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Deadly Skin Cancer Is on the Rise Among Young People
A new study finds a 51 percent increase in the rates of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma on the heads and necks of kids, teens, and young adults in North America over the past two decades.

How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is a tale of two age groups. Although the disease is still more common in people older than 50, rates have been falling for this population. Credit increased screening—which can prevent some cases by finding precancerous growths—as one reason for this decline. But among those younger than 50, colorectal cancer rates have risen since the early ’90s.

Why Cancer Survivors Should Hit the Gym
Exercise can improve your health physically and mentally on the other side of a cancer diagnosis.

Love to Tan? You "Bedder" Believe You Need a Skin Cancer Check
Using a tanning bed—and the intense ultraviolet radiation (UV) you’re exposed to while tanning—puts you at a higher risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form, compared with people who don’t tan indoors.

HPV Vaccine and Boys: Know the Facts
Human papillomavirus eventually infects nearly every sexually active person, male or female. Boys and men also face consequences. The virus can cause cancers of the mouth, back of the throat, penis, and anus, along with genital warts.

6 Tips for Life as a Cancer Survivor
As you move on with your life as a cancer survivor, it’s important to know that you may still deal with physical and emotional scars. Being prepared to adjust to life after cancer can help you ease your mind and keep you healthy.

Why ‘Weight?’ Trim Your Cancer Risks Now
Losing weight may help protect women against breast cancer (after menopause) and men from aggressive types of prostate cancer.

Take the Lead in Colorectal Screenings
It’s important to get colorectal cancer screenings. They largely prevent or find cancer when it’s most treatable. But they don’t work if you don’t get them.

Have You Been Screened for Cervical Cancer?
Although cancer of the cervix was once one of the most common causes of cancer-related death among U.S. women, effective testing has dramatically changed that.

3-D Test May Catch More Breast Cancers
The 3-D test may give fewer false positives and catch more tumors, research says.

Step It Up to Cut Cancer Risk
Whether you prefer a neighborhood stroll, a yoga class, or a round of golf, exercise can do more than keep you fit—it may reduce your risk of developing cancer as well.

Are You At Risk for Ovarian Cancer?
Ovarian cancer is the deadliest type of gynecologic cancer. But you can help protect yourself by knowing if you are at risk for this cancer and what symptoms to watch for.
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