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 Screenings

When to Get a Mammogram? Your Questions Answered

As baseball legend Yogi Berra once said, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” Recently, more breast cancer screening recommendations have been released, which can often mean more confusion for women, particularly those in their 40s and 50s, about when to begin – and how often to get – routine mammograms. If you’re …

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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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Taking Charge of Your Health
How to Prepare for a Mammogram

How To Prepare (Mentally and Physically) For A Mammogram

For many women, a mammogram can be a nerve-wracking experience full of ‘what-if’s,’ unknowns and other hypotheticals. But often, knowing how to prepare, what to expect and the facts surrounding routine screenings can help put anxious minds at ease. For example, according to the American College of Radiology, out of …

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Cancer Prevention

HPV Vaccine: Now Approved For People Ages 27 to 45

Despite being the most commonly sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., human papillomavirus (HPV) doesn’t always get a lot of attention outside your doctor’s office. Recently, however, HPV-related cancers, which typically occur as a result of intimate, skin-to-skin contact (not necessarily through sex), have become more common, prompting health care …

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Cancer Prevention
The HPV Vaccine: Why Young Boys Should Get It Too

The HPV Vaccine: Why Boys Should Get It Too

HPV (short for human papillomavirus) is often misunderstood. Some think that HPV, which infects people through any physical, skin-to-skin contact and can lead to genital warts and cancer, is exceedingly rare. Others think that all strains of HPV cause cancer. In reality, HPV infections are very common, but cancer caused …

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Coping with Cancer

5 Reasons To Get A Second Opinion For Cancer Treatment

When facing a life-changing cancer diagnosis, you’re bound to have a lot of questions. First, there are the emotional ones like What’s going to happen to me? Or How serious is it? And then there are practical matters: Where should I go for treatment? What will I do about insurance? …

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Cancer Awareness
Understanding Your Breast Cancer Risk (And What You Can Do About It)

Understanding Breast Cancer Risk (And What You Can Do About It)

Whether it’s a local news segment on obesity or a healthy eating article shared by your Great Aunt Sue via Facebook, there’s a lot of information to sift through surrounding the risks of breast cancer. With so much content to digest, it can be difficult (and sometimes scary) to determine …

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