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Why ‘Weight?’ Trim Your Cancer Risks Now
Losing weight may help protect women against breast cancer (after menopause) and men from aggressive types of prostate cancer.

Take the Lead in Colorectal Screenings
It’s important to get colorectal cancer screenings. They largely prevent or find cancer when it’s most treatable. But they don’t work if you don’t get them.

Have You Been Screened for Cervical Cancer?
Although cancer of the cervix was once one of the most common causes of cancer-related death among U.S. women, effective testing has dramatically changed that.

3-D Test May Catch More Breast Cancers
The 3-D test may give fewer false positives and catch more tumors, research says.

Step It Up to Cut Cancer Risk
Whether you prefer a neighborhood stroll, a yoga class, or a round of golf, exercise can do more than keep you fit—it may reduce your risk of developing cancer as well.

Are You At Risk for Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest type of gynecologic cancer. But you can help protect yourself by knowing if you are at risk for this cancer and what symptoms to watch for.

Cancer Screenings: Key to Early Detection
More and more Americans are surviving cancer. This is partly because of early detection of the disease.

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Women with a history of gum disease were 14% more likely to develop any cancer, compared with those with healthy gums.

Don’t Give Cervical Cancer a Chance, Vaccinate Against HPV
The HPV vaccine can protect your teen against infection and HPV-related disease.

The Nation’s Toughest Cancer Foe
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early, which makes survival much less likely. Doctors are working hard to learn more about this malignancy—and how to stop it.

Colorectal Cancer Before Age 50: A Weighty Reason Rates Are Rising
The incidence of colorectal cancer is on the rise among those younger than age 50. One likely culprit, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology, is America’s weight problem.

Do You Know the Other Signs of Skin Cancer?
You probably know that a weird mole might be skin cancer and should be checked out by your health care provider. But do you know these other signs of skin cancer?
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