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Colorectal Cancer Before Age 50: A Weighty Reason Rates Are Rising

The incidence of colorectal cancer is on the rise among those younger than age 50. One likely culprit, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology, is America’s weight problem.

Do You Know the Other Signs of Skin Cancer?

You probably know that a weird mole might be skin cancer and should be checked out by your health care provider. But do you know these other signs of skin cancer?

Women with Dense Breasts Have Higher Cancer Risk

Having dense breasts can make breast cancer harder to spot during mammography.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening aims to find the disease at an earlier stage, when treatment is more effective.

New Recommendation: Start Colorectal Cancer Screening at Age 45

The American Cancer Society recently issued new guidelines for colorectal cancer screening. Here are the details.

Rates of Melanoma: Down Among Young Adults, Up Among Boomers

One reason for the differing rates is that skin protection has been encouraged in teens and young adults, but perhaps not enough among older people.

What to Say to Someone Who Has Cancer

When someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, it might feel like something has shifted in your relationship. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or coworker, it’s normal to feel as if you suddenly don’t know how to act or what to say to this person.

What Does It Mean if You Have Dense Breasts?

Almost half of all women who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, and many don’t know what it means.

More Patients with Lung Cancer Are Surviving Today

Thanks to advancements in treatment options, more people are surviving early-stage lung cancer.

Look to Your Soles for Skin Cancer Check

When you are doing a skin check this summer for skin cancer, don’t forget the soles of your feet.

Fewer People Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in U.S.

The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has fallen recently. That good news could be because of better ways to diagnose these cancers, researchers say.

Stool Test Works Well to Find Colon Cancer

For years, colonoscopy has been the main test for finding colon cancer. But an annual stool test may work as well—without the unpleasant prep time, new research says.