Michelle Blauser Standridge didn’t miss an opportunity to remind others to get their mammograms, especially during the three years she herself was battling breast cancer. She knew that early detection could save lives.

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Prostate cancers tend to grow slowly—so slowly, in fact, that some tumors never become a problem. But this is not always the case. One monitoring tool is a blood test for prostate-specific antigen, or PSA.

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Cancer can deliver a one-two punch against your immune system. First, certain types of cancer, like leukemia and other blood-related cancers, suppress the immune system more than solid tumors do, leaving one open to additional diseases. Second, certain cancer treatments suppress the…

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be terrifying. Even apart from emotional shock, a diagnosis means making decisions one never expected to make — about treatment, insurance, and communicating with others (family, friends, coworkers). Life becomes not just scary…

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One of the most common worries is that cancer will return once treatment is over. The American Society of Clinical Oncology lists six coping strategies. 1. Accept your fears, don’t push them away. These fears tend to weaken…

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