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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.


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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.


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What Do You Want to Know About Breast Cancer? Tell Us. Use Hashtag #KnowPink

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, cancer, mammograms, mastectomy, videos

There is a lot of misinformation floating around about breast cancer. It’s easy to be confused about this disease. Ask your questions in our post or use the hashtag #KnowPink on Twitter or Facebook. Join the conversation and get answers.


Acid Reflux could be causing more Esophageal Cancer

What You Need to Know About a Cancer on the Rise (Video)

Tags: acid reflux, Barrett’s esophagus, dr. raja, esophageal cancer, esophagus, heart and vascular institute, heartburn, videos

When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, there’s a trend in the U.S., and it’s not a good one. This disease of the “food tube” is on the rise. Know your risk factors, including acid reflux.


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If You Have Liver Cancer, New Treatments May Ease Burden

Tags: chemoembolization, cholangiocarcinoma, hepatitis C, hepatocellular carcinoma, laparoscopic surgery, liver cancer, liver disease, liver donation, non-alcohol fatty liver disease, radioembolization, radiofrequency ablation (RFA), transplant

Liver cancer is on the rise in the U.S., but less invasive laparoscopic surgery is easing treatment for at least some patients. Find out more.


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5 Amazing Brain Surgery Innovations

Tags: brain cancer, brain health, brain metastases, brain surgery, brain tumor, gamma knife, neurology

The brain, with its delicate twists and turns, can be a mine field for surgeons removing tumors while conserving healthy tissue. Here are five exciting innovations in the field of brain surgery that fight cancer and enhance patients' lives.