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6 Early Symptoms of Breast Cancer That Are Easy to Miss

Dr. Gary says palpable lumps in young people with breasts are one of the more commonly missed or disregarded symptoms because they’re often mistaken for fibrocystic breast changes, the non-cancerous changes that give a breast a lumpy or ropelike texture, typically from hormonal changes that happen during a person’s period. This is extremely common, affecting […]

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‘Mean Girls’ Actor Jonathan Bennett Explained Why He Gets Screened for Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jonathan Bennett reminded his social media followers that sometimes cis men need mammograms too. The 41-year-old Mean Girls actor shared footage from his recent screening on Instagram last week. “I’m showing you what it’s like to get a mammogram,” Bennett, 41, said in the video. “After my husband […]

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Here’s Why Katie Couric Says Her Breast Cancer Diagnosis Is a ‘Teachable Moment’

She suddenly had flashbacks to the moments she’d been told about family members’ cancer diagnoses, including her first husband, Jay Monahan, who died in 1998 at the age of 42. “The heart-stopping, suspended animation feeling I remember all too well came flooding back,” Couric wrote. “Jay’s colon cancer diagnosis at 41 and the terrifying, gutting […]

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15 Best Gifts That I Received During Cancer Treatment

On October 3, 2018, one month after my 43rd birthday, I got the most shocking news of my life: I had ovarian cancer. After a week of unexplained stomach pains, I went to urgent care, and they sent me for a CT scan. The results revealed masses on both ovaries, fluid in my abdomen, and […]

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Banana Boat Spray Sunscreen Recalled Due to Traces of Cancer-Causing Chemical

Three batches of a Banana Boat sunscreen have been voluntarily recalled because they contain trace levels of a carcinogen called benzene, according to a statement from Edgewell Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat products. The product is called Banana Boat Hair & Scalp Sunscreen Spray SPF 30 and is packaged in an aerosol can. […]

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The Wanted’s Tom Parker Dies After Brain Cancer Diagnosis

In OK! magazine, Parker explained that he experienced “bizarre and unexplained seizures” for weeks over the summer. After three days of testing, Parker said, “They pulled the curtain around my bed and said, ‘It’s a brain tumor.’ All I could think was, F**king hell! I was in shock. It’s stage IV glioblastoma and they’ve said it’s terminal.” […]

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A Memphis Hospital Just Welcomed the First Child Cancer Patients From Ukraine

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, the latter nation’s health system has understandably struggled to remain adequately staffed, to keep vital supplies stocked, and to ensure the safety of patients. Fortunately, some of Ukraine’s most vulnerable patients have found safety in the U.S. this week. Four Ukrainian children with cancer arrived at St. Jude Children’s […]

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A Hairdresser Found Skin Cancer on a Client After Spotting This Symptom

An Illinois woman left a recent hair appointment with not only a fresh cut and color, but a tip that led to a skin cancer diagnosis, as Good Morning America reports—and she has her hairdresser to thank.  Hairstylist Sharon Lupo knew something was up when she noticed a new, unusual spot on regular client Mary […]

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Shannen Doherty Shares Details About Her Latest Breast Cancer Development

Shannen Doherty has not had the easiest eight years dealing with breast cancer, to say the least. In a new Instagram post, she shared a health update: “Early morning doctors visit for scans. Blurry eyed. Hair askew but the new bandage wraps made me smile! #cancerslayer” along with a selfie and a snap of her pink, heart-patterned […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ Singer Nightbirde Has Died of Breast Cancer at Only 31

In sad news, Jane Marczewski, who went by the stage name Nightbirde, died on Saturday after four years of living with breast cancer. The Ohio-based singer was a contestant on America’s Got Talent during the most recent season, Season 16, finding fame when she was awarded judge Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer. She was just 31 years […]

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Comedian Kathy Griffin Skinny-Dipped to Celebrate a Lung Cancer Recovery Milestone

Kathy Griffin appears to be having the time of her life celebrating her recovery from lung cancer. In a sun-drenched video the Search Party star shared on social media, she’s taking in a glorious ocean view from the calm waters of an infinity pool. Oh, and she’s nude. Alongside this clip, the comedian shared some exciting news: […]

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Sofía Vergara Reflects on Her Journey as a Cancer Survivor

Sofía Vergara used World Cancer Day 2022 as an opportunity to open up about being a cancer survivor. On February 4, the actor posted an old photo of herself taken shortly after she underwent thyroid cancer surgery more than 20 years ago. In the caption, Vergara reflected on how cancer “became part of my story” […]

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How Biden Wants to Reduce Cancer Deaths by Half

In 2022, there will be approximately 1.9 million new cancer cases in the United States, as well as 609,360 deaths caused by cancer. Given these figures, it’s a fitting time for the Biden administration to revive Cancer Moonshot, a cancer-fighting program that originated during the Obama administration. Speaking from the White House today, President Joe […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Just Accept Being Tired All the Time

When you’re feeling tired all the time, it’s easy to dismiss the constant fatigue as no biggie. After all, practically everyone is exhausted; it’s an unfortunate side effect of living through such stressful, unprecedented times. But there’s a difference between instantly drifting off at bedtime and actually struggling with extreme fatigue all day. When you’re […]

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Nick Cannon Shares More About Losing His Son to Brain Cancer

On the December 7 episode of his daytime talk show, Nick Cannon announced that his five-month-old son, Zen, had died over the weekend due to a malignant brain tumor. A week later, Cannon is opening up about the emotionally harrowing experience as he and Zen’s mother, Alyssa Scott, mourn their loss. In a new interview […]