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Cancer Awareness

Look to Your Soles for Skin Cancer Check
When you are doing a skin check this summer for skin cancer, don’t forget the soles of your feet.

Fewer People Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in U.S.
The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has fallen recently. That good news could be because of better ways to diagnose these cancers, researchers say.

Stool Test Works Well to Find Colon Cancer
For years, colonoscopy has been the main test for finding colon cancer. But an annual stool test may work as well—without the unpleasant prep time, new research says.

After Cancer, a Healthy Lifestyle Is Important
Not smoking. Staying active. Keeping a healthy weight. Eating a well-balanced diet. All these things can prevent certain cancers and make a cancer survivor feel better. For instance, exercise cuts the fatigue that often follows cancer treatment.

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Cancer?
The common cold may be easy to identify—a runny nose, sneezing, congestion. But what about cancer? Its warning signs may be far less obvious. Recent research suggests many people may not know them. Even more alarming: They may not consider such symptoms serious.

Pancreatic Cancer Is on the Rise
Scientific breakthroughs have made a big difference in finding and treating some of the most common cancers. For example, mammography has made it easier to find breast cancer early. The same can’t be said for pancreatic cancer. The disease remains hard to detect and treat. That’s one reason why experts predict more deaths from it in the future.

After-Cancer Care Needed for More Survivors
Being told you have cancer can change everything. You may feel overwhelmed and uncertain. The good news: More Americans are surviving the disease. That fact is highlighting the need for quality care after cancer.

Are You Addicted to Tanning?
Catching some rays isn’t the best way to spend your summer days. After all, tanning raises your risk for skin cancer. It’s the most common cancer in the U.S. Yet some people may crave that sun-kissed glow, suggests a recent study.
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