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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Be Proactive, Reduce Your Risk

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but it is also a very preventable illness. Understand your risk and find out what steps you can take to keep your skin healthy year-round. More than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the…...

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Treating Brain Cancer: What You Need to Know

Though the chance of developing brain cancer is quite rare, it is ranked as the tenth leading cause of death for both men and women. Despite being one of the most common cancers amongst children, brain cancer is relatively rare amongst the general population. In fact, the chance that a…...

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Stopping Melanoma in Its Tracks: Advancing Methods for Early Detection

Results of new study may offer researchers a more effective way to track the evolution of the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Although melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. But despite its reputation…...

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Cancer is Not Equal: National Minority Health Month

Prevalence of cancer, along with survival and death rates, are discussed at length at a national and international level. However, when speaking about the rates of cancer in America, it is rarely broken down into specific population groups. Though cancer affects all of these groups, there seems to be larger…...

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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Though only making up 4% of cancer diagnoses in the United States, it is estimated that head and neck cancer will take the lives of approximately 14,620 Americans this year alone. Head and neck cancer refer to cancers in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, sinuses and nasal cavity, and salivary…...

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month: Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk

Learn about the symptoms and risk factors associated with this serious illness, as well as measures that you can take to reduce your risk and lead a healthier life. Esophageal cancer is a rare, but often devastating illness that affects an individual’s esophagus — the hollow tube that connects the…...

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: Self Examination Saves Lives

Learn the signs and symptoms of this rare, but treatable illness that affects one out of every 250 men. Testicular cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles — the egg-shaped glands located inside the scrotum that produce testosterone and sperm. Although testicular cancer…...

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Cancer Control Month – How You Can Make a Difference

Every year in the month of April, the country honors the fearless spirit of millions of Americans who are currently battling cancer and cancer survivors. Throughout April, recognized as Cancer Control Month, organizations from coast to coast honor those affected by cancer by committing to strategies aimed at reducing the…...

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