Cancer survival rates are improving, researchers say.

January 26, 2023

What’s driving the improvement in U.S. cancer survival rates?

The cancer death rate in the U.S. has declined 33 percent since 1991, thanks largely to new treatments, gains in early cancer detection and, most significantly, a sharp decline in tobacco use.

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HPV vaccines may help prevent cervical cancer and many other cancers.

January 24, 2023

The most preventable cancer: How HPV vaccination decreases cervical cancer risk

Not only has vaccination proven to be an effective tool in recent years, it’s made cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers.

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Breast Cancer

January 19, 2023

What it means to have dense breasts

Having dense breast tissue raises your risk of developing breast cancer. And while you can’t change your breast density, you may manage your risk by taking proactive measures and developing healthy lifestyle habits.

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Docrors are seeing an alarming increase in the number of early-onset cancers.

January 17, 2023

Why are cancer rates rising in adults under 50?

Over the last few decades, doctors have been seeing dramatic increases in cancer in adults younger than 50. The disturbing trend has scientists searching for reasons behind the sharp increase in early-onset cancer, how best to screen for or detect cancers in young adults, whether the cancers are different types of common cancers in older adults and which treatments show promise for younger people.

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What's the difference in benign and malignant tumors?

January 12, 2023

What’s the difference? Benign vs. malignant tumors

While it may seem easy to categorize benign tumors as harmless and malignant tumors as harmful, the distinctions are often more of a gray area. Yet the importance of differentiating the two is critical.

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What should you expect when you are scheduled for cancer surgery?

January 10, 2023

What to expect from cancer surgery

Preparing for cancer surgery may be overwhelming. You may feel nervous about what the surgery will entail, scared of the pain it may cause, and worried about how long it will take for you to recover. But knowing what to expect—including in the days and weeks afterward—may help.

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Smoking and alcohol use contribute to many cases of cancer.

January 5, 2023

Study: Lifestyle changes may prevent nearly half of the world’s cancer deaths

A recent comprehensive global study investigated cancer cases that were attributable to modifiable risk factors. It found that nearly half of cancer deaths worldwide, 44.4 percent, may have been avoidable if the victims had paid attention to factors that raised cancer risk and made lifestyle changes to reduce those risks.

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Filing for Social Security disability

January 3, 2023

How to file for Social Security disability benefits if you have cancer

A cancer diagnosis may qualify as a disability, allowing you to apply for and receive social security disability income. But it's important to know what benefits may be available to you and how to file.

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HPV vaccines are recommended for adolescents and young adults

December 27, 2022

HPV vaccine compliance still lags as researchers eye a one-shot protocol

Various factors and a growing mistrust of vaccines are among some of the reasons why HPV vaccine rates may lag behind traditional recommended childhood vaccines

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