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  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

    10 Things You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

    The numbers 222,520, 157,300 and 4 all have one thing in common. Lung cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there were more than 222,000 new cases of lung cancer in the United States in 2010. Over 157,000 people died of the disease in 2020.More >>
  • Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

    Coping with a Cancer Diagnosis

    There are an estimated 1.4 million new cancer cases diagnosed annually in the United States. For each person who personally finds out that they have breast cancer, skin cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer or any other type of cancer, there are many more family members and friends who will be touched by the news as well.More >>
  • Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    Dangers of Secondhand Smoke

    You could get more than the steak dinner you ordered if you go to a restaurant that allows smoking. You may also be given a side order of more than 4,000 known chemical compounds from cigarette smoke, regardless of whether you sit in the nonsmoking section1. This secondhand smoke contains approximately 250 harmful chemicals, including more than 50 that can cause cancer.More >>
  • Diagnosing and Treating Colorectal Cancer

    Diagnosing and Treating Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer. Those are two words no one wants to hear. Especially the second one. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in the United States with nearly 143,000 new cases of the disease diagnosed in 2010. Fortunately, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping over the last 20 years due to early screenings and improved treatments.More >>
  • Endometrial Cancer

    Endometrial Cancer

    What is endometrial cancer? How common is it? How is it diagnosed? What are the risk factors for endometrial cancer? How is this cancer treated?More >>
  • HPV, Cervical Cancer and You

    HPV, Cervical Cancer and You

    There are more than 100 types of human papillomaviruses. Some of them do not cause health problems and may go away on their own. But others can be potentially deadly, especially types 16 and 18 that cause approximately 70 percent of cervical cancers.More >>
  • Melanoma: What You Should Know

    Melanoma: What You Should Know

    More than one million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, making it the leading form of the disease. There are three main types of skin cancer, including the more common basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas that are rarely life threatening. But the third type – melanoma – can be dangerous and even fatal if not detected and treated in the early stages.More >>
  • What to Expect from Radiation Therapy

    What to Expect from Radiation Therapy

    Radiation therapy is a common form of cancer treatment used to kill cancer cells and prevent the disease from spreading to other parts of the body. More than 60 percent of people with cancer receive this form of treatment to slow the growth of cancer or decrease the size of tumors. In cases when a cure is not possible, radiation therapy may be used to reduce pressure, alleviate pain or prevent problems such as blindness or urinary incontinence.More >>
  • Why You Should Be Screened for Cancer

    Why You Should Be Screened for Cancer

    Most cancers start with abnormal cells growing out of control. Sometimes you will experience symptoms, but often you will not. That is why regular screening and self-examinations are so important. Finding and treating cancer in its earlier stages is much easier, and potentially life-saving, than waiting until the cancer has spread to other parts of the body.More >>
  • Women and Lung Cancer

    Women and Lung Cancer

    What did Dana Reeve and Beverly Sills have in common? Both were non-smokers and both died of lung cancer1. They are among the more than 71,000 women who died of lung cancer in the United States each year2.More >>
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