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  • Overview Lung cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the lungs. Your lungs are two spongy organs in your chest that take in oxygen when you inhale and release carbon dioxide when you exhale. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. Lung cancer claims more...
  • (Reuters Health) - When patients misunderstand commonly used medical terms, communication and decision-making may suffer, UK researchers say. In a survey of London oral and maxillofacial surgery clinic patients, more than a third of participants did not know the meaning of terms like benign or lesion and more than...
  • Overview Multiple myeloma is a cancer that forms in a type of white blood cell called a plasma cell. Plasma cells help you fight infections by making antibodies that recognize and attack germs. Multiple myeloma causes cancer cells to accumulate in the bone marrow, where they crowd out healthy blood cells. Rather than...
  • Overview Breast cancer surgery is a key component of breast cancer treatment that involves removing the cancer with an operation. Breast cancer surgery may be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapy and radiation therapy. For people with a very high...
  • About a third of America's most common cancers can be prevented through healthy eating, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight, according to the American Institute for Cancer Research. But the wide range of cancer myths can make it hard to figure out what those healthy eating choices involve. EN...
  • In recent entertainment news, celebrities have talked about the importance of seeking a second medical opinion when you face a serious medical diagnosis. A second opinion allows you to determine if the diagnosis is correct, and it helps you determine if the recommended treatment is optimal for you. If a person is...
  • After hearing your doctor say “You’ve got breast cancer,” it’s hard to focus on what comes next. You’re understandably scared, and your mind probably is reeling. You’re not prepared – no one is – to have a conversation about your prognosis and medical choices. From oncologist Jame Abraham, MD, Director of Cleveland...
  • During our America's Most Amazing Nurse contest, on which we collaborated with The Doctors TV show, we asked Prevention readers to choose their Fan Favorite among our five finalists. (Meet our contest winner here!)  Drumroll, please...The winner of America's Most Amazing Nurse Fan Favorite is Sandy Cross, a breast...
  • You know that smoking and secondhand smoke (smoke from a burning cigarette and exhaled by a smoker) are unhealthy. But another danger may surprise you — thirdhand smoke, which is residue that lingers long after you empty the ash trays. Thirdhand smoke is residual — or leftover — nicotine and other chemicals that...
  • FRIDAY, March 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overall cancer death rates in the United States continue to fall, but racial gaps persist, a new report says. Death rates fell between 2010 and 2014 for 11 of the 16 most common cancers in men and for 13 of the most common types in women, including lung, colon, prostate and...