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BY Molly Adams

As we spend more time outside this summer, you may be wondering how best to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging UV rays and reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. 

Certain cancer treatments can also make you more sensitive to the sun, so you want to make sure you’re getting the right protection. Seeking shade is the most effective way to prevent sun exposure, but when you can’t avoid it, there are ways to protect...

Illustration of two bottles of cream sunscreen. One reads "Mineral sunscreen 50." The other reads "Chemical sunscreen 50."

BY Molly Adams

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know they can also vary in density? Breasts are composed of fat and glandular breast tissue...

BY Molly Adams

In the 1950s, German biochemist Johanna Budwig developed a diet that she believed kept unhealthy cells from growing. Known as the Budwig diet...

BY Molly Adams

One of the earliest and most common side effects of pancreatic cancer is pain. The pancreas sits below your sternum in your mid-abdomen and is surrounded by several other organs and nerves. “As tumors on the pancreas grow, they often push against these other body parts, which can be very painful,” says pancreatic cancer researcher Shubham Pant, M.D.

Pain can be isolated to the abdomen, or travel to your lower back, and can...

Illustration of a pancreas, with doctors and a patient showing treatment options for pancreatic cancer related pain.

BY Molly Adams

When you hear the word “polyp,” you may think of the colon. But that’s not the only place in your body where they can develop. In fact, you...

BY Molly Adams

Sometimes, routine health exams like blood tests can uncover health issues you didn’t even know you had. That’s often the case with a rare...

BY Molly Adams

When it comes to eating soy foods, there are a lot of myths about what’s safe for cancer survivors and patients in cancer treatment.

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BY Molly Adams

Daniel Frigo, Ph.D., developed a passion for science at a young age, inspired by his mechanical engineer dad and physician mom.

“I...

BY Molly Adams

A cancer diagnosis brings many challenges. But from physical and emotional changes, to scheduling and financial strains, social work...

BY Molly Adams

If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be hearing a lot of terms like stage, grade, prognosis or minimal...