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5/9/2017 12:00 AM

Study underscores need for boys and men to get HPV vaccine

A recent study shows that 25 percent of men may carry an aggressive strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus linked to virtually all cases of cervical cancer.

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5/4/2017 12:00 AM

It’s not always about sex: Tips on building the 5 areas of intimacy

Having a healthy level of intimacy is important for any couple, but it may be especially key to couples dealing with cancer, given the critical role caregiver partners play in helping their loved ones through their journey. Read more about how to strengthen the areas of intimacy outside of sex.

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5/2/2017 12:00 AM

What men should know about new prostate cancer screening guidelines

Prostate cancer screening made headlines again recently because of a change in the recommendations about the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent and influential panel of experts, updated its guidance from 2012.

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4/27/2017 12:00 AM

Post-treatment weight gain: Yes, it happens, all too often

After you complete cancer treatment, you may be surprised to find that the numbers are creeping up on the scale. It happens perhaps more than you think.

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4/25/2017 12:00 AM

The psychiatrist: The doctor you didn't expect to need on your cancer journey

A psychiatrist may play an important role in treating stress, depression and other cancer-related side effects that sometimes interfere with treatment and impact quality of life.

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Ovarian Cancer

4/20/2017 12:00 AM

What you should know about ovarian cancer

There is one cancer that is silently killing women: ovarian cancer. Why? Largely because it has no screening test, and women are largely unaware of its symptoms.

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4/18/2017 12:00 AM

The FDA warns of breast implant link to rare cancer: Should I worry?

A warning from the federal government linking some breast implants to a rare form of lymphoma has many women concerned about the risks posed by their own implants.

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Fake News

4/6/2017 12:00 AM

The dangers of fake medical news

In today’s busy news environment—with its 24-hour story cycles, social media platforms and flood of information—phony medical news spreads like a flu virus.

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4/4/2017 12:00 AM

Use those antibiotics wisely, especially if you’re a cancer patient

Antibiotics are a critical tool for fighting infections, especially in cancer patients who may have compromised immune systems.

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