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Prostate Cancer: Understanding Your Options
Prostate cancer is most often found in men ages 65 and older. This cancer affects the gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It also wraps around part of the urethra. This is why symptoms can include a frequent need to urinate and a weak stream of urine.

Act to Prevent Cervical Cancer
Every year, providers diagnose about 13,000 new cases of cervical cancer. And it’s estimated that the disease claims approximately 4,000 lives annually. Yet when it’s caught early enough, cervical cancer is highly treatable.

4 Red-Flag Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore
If you’re under age 50, you may believe that colorectal cancer isn’t something you need to think about right now. But cases of colorectal cancer in your age group have actually been rising for decades. And unlike an older adult, you may not be routinely screened for the disease. That makes it especially important to know how to recognize the warning signs of colorectal cancer. This could help you catch it at an early stage, when it’s easier to treat.

What Women Need to Know About Lung Cancer
Although breast cancer is more common among American women, lung cancer is the top cancer killer of women (and men) in the U.S. In fact, lung cancer has killed more women than breast cancer for close to 35 years.

Pets Can Be Good Companions on Your Cancer Journey
Many people think of their pets as part of the family. That type of close bond with an animal can give you an emotional lift if you’re dealing with a hardship, such as cancer. Below are a few ways that being around a beloved pet can help you feel supported during and after cancer treatment.

Living a Balanced Life During Cancer Treatment
It’s never a simple thing to balance personal, family, and work commitments. But when cancer becomes part of the mix, it gets even more complicated.

Age 45 or Older? Schedule Your Colorectal Cancer Screening
Cancer of the colon and rectum is the second deadliest cancer among U.S. adults. In recent decades, there has been a sharp rise in colorectal cancer cases among adults younger than age 50.

Help Your Child Thrive After Cancer
A child who has conquered cancer has much to look forward to. But as a parent, you know challenges still lie ahead. Here's help.

Cervical Cancer Risk: The Mental Health Factor
Mental health touches nearly every part of our lives, affecting how we think, feel, and act. But did you know it can also influence our risk for physical illnesses? New research drives this point home for one serious condition: cervical cancer.

Liver Cancer: What You Need to Know
Your liver is the largest essential organ in your body. Yet you probably haven’t heard as much about liver cancer as other cancer types. That’s likely because liver cancer is less common in the U.S. than other parts of the world. However, the number of cases is on the rise.

What Is Supportive Care for Cancer Patients?
Supportive care is exactly what it sounds like: It’s health care that offers an added boost of physical and emotional support after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Experts Offer 10 Lifesaving Tips
About 18% of cancers have been linked to things such as carrying excess pounds and not getting enough exercise.
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