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Cocoa May Prevent Colon Cancer

Popping a piece of chocolate every day may offer protection against colon cancer. Here's why and the best bites for you.

Cosmetics, Parabens, and Cancer: What Are the Facts?

If you re confused about the potential link between parabens and cancer, you re not alone. Get the facts.

Health by the Numbers: Breast Cancer

Breast cancer death rates have been declining, thanks to increased prevention and improved treatments. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Cancer

If detected early, many forms of cancer can be successfully treated. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

Health by the Numbers: Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, but it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Here's a look at the disease by the numbers.

What's Your Perfect Body Weight?

When it comes to a healthy body, the number on the scale may not be telling the whole story.

Bowel and Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

A new test may save thousands of lives by helping doctors diagnose bowel and pancreatic cancers earlier.

5 Symptoms Men Ignore

Men can prevent health risks by paying attention to changes in their body and seeing their doctor when something isn't right.

Dealing With Advanced Prostate Cancer

According to the American Urological Association, there are effective, life-extending treatments available today for men with advanced prostate cancer.

Cancer Vaccine Progress

Scientists are at work on a vaccine that would prevent the development of cancer cells in the body. Get the update.

Cancer Studies and Statistics: What Do the Terms Mean?

Understanding basic cancer-study terms such as "statistical significance" and "NNT" can help you evaluate your treatment options.

What Are Today's Mammogram Guidelines?

What do the guidelines from the United States Preventive Task Force mean for you?

Why Are There Cancer Drug Shortages?

Cancer drug shortages are a horrifying reality. Here's why it happens and what patients can do.

Green Tea for Health & Beauty

With a wealth of antioxidants, green tea is used for weight loss, skin care, and for anti-aging. Is it too good to be true?

Heartburn and Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Occasional heartburn is no cause for concern. But chronic bouts can be linked to serious health problems, including cancer.

Why Do Men Die First?

Recent statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) give women at birth an average life expectancy of 80.4 years compared with 75.4 years for men. So why is there such a gap?

Vitamin E and Prostate Cancer: Is There a Connection?

When it comes to prostate cancer, does taking vitamin E help or hurt your chances of dodging the disease? A new study provides some answers.

What Are Cancer's Secrets?

Cancer still holds mysteries, but scientists have made strides in uncovering what happens when a body develops cancer cells.

Are Cancers New Species?

While it s long been accepted that cancer is caused by mutated genes, some experts now put stock in a different belief.

Improved Colon Cancer Detection With "The Mozart Effect"

Why would playing certain music boost a doctor's ability to detect cancer-causing polyps?

Marijuana for Cancer Care

This drug seems to offer relief from pain, nausea and vomiting, anxiety, and loss of appetite, which are common side effects of cancer and cancer treatments. And there are other possible benefits as well.

To Sun or Not to Sun? The "D Debate" Heats Up

Everyone needs vitamin D for good health, but a debate continues to burn in the medical community over the best ways to get this important nutrient.

Warding Off Skin Cancer

Skin cancer rates are likely to increase in the coming years. Find out how behavioral and dietary changes can reduce your risk.

What You Need to Know About Testicular Cancer

Here are the risk factors, screening options, symptoms, and treatment methods for testicular cancer, a type of cancer that results in hundreds of deaths each year in the U.S.

Spotting the Symptoms of Skin Cancer

Knowing the symptoms of the different types of skin cancer and where to look for them on your body could save your life.

5 Exams That Could Save Your Life

These simple tests can help detect common health conditions before they escalate.

The 10 Best Reasons to Quit Smoking

Many people successfully kick the habit, and you can too. Here, the top 10 benefits of smoke-free living.

How Are New Cancer Treatments Tested?

Understanding the "fair test rule" is essential for evaluating cancer treatment options.

15 Ways to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

There is no guaranteed protection against breast cancer, but there are things you can do to reduce your risk.

A Year of Living Less Dangerously

Keeping up with all your health screenings may seem daunting, but this list can get you started on a year of healthy living.
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