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What It’s Like to Get Cancer, and Be a Caregiver, as Young Adults

“This has to be a joke – watch me have cancer or some bullshit like that,” Tom replied, clearly caught off guard by what the doctor had just told us.

It was at this point that time started to stand still. After a brief wait, the doctor came back into the room. There seemed to be a shadow of some sort near his lung and they wanted to do a CT scan of his chest. We were not sure what he meant by shadow, but he informed us that it could be a mass of some sort or an infection …

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How Can Cancer Be Prevented?

Many cancer deaths can be prevented. Screening for cervical, colorectal, and breast cancers helps find these diseases at an early, often highly treatable stage.

What Is Cancer?
Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. These cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Cancer is not just one disease, but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute’s What Is Cancer?

How Can Cancer Be Prevented?
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Sun, Safety, Sunscreens & Cancer

Should we avoid the sun? Is all sun exposure bad for us? There is reasonable evidence that sun exposure does not induce melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

By: Keith I. Block, M.D.

As we reach the peak season of the summer sun, wisdom suggests that we pay greater attention to protecting our skin. Yet, there are questions about the best way to do this. Should we avoid the sun? Is all sun exposure bad for us? Are all sunscreens created equal? Does clothing afford any protection?

On one hand, we’ve all been warned of the dangers that lurk …

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12 Signs to Connect With Your Significant Other

Scorpios have a real interest in the well-being of their loved ones and can show quiet concern over them in times of illness and need.

By: Gary Goldschneider

March 21-April 20
Strengths: Independent, Honest, Energetic
Weaknesses: Self-unaware, Demanding, Pushy
Interactive Style: Purposeful, Focused, Dynamic

The Aries Relationship
Aries romantic partners can be counted on for their honesty and desire to maintain a close involvement. However, their dynamism is so great that you may not be able to meet their constant demands on your energies. Although they are extremely independent — and most likely will encourage you to …

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Cancer Screening That Can Save Your Life

Polyps are not cancerous to start and may never develop into cancer. However, over a period of time the slow growing polyps can turn into a cancerous tumor.

By: Natasha Morgan

After her husband Jay died of colon cancer, Katie Couric’s decision to become an advocate for colon cancer awareness and prevention lead to a five-part series on the Today Show aired in 2004.

Farrah Fawcett’s well documented battle with rectal cancer has once again brought cancer of the lower digestive system into the news.

Actions of famous people can have a huge impact on the general population. The more …

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