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9 Quotes About Cancer That Will Inspire You

If you know someone battling cancer, pass along some of these famous and inspiring quotes.

The Unusual Signs of Advanced Lung Cancer

Because lung cancer typically presents without any symptoms, it’s incredibly difficult to catch in the early stages without a screening. In fact, many stage one lung cancers are found after a patient requests a chest x-ray for other, unrelated reasons.

The Difference Between Youth and Adult Cancers

Cancer is a disease that’s caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body. Though anyone can develop the disease, certain cancers are more common in children than adults, and vice-versa.

5 Signs of Breast Cancer You May Not be Looking For

One of the main signs of breast cancer in women (and many men) is a lump. For years, doctors have urged women to check themselves for lumps, in addition to their regularly scheduled mammograms. But is a lump the only way to detect breast cancer, aside from a mammogram? New studies suggest, no.

What is a Fluoroscopy?

If you were to think of an X-ray as a picture, than a fluoroscopy would be like a movie. Unlike an X-ray, which shows just an image of your body, a fluoroscopy can obtain real-time, moving images of what’s happening inside your body, as it happens.

How are COPD and Lung Cancer Connected?

While they’re two very distinct diseases, research shows that COPD and lung cancer are more closely related than we previously thought.

Is Any Form of Smoking Safe?

When it was first revealed in the 1950s that smoking cigarettes caused lung cancer, as well as an array of many other health problems, tobacco manufacturers were quick to develop cigarette “alternatives.” Today, you can find find chewing tobacco, herbal cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes in nearly every bodega in the country. But are any of these really a good alternative to smoking? No.

Spotlight On: Digital Mammography

In just 60 years, the technology behind breast imaging, and mammograms specifically, has come a long way. In the 1960s, radiologists performed mammograms by laying a flat x-ray machine against a woman’s chest. Decades later, radiologists discovered that compressing a woman’s breast between two x-ray machines gave a more detailed picture, and the standard mammogram was born. Now, years later, radiologists are benefiting from digital mammograms.

Imaging Tests and Cancer: Which Test is Best?

Today, imaging tests are more advanced than ever. And while they have been used to identify everything from broken bones to muscle damage, one of their primary uses is to discover cancerous cells and tumors within the body.

6 Myths About Sun Protection You Should Know

It’s happened to everyone — you come inside from a long day of working out in the yard, take one look at yourself in the mirror, and see your arms and back are sunburnt. While many of us simply brush it off, a sunburn is a clear sign that the DNA in your skin cells have been compromised by too much radiation.