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Did you know that lung cancer, not breast cancer, is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women? Actually, the term “cancer” refers to many different diseases varying by the type of cell showing abnormal growth and spread. Learn more about risks for cancer, cancer prevention tips, and other resources below.

Cancer Risks

Alcoholic Beverages and Cancer: What is My Risk? April 1, 2010

No Link Between Coffee, Sodas and Colon Cancer, May 7, 2010

Breast Cancer Risk Increases With Weight Gain, April 21, 2010

Tanning Beds Get Heat, March 26, 2010

Cancer Diagnoses: Do Some Cancers Increase The Risk For Others? - Dr. Magtibay (VIDEO) February 25, 2010

Higher Cancer Risk in Diabetics, Why Is This? - Dr. Hilkovitz (VIDEO) January 8, 2009

What Is Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment? - Genetic Counselor Kimberly Banks (VIDEO) May 20, 2009

Exercise Reduces the Risk of Developing and Dying from Colon Cancer, December 28, 2009

Top 10 Foods to Lower Your Cancer Risk, August 11, 2009

Ten Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Cancer Risk, October 29, 2009

Cancer Prevention

For Younger Women, Mammograms Not Too Effective: Study, May 3, 2010

Moles: Which Ones Indicate Possible Skin Cancer? - Dr. Heck, April 30, 2010

Skin Cancer Prevention: What Are the Best Tips? - Dr. Heck (VIDEO) April 30, 2010

All About Colonoscopy, January 23, 2010

Pap Smears, Mammograms and New Health Guidelines: A Perfect Storm for Women, November 23, 2009

Mammograms After 50, not 40? No Self-exams? What You Need to Know…, November 17, 2009

Cancer Screening, Is It Really All It’s Cracked Up to Be? November 12, 2009

Vitamin D May Play Cancer Prevention Role, November 10, 2009

Cancer, Which Healing Foods Help Prevent This? - Dr. Mao (VIDEO) August 28, 2009

Anti-Cancer Super Foods, May 14, 2009

Want to Stop Cancer? You Can, Experts Say, June 3, 2009

More EmpowHER Cancer Links

Remedy Needed for Over Diagnosis of Cancers, April 22, 2010

Diabetics Face Higher Death Risk After Cancer Surgery, March 29, 2010

Five Colon Cancer Myths, March 30, 2010

Self-Seeding of Cancer Cells May Explain Why Cancer Reurns After Surgery, December 29, 2009

3-Drug Combo Reduces Nausea After Chemo, May 11, 2009

Other Helpful Web Sites
American Cancer Society
American Lung Association
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Cancer Institute
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

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