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Don’t Skip This Screening. An Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screening Could Save Your Life

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, and April 10–16, 2016, is Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, which are sponsored by the Oral Cancer Foundation and Head and Neck Cancer Alliance, respectively. In 2016, about 48,250 people in the United States will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer—the largest group of cancers that fall […]

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5 Top Resources for Cancer Survivors

Today, there are 14 million cancer survivors in the United States.1 As stated by the CDC, a cancer survivor is anyone “who has been diagnosed with cancer, from the time of diagnosis throughout his or her life.”2 After diagnosis and treatment, survivors may face new challenges related to all aspects of life. As such, awareness, […]

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Talking About Colon Cancer Tests

CDC: Get Off Your Butt and Get Tested for Colon Cancer!

It is an appointment that people put off for a long time. It fills people with more dread than even a trip to the dentist. A colonoscopy is by no means an enjoyable procedure, but it is an essential one nonetheless. The CDC is hoping to draw attention to the fact that far too many […]

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How to Check for Skin Cancer with a Self Exam

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. A monthly self-exam, as recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, can help you spot the disease in its cancerous and precancerous stages. When […]

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5 Tips for Better Colonoscopy Prep

Any procedure that involves examining the large intestine and rectum to ensure they are free of cancerous growths sounds unpleasant. However, it’s not really the colonoscopy we dread. It’s the preparation. Fear prevents 7 out of 10 people age 50 and older from getting this recommended screening, according to a Colon Cancer Alliance survey. Seventy-three […]

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Note This booklet is only about non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is not about Hodgkin lymphoma (also called Hodgkin disease). People with Hodgkin lymphoma have different treatment options. Instead of this booklet, they may want to read What You Need To Know About™ Hodgkin Lymphoma. See PDF for more information about NCI booklets. About This Booklet This […]

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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer of older men, and an estimated 30,000 men will die from this disease every year. Scientific research on the detection and treatment of prostate cancer is ongoing. Studies have not proven whether early detection helps patients live longer, and it will be five to 10 more years before […]

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Lung cancer

Note: This document is specifically about the small-cell type of lung cancer. What is cancer? The body is made up of trillions of living cells. Normal body cells grow, divide, and die in an orderly fashion. During the early years of a person’s life, normal cells divide faster to allow the person to grow. After […]

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer is a common cancer in women. Fortunately, great progress has been made in detecting and treating breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer can be detected, the greater the chance for a cure. In fact, women who have small, localized breast cancers have an excellent chance of living many years after cancer treatment. Mammography […]

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Colon cancer

Screening for Colon Cancer Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States today. It is also highly curable. If simple steps are followed, colon cancer may often be detected and prevented. In fact, earlier detection can increase the cure rate of colon cancer to 91 percent. At age 50 – […]

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