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Listening to Her Inner Voice and Body and Knowing Her Family History Saved Her Life

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Family health history is a record of the diseases and health conditions in your family.  During this holiday season while families gather, take time to ask about your family history of cancer.  Read More >

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New Updates to the US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations Tool

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The US Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool provides quick access to data for researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and public health professionals. New data have been added, and the tool’s layout has been redesigned to improve navigation, data-sharing options, and visual displays. Read More >

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The Cost of Cancer

The total patient economic burden associated with cancer care in 2019 was $21.09 billion. with dollar sign symbol

A cancer diagnosis can affect life in many ways, both for people with cancer and for their families. In addition to the many physical and emotional challenges, many people worry about how they will pay for treatment or what will happen if they aren’t able to work or need to change how they work. Recognizing these costs for individuals and for our society is an important part of understanding the true burden of cancer. Read More >

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Talk to Your Doctor About Prostate Cancer and Make Your Own Decision

Lorenzo in the National Museum of African American History and Culture

“I asked many questions,” Lorenzo said. “For example, I asked what were the chances of reoccurrence. I also asked about aftereffects and recovery time. My main concern was survival, of course. I also asked about the effects on my quality of life following which ever option I chose.” Read More >

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Pediatric Cancer Can’t Stop This STAR Athlete

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When Tyler was 13, she found a lump under her right arm. The first test found that it was benign (not cancer). Tyler had surgery to take the lump off. Later, a different test found that the lump was a kind of cancer called a malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST), specifically a malignant triton tumor. MPNST forms in the cells around nerves. A malignant triton tumor is a fast-growing tumor named after the triton salamander’s ability to regrow lost legs. Read More >

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