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Back to Basics: Take Extra Care for Checkups and Screenings

Calendar with reminder note saying: Annual Checkup appointment.

There’s no doubt that 2020 is different from anything we could have imagined. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to adjust to new ways of doing everything from work to school, travel, and socializing with loved ones. Another area of our lives that looks different is how we get routine health checkups and cancer screenings. Read More >

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Tips for Cancer Survivors During Stressful Times

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Feelings of uncertainty and fear may weigh heavily on people dealing with a cancer diagnosis or people who have had one in the past. Whether worrying about the risk of infection or about cancer coming back, cancer survivors may find it harder to stay healthy. June is Cancer Survivor’s Month, a good time to recognize and support people who have been told they have cancer. If you know a cancer survivor or are one yourself, here are some tips to keep in mind. Read More >

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The News on Cancer Deaths in the United States: Good, Bad, and Fantastic

Death rates from cancer dropped 26 percent from 1999 to 2018.

CDC works with agencies and organizations across the country to find ways to prevent people from getting cancer. We work with states to keep track of the number of people who get and die from cancer, and find out if those ideas work. Together, we can go beyond reducing the number of people who die from cancer—to stop people from ever getting cancer at all. Read More >

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Tackling Breast Cancer Through Prevention, Not Just Treatment

“I will keep getting my recommended mammograms, try to take better care of myself, get more exercise, and save the champagne cocktail for special occasions. And I am excited by the promise of healthier communities in the future, where women from all different backgrounds can enjoy more years of life, cancer-free.” Read More >

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Staying Healthy and Preventing Disease in More Ways Than One

Cassie exercising on water.

"We can't control our genetics, but there are some things we can control. So many people all around me were sick with often preventable diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. If I was going to remove my breasts to prevent illness, why would I not do everything in my control to keep from getting something else I could avoid?" Read More >

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