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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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3/30/2017 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Genetics vs genomics

Although commonly used interchangeably, the terms “genetics” and “genomics” are not synonyms.

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3/23/2017 12:00 AM

How does cancer do that? Stopping cancer from co-opting good cell behavior for its evil motives

Wily cancer cells often know what works and what doesn't when it comes to thriving and surviving.

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3/14/2017 12:00 AM

Genetic tests may be helpful, but understand their limitations

When it comes to managing the cancer risks you’re born with, you may gain new insights with the help of a blood test.

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Breast Cancer

1/31/2017 12:00 AM

Why it's important to know if you have dense breasts

Since dense breast tissue and lumps—both benign and cancerous—appear white on a mammogram, the tests may not distinguish between normal and abnormal tissue and may be less accurate for women with dense breasts.

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1/19/2017 12:00 AM

Medical tests women should have

Put your health at the top of the priority list by scheduling important tests that may help find, and in some cases, prevent cancer.

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1/17/2017 12:00 AM

What's the difference? Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Patients with either cancer may experience extreme fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite, fever and sweats and other common symptoms. And both are named for Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, the ground-breaking researcher who chronicled symptoms of the diseases. But there are important differences between the two.

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11/1/2016 12:00 AM

Don't let fear get in the way of your lung cancer screening

When it comes to lung cancer, or the suspicion of lung cancer, Dr. Melissa Haglund of CTCA has often seen fear hold patients back from screening.

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