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    1. Skin Cancer in People of Color

      As a person of color, you might question whether skin cancer ought to be one of your top health concerns. If you're African-American, you may not even think you can get skin cancer. But you’d be surprised. "Anyone can get skin cancer," says Lisa Chipps, MD, director of dermatologic surgery at Harbor

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    2. 10 Cancer Symptoms Women Shouldn't Ignore

      When Caryl Engstrom, 49, found a lump in her right breast, she knew something was wrong. Despite a normal mammogram 2 months earlier and recent breast exams by her internist and gynecologist, who found nothing amiss, Engstrom knew she needed to call her doctor right away. "I just had a gut feeling.

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    3. Breast Lumps: 8 Myths and Facts

      When you feel a lump in your breast, it's understandable to be concerned. But don't jump to conclusions. Instead, take action. Call your doctor to find out what it is. Also, make sure you haven't fallen for any of these 8 myths about breast lumps. Most breast lumps women feel -- 8 out of 10 -- aren'

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    4. Preventive Double Mastectomy: FAQ

      Preventive double mastectomy is surgery to remove both breasts as a way to try to prevent breast cancer.   If you're considering it, you need answers to the following questions.   Some of the most common reasons are: Cancer in the family: Did your mother, sister, or daughter have breast cancer, espe

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    5. 10 Mammogram Myths and Facts

      You may have a million excuses not to get that annual mammogram, but your reasons may not be as good as you think. Don't blow off your appointment before you get the facts behind these myths and defenses. It's true that if breast cancer runs in your family, you're more likely to get it, especially i

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    6. Surviving Thyroid Cancer: Sofia Vergara's Story

      Is Sofia Vergara the world's funniest sexy woman, or the world's sexiest funny woman? Whichever way you put it, there's been a lot more laughter in American living rooms since the Colombian-born Vergara, 41, made the jump from hosting variety shows on the Spanish-language network Univision to starri

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    7. The Risks of Cancer Screening

      Routine cancer screening can save lives. It can also cause serious harm. This is the "double-edged sword" of cancer screening, says Otis Webb Brawley, MD, chief medical officer at the American Cancer Society. "Many of these cancers we treat and cure never needed to be treated and cured," Brawley say

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    8. Eating Well During Cancer Treatment

      Chemotherapy, radiation, and other cancer treatments can be hard on your body. Fortunately, making healthy food choices can help you feel better and speed your recovery. "When you're being treated for cancer, it's important to avoid extreme diets that may leave you short on key nutrients," says Vero

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    9. Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

      The outlook for men diagnosed with prostate cancer has never been brighter. Doctors now have a variety of ways to treat prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation, and drugs that slow the growth of cancer cells. Both the safety and effectiveness of prostate cancer treatments has been steadily imp

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    10. Healthy Eating When You're Sick

      Eating healthy meals isn't easy when you don't feel well, especially if you have a serious or chronic illness. You may be too tired to prepare food for yourself. Medicines may make food taste strange or unpleasant. Mouth sores or swallowing problems can make eating difficult. Or nausea, which is a c

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