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How You Can Get the Best, Most Accurate Mammogram

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, health screenings, mammograms

Women often don’t realize they can improve the quality of their mammography results by doing a few simple, critical things.


You've been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What

You’ve Been Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What? (Video)

Tags: digestive diseases, dr. raja, esophageal cancer, esophagectomy, esophagus, heart and vascular institute, thoracic surgeon, video

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you may be wondering what comes next. Most often, the answer is surgery — which can treat the cancer while providing a “new normal.”


Old and New Way

What the New Pelvic Exam Guidelines Mean for You

Tags: abnormal pap, American College of Physicians (ACP), cervical cancer, fibroids, HPV, human papillomavirus, PAP, pap smear, Pap smears, pap test, pelvic exams

Gynecologists say new guidelines on annual pelvic exams could put women at risk. Find out what you should know about the yearly well woman visit.


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Could Sitting Too Much Boost Your Cancer Risk?

Tags: cancer, exercise, study

A recent study found that sitting too much can increase your risk for certain cancers. Find out how to move more throughout the day.


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Should You Exercise When You Have Cancer?

Tags: cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, exercise, exercise therapy, radiation, stress, yoga

After you receive a diagnosis of cancer, exercising might seem like the least of your worries. But there are many good reasons to think about keeping some sort of physical activity routine while being treated for cancer.


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What “No Ink on Tumor” Means if You Have Breast Cancer

Tags: breast cancer, breast conservation, lumpectomy

Breast-conserving surgery comes with a question: How much healthy tissue should we remove? A new guideline helps simplify the answer for patients and doctors.


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Don’t Smoke? You Could Still Get Lung Cancer

Tags: cancer, lung cancer, Lung Cancer Awareness month, lung cancer surgery, lung disease, lung transplant, lungs, quit smoking, smokeout, smoking, smoking cessation, stop smoking

Although cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer, people who don’t smoke also die from the disease. Here’s why lung cancer is everyone's health concern.


How doctors ID the best treatment for esophageal cancer

How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (Video)

Tags: cancer, cancer stage, cancer surgery, chemotherapy, digestive diseases, dr. raja, esophageal cancer, esophagus, heart and vascular institute, radiation, videos

When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, doctors carefully determine how far the cancer has progressed – and that information guides treatment options.


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Should You Take Low-Dose Aspirin to Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk?

Tags: acute pancreatitis, aspirin, pancreas, pancreas transplant, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic disease, pancreatic transplant

A recent study links low-dose aspirin use to a reduced risk of pancreatic cancer, but overall study results are mixed. Find out why daily aspirin could be appropriate for some patients.


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Dense Breasts and What They Mean for Your Mammograms

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer prevention, mammograms, MRI, tomosynthesis, ultrasound

A mammogram can find cancer early. But this test has some limitations that can require further testing, especially for women with dense breast tissue. Find out how breast density figures into breast cancer screening.