why Nonsmokers Get Lung Cancer
While cigarette smoking is the top risk factor for lung disease, nonsmokers can be diagnosed, too. Learning about less common causes of lung cancer may help you avoid them.

Get Ready for Your Colonoscopy with These Tips
Many people say the worst part of a colonoscopy is actually the preparation. But there are ways to make it easier.

Cope with Chemotherapy at Work
If you have cancer, you may find yourself undergoing chemotherapy. This treatment can help manage or even cure your disease, but it can also cause a range of side effects.

Going for Your Mammogram
Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, while it’s smaller and easier to treat. Many tumors that are too small to be felt are found by mammograms.

The Hidden Health Risk for Cancer Survivors
Scientists have made significant progress in the fight against cancer. Now more than 18 million Americans have successfully survived treatment.

Carrying More Weight Longer Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk
Health experts have known for a while that excess body weight increases the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis. Being overweight at any point raises your odds of developing colorectal cancer by as much as 60%.

Get Moving After a Cancer Diagnosis
After a cancer diagnosis, your mind might be racing. Going to an aerobics class is probably your last thought. If you’ve already started treatment, the idea of exercise may make you feel even more tired than you already are. But many studies show that exercise is actually safe and realistic during cancer treatment.

Women, Don’t Let Lung Cancer Fly Under the Radar
When you think of women and cancer, breast cancer probably jumps to mind. But the cancer that is responsible for the most deaths among women is actually lung cancer.

Smokers: Quitting Earlier in Life Could Benefit Your Health
If you smoke, you probably know it increases your risk for many diseases, including cancer. But there may be some good news for those who kick the habit earlier in life. A recent study found that those who quit before age 45 cut their excess risk of dying of cancer by 89%.
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