Cancer is a devastating disease, which affects millions of lives every year. Whether it’s you or someone you love confronting a diagnosis, we’re here to help. Get useful tips below for preventing, detecting, coping with and treating various types of cancer.

HPV: Facts to Know

  • Posted on: 28 May 2010
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Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., May 2010

HPV test or Pap test? Confused about which one you should have? And, when?
HealthyWomen can help you understand these important cervical cancer screening tests with your health needs in mind.

Download HPV: Facts to Know today. This handy postcard outlines the "who, what, where and how" for cervical cancer prevention.

Colon Cancer Screening: Don't Delay It

  • Posted on: 1 March 2010
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You may be assuming the test is worse than it is.
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Have you been putting off getting a colonoscopy for longer than you would like to admit? Read why it's so important to get screened and what other women have to say about it.

woman talking to doctor"It was no big deal. I don't understand why people stress over it."

"The procedure itself was totally painless and relatively easy."

"It was a piece of cake."

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From the 2007 preventative health women's health report
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Informed & Empowered by Donnalyn Giegerich's Story

  • Posted on: 20 January 2010
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Elyse Jankowski, HealthyWomen program assistant

"Less Fear, More Fun" were just a few of the words of wisdom shared yesterday by Donnalyn Giegerich, a dynamic speaker and sarcoma survivor, as she presented on the topic "Passion Is Always in Fashion."

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CAT Scan Radiation

  • Posted on: 21 December 2009
  • By: jleff

I heard that the radiation from CT scans can cause cancer. What's the story?

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References De González AB, Mahesh M, Kim K-P, et al. Projected Cancer Risks From Computed Tomographic Scans Performed in the United States in 2007. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2071-7. Smith-Bindman R, Lipson J, Marcus R, et al. Radiation Dose Associated With Common Computed Tomography Examinations and the Associated Lifetime Attributable Risk of Cancer. Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(22):2078-86.
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Breast Self-Exam Shower Card

  • Posted on: 19 September 2009
  • By: david
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Breast Self-Exam Shower Card
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Published by: National Women's Health Resource Center, Inc., April 2008

Finding and treating breast cancer early greatly increases your chances of surviving it. Hang this waterproof card in your shower as an easy reference and reminder for conducting breast self-exams. The card is 2 sided-both English and Spanish. Publication currently not available to order.

Cold Caps May Halt Hair Loss in Women With Breast Cancer

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Cooling the scalp with a specialized cap during chemotherapy sessions could help breast cancer patients avoid treatment-related hair loss, new research suggests.

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Could a Computer Help Guide Breast Cancer Treatments?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.
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An artificially intelligent computer system called Watson Oncology is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors in some cases.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News)—An artificially intelligent computer system is making breast cancer treatment recommendations on a par with those of cancer doctors, a new study reports.

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Worldwide Cancer Rates Up More Than One-Third in Past Decade

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.
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Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.

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SATURDAY, Dec. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News)—Cancer cases rose 33 percent worldwide in the past 10 years, a new study shows.

In 2015, there were 17.5 million diagnoses and 8.7 million deaths in the world from the disease, the researchers found.

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This Holiday Conversation May Help Save a Life

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
  • By: helen
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Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.
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Skip the political talk and chat about what's really important: your health.

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1988, my two sons were very young—my oldest, just shy of three and his brother just 19 months behind him.

In a way, their young age worked in their favor, because they were blissfully unaware (like toddlers should be) of the health challenges I was facing both as a young woman with a surprise diagnosis and as a mom of two very young children.

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