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cancer

3 steps to help prevent breast cancer

While certain genetic mutations can increase a woman's chances of a diagnosis, three specific actions can help offset the risks.

Ovarian cyst? Consider ‘watchful waiting’

Study: Most women can simply be monitored over time for benign growths, rather than undergoing surgery.

The fitter ticker

Modest increases in physical fitness can improve overall health, ultimately paying off with a healthier heart.

Study: Progress in pancreatic cancer battle

A trial found a four-drug regimen delivered promising results for some patients with this particularly troublesome form of cancer.

Break the cycle

Change your medical future by following this sage advice from a doctor who has seen it happen.

Patient Story

Multiple myeloma and Motown memories

After a lifetime in music and a courageous battle with cancer, Chester Lowe faced his final reprise. With the help of music therapy, he made every note count.

Unspooling the catnip conundrum

Our feline friends aren't the only ones excited about this plant—researchers are learning how its active ingredient could lead to breakthroughs in medicine.

Patient Story

Early diagnosis, positive prognosis

A bout of itching prompted Terry Beck to seek treatment for a suspected skin condition, setting him quickly on the path to cancer recovery.

CDC: 1 in 5 high school students vape

E-cigarette use also increased among middle school students, from less than 1 percent in 2011 to nearly 5 percent in 2018.

Patient Story

‘Will you marry me?’

Told she doesn’t have much time to live, Rhonda White sees two wishes fulfilled in a tearful, joyful double wedding ceremony.

Common drug shows promise against lymphedema

Ketoprofen, a common anti-inflammatory drug, is found to significantly ease swelling.

Skin creams may be OK during cancer radiation therapies

Study: Light use of topical lotions just before therapy may improve quality of life for patients.

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