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BY Amy Spallone, M.D.

Was monkeypox created in a lab? Can you get it from going in a swimming pool? Are only gay and bisexual men at risk of catching it?

You’ve probably heard a lot of talk lately about monkeypox. But it’s important to separate fact from fiction. So, what’s true and what’s false? 

Here are 10 monkeypox myths that you shouldn’t believe.

Myth #1: Monkeypox was created in a lab.

Fact: Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease...

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BY Ronda Wendler

The female hormone estrogen is “fuel” for about 80% of breast cancers in women who’ve gone through menopause. 

“Menopause itself...

BY David Hensley

Unless you’re a patient, or know a friend or relative who has it, I can’t imagine most people think too much about cancer — much less where...

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that lymphoma is an umbrella term that includes several subtypes? In general, lymphoma is a cancer that involves immune cells, either T cells or B cells.

These cells travel throughout your body to help protect you from infection and illness. That includes traveling to the skin to help heal a cut or clear an infection.  

But sometimes, these cells can go haywire, start to build up at the skin and become...

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BY Linda Ryan

Some survivors spend a lot of time worrying that their cancer might come back. That is totally understandable. But it’s also something I make...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Some cancer treatments can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections. This means that cancer patients can often...

BY Ronda Wendler

Hormones control nearly all of our bodily functions, from growth and development to emotions, sexual function and even sleep. But hormones...

BY Ramonica Jones Luckett

Sophisticated cyberattacks are more common than ever as thieves find new ways to steal people’s information and identity. Patients with cancer...

BY Kellie Bramlet Blackburn

When Angie Levinthal’s husband, Jared was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2012, she was terrified that he might not be there to watch...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

How many types of leukemia are there? What makes each one unique, and are they treated any differently? 

We went to leukemia specialist...