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Some Sunlight May Benefit Your Health, If You’re Older

Tags: skin cancer, sun, sun exposure, vitamin D, vitamin d deficiency

We all know that getting too much sun can be harmful to your health. But if you’re an older adult, sunlight – in the right amount – may provide health benefits. Find out why.


Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Lymph Node Radiation May Halt Breast Cancer Recurrences

Tags: breast cancer, lumpectomy, lymph nodes, radiation, radiation therapy

New research shows that when patients with breast cancer received radiation therapy to their lymph nodes, cancer did not recur in the original site or spread to other parts of the body.


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Women: Do You Know Your Breast Density?

Tags: breast cancer, diagnosis, mammogram, mammography

Next time you have a mammogram, ask for your density. Dense breast tissue can make tumors more difficult to spot and may be associated with increased cancer risk.


Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Exercise More to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Tags: breast cancer, exercise, menopause, postmenopausal, women's health

Three-hundred minutes of exercise per week to reduce body fat could decrease the risk of breast cancer for postmenopausal women, a new study finds.


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How to Do A Self Breast Exam Correctly

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, self-exam, women's health

Do self breast exams work? What if you always feel lumps? Learn how to do a breast exam that is effective, simple to remember and empowering.


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You Don’t Have to Endure Insomnia During Cancer Treatment

Tags: brain cancer, breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatments, chemotherapy, colon cancer, insomnia, kidney cancer, radiation, radiation therapy, sleep, sleep disorders

If you’re undergoing treatment for cancer, you may have special needs where sleeping is concerned. Get back to sleep with expert advice from Nurse Practitioner Jamie Schwachter, BSN, MSN, NP-C


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Breastfeeding Your Baby May Reduce Childhood Leukemia Risk

Tags: autoimmune disorders, breast cancer, breast milk, breastfeeding, leukemia, pregnancy, study

Hands down, a mother's breast milk is the best food for baby. Now a new study shows that there may be another solid reason to strongly consider breastfeeding your child: protection against childhood leukemia.


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Medicare Considers Coverage of Genetic Prostate Cancer Test

Tags: genetic counseling, genetic disorder, genetics, Oncotype DX Prostate test, prostate cancer, prostate screening

The Oncotype DX prostate cancer test allows more men with low-risk prostate cancer to choose active surveillance – sparing them unnecessary treatment. Now, a proposal for Medicare coverage is under review.


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What You Need to Know About 4 Gynecological Cancers

Tags: cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, gynecological cancer, HPV, hysterectomy, ovarian cancer, PAP, Pap smears, vulvar cancer

Gynecological cancers are relatively rare, and they respond well to treatment when caught early. Know the risks, signs and likelihood of developing one of these diseases.


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Why Dark-Skinned People Need to Know About Skin Cancer

Tags: cancer, dermatologist, dermatology, skin cancer, skin care, sun exposure, sunburn, sunless tanning, sunscreen, tanning, tanning beds, vitamin D

Think you can’t get skin cancer because you have dark skin? Think again. Here are the facts from a dermatologist.