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Coping with Menopause Caused by Breast Cancer Treatment

For premenopausal women, especially those who plan to have children, breast cancer treatment can have some worrying consequences.

How Medical Detection Dogs Sniff Out Illness

Researchers are training dogs to detect certain cancers. Here's how they do it.

Can Antioxidants Make Cancer Worse?

Food for thought, for cancer patients and others.

Common Side Effects From Chemotherapy

What causes common chemo side effects like skin rashes, hair loss, fatigue, and infections, with tips on how to cope.

10 Helpful Apps for Cancer Patients

Let these cancer management apps help you cope.

Are You at Risk for Pancreatic Cancer?

Many people have lesions on their pancreas, which can lead to cancer. Now, researchers are finding out who is at highest risk. Here’s what you need to know--including 7 warning signs.

The Top 6 Carcinogens in America

Plus, how to avoid exposure to these cancer-causing substances.

Common Cancer Screening Techniques

How do these common tests detect potentially deadly cancers?

The Facts About 4 Common Cancers

… And how you may be able to prevent them.

Colon Cancer Screening: A Life-Saving Step

The importance of early detection--and a new option.

New Treatment Options for Older Prostate Cancer Patients?

A study encourages more aggressive treatment.

Aspirin and Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Can a daily dose of aspirin help prevent cancer?

Complementary Therapies for Breast Cancer

From supplements to mind-body medicine what you need to know.

Surviving and Thriving After Prostate Cancer

A survivor shares his story.

Painkillers and Breast Cancer: What s the Link?

Aspirin and other painkillers may reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in obese women. Here s how it works.

Diabetes and the Risk of Head and Neck Cancers

Could you be at risk for cancers of the head and neck?

Breast Cancer: 6 Lessons From the Past Year

What the latest research on preventing, detecting, and treating breast cancer means for you.

Thinking Pink: Savvy Ways to Advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness

Help ensure that your choices support the cause.

Should Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Have Surgery?

The Pros and cons of surgery.

Breast Cancer and Calorie Restriction

Can weight loss help prevent breast cancer?

Breast Cancer by the Numbers

All the latest statistics on the most common cancer in women.

Should You Be Screened for Breast Cancer?

New research suggests mammograms may do more harm than good. What do these findings mean for you?

Eat to Beat Chemotherapy Side Effects

A healthy diet especially important during chemotherapy since the right foods can help boost your immunity and reduce inflammation. Learn more about what to eat during this challenging time.

The Link Between Shift Work and Cancer Risk

Shift work (working during the time when most people are asleep) may increase your risk of cancer learn what you can do about it.

Should You Exercise When Treating Cancer?

For cancer patients and survivors, exercise can help improve physical functioning, fatigue, and quality of life and may improve chances of survival.

Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancer, but the headlines may be a bit misleading.

The Perfect Fit: Choosing the Right Mastectomy Bra

You might expect bra shopping after a mastectomy to be a different experience, but it's still all about comfort and fit.

Chemo Bath Can Extend Life For Some Patients With Abdominal Cancer

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), commonly referred to as the chemo bath," may offer an alternative option for patients with advanced forms of abdominal cancer.

"Cold Caps" May Prevent Hair Loss From Chemo

One of the most psychologically and socially devastating side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. Although not yet FDA-approved, cold caps have helped many women hold onto their locks.

High Cholesterol May Promote the Growth of Breast Cancer

New research from Duke University Medical Center finds a byproduct of cholesterol may be linked to the growth and spread of breast cancer. But are cholesterol-lowering drugs the answer?