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Sep 14, 2019
This Common Spice Speeds Metabolism, Improves Blood Pressure, and Wards Off Cancer
A little kick never hurt anyone! In fact, it could even help boost your health in a few surprising ways. Cayenne pepper, possibly the most underutilized spice in your pantry, could actually boost...
Nov 7, 2018
Women Who Prefer Mornings Have a Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Suggests
If you're an early riser, then give yourself a pat on the back. New research suggests that women who are morning people have a lower risk of developing breast cancer. The November 2018 research,...
Oct 2, 2018
Find Out Your Breast Cancer Risk in 5 Minutes With This Simple Quiz
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's as good a time as ever to find out your risk of developing breast cancer. Bright Pink, a nonprofit focused on educating young women about...
Aug 28, 2018
7 Health Benefits of Red Wine Worthy of a Toast
Is there a better way to celebrate National Red Wine Day (yes, that’s a thing, and it’s today) than with a glass of wine before bed to relax? For many of us, a splash of merlot is a small way to...
Jul 18, 2018
World's First Melanoma Blood Test Could Detect Early Signs of Cancer
Researchers at Edith Cowan University may have discovered a game-changing way to prevent the number of deaths due to melanoma, a type of skin cancer: a new blood test. For their trials, 105...
Jul 9, 2018
Michael Bublé Reveals the Life Lessons His Son's Cancer Battle Has Taught Him
Michael Bublé and his wife, Luisana Lopilato, went through a living nightmare after their 4-year-old son Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer in October 2016. After watching his son go through...
Jun 1, 2018
I Tried 8 Rounds of Chemo, a Double Mastectomy, and Gamma Knife Therapy to Remove 21 Brain Tumors
Lynn Wyatt, a mom of two, is an Atlanta native and a breast-cancer-patient advocate and grant reviewer with Susan G. Komen Atlanta. At age 40, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is the...
May 23, 2018
I Found Out I Had Breast Cancer a Few Days After Announcing My Pregnancy
Hitting the 12-week mark of your pregnancy is always such an exciting time. You can officially announce your happy news to the world, and there's no more hiding the nausea, or making up...
May 17, 2018
Joan Lunden Reveals How Cancer Changed Her Life for the Better
In First For Women’s exclusive cover story, bestselling author, journalist, and mom-of-seven Joan Lunden opens up about the wellness strategies that keep her slim, healthy, and...
Apr 24, 2018
My Best Friend Saved My Life by Giving Me Her Kidney
Creeping down the hallway, I couldn't help but giggle. "Shh!" My best friend, Kerryn, hissed, gripped my hand, and led me outside into the fresh night air. We were 16 and had snuck out of my home...
Apr 20, 2018
13 Things You Must Know If Pancreatitis or Pancreatic Cancer Runs in Your Family
Most of us don't give much thought to our pancreas, the organ located in back of the stomach that helps us digest foods. And yet while pancreatic cancer is relatively rare — it accounts for 3...
Mar 30, 2018
Man's Beer Belly Was Actually a 30-Pound Cancerous Tumor
After open-heart surgery, Kevin Daly shed an amazing 34 pounds, but the weight he carried in his middle just wouldn't go away. Concerned, Daly raised the issue with family and friends but was told...
Mar 24, 2018
I Thought My Daughter Had an Eating Disorder, But It Was Actually a 22-Pound Tumor
My daughter looked glum as she pushed her roast chicken around her plate. "What's wrong, sweetie?" I asked. It was the third time that week Cherish-Rose, 11, had left her dinner untouched. "I'm not...
Mar 9, 2018
Higher Levels of Vitamin D Linked to Reduced Cancer Risk, Study Suggests
Vitamin D is known for being the "sunshine" vitamin, because sunlight is such a great source of this immunity-boosting, bone-friendly nutrient. But could vitamin D also help protect you from some...
Mar 8, 2018
Erin Andrews Found Out She Had Cervical Cancer in the Middle of a Manicure
Sportscaster Erin Andrews has always followed her mom's example when it comes to visiting the doctor every year. Despite her busy schedule reporting at NFL games and hosting Dancing With the Stars,...
Feb 22, 2018
Two-Thirds of Women Mistake Ovarian Cancer Sign for Bloating, Researchers Say
We all get bloated, whether it's from excess salt, that time of the month, or eating one too many fattening French fries. But even though bloating is an annoying issue women may face daily, it can...
Feb 15, 2018
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Shares Stunning First Photo After Breast Cancer Surgery
UPDATE (February 15, 2018) — More than a month after announcing she had completed her chemotherapy treatment, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is "feeling ready to rock after surgery," and she looks happier and...
Feb 1, 2018
I Survived Ovarian Cancer — Twice
For many people diagnosed with cancer, the symptoms are obvious: bumps, lumps, and blood where it shouldn't be are all warning signs that something could be wrong. But for Narell Whitehead, a...
Feb 1, 2018
Amy Robach Talks About Her Early Menopause Caused by Breast Cancer Treatments
She might be a breast cancer survivor, but now Amy Robach, 44, is going through another battle caused by her diagnosis: early menopause. The Good Morning America anchor recently opened up about the...
Jan 31, 2018
9 Steps for Coping When a Loved One Has Cancer
This article was written by Karen Nimmo, a clinical psychologist specializing in health and wellbeing. Today I woke to an email from a young woman I worked with a few years back: Hi Karen, I’ve...
Jan 22, 2018
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Missed the SAG Awards Because of Her Cancer Treatments
She's having an amazing night at the SAG Awards, even though she isn't there! Julia Louis Dreyfus completed her final round of chemotherapy for breast cancer on Thursday, January 11, so she wasn't...
Jan 19, 2018
Scientists Are Developing a Universal Blood Test to Detect Cancers
Developing a blood test for cancer detection is a huge advance towards the survival rates of patients. Early detection is key to preventing diseases from spreading and ultimately impacting...
Jan 16, 2018
Having BRCA Cancer Gene Might Not Be as Dire as Previously Thought
When Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy after she learned she had the BRCA gene in 2013 — a gene that increases the likelihood of developing cancer — the world applauded. It was both a...
Nov 17, 2017
Taking Acid Reflux Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Stomach Cancer
A [new study published in the British Medical Journal’s Gut A new study has found that taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a group of drugs commonly used to treat heartburn, is linked to a more...
Nov 13, 2017
I Participated in a Clinical Trial That Saved My Life
My heart thudded as I stared into my husband, Daniel’s, eyes, unsure how to break the terrible news. “I have breast cancer,” I whispered. Lost for words, he pulled me close and held me as I...
Oct 23, 2017
Julia Louis-Dreyfus Lightens Mood During Cancer Treatment With Funny Photo
UPDATE (December 27, 2017) — Since announcing back in September that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has continued to work, travel, and generally kick butt. During...
Oct 6, 2017
My ‘Dense Breasts’ May Have Put Me at Higher Risk for Breast Cancer
Perhaps you’ve heard of ‘dense breasts’ – you may even have been told by your OB-GYN that you have them: 40 percent of American women are in the Dense Breast Club. Until I had my first mammogram,...
Oct 6, 2017
Woman's 'Cancer' Lumps Turned Out to Be Tattoo Ink
Relief is one feeling an Australian woman must have felt when doctors told her that her cancerous lump was actually the result of tattoo pigment in her lymph nodes. But even though her diagnosis is...
Aug 31, 2017
Mom-of-Two's Cancer Was Misdiagnosed as Thrush for 10 Years
Clare, 44, suffered from itching and burning for a decade and was given various treatments for thrush and cystitis. But it wasn't until she was left unable to sit down after an agonizing tear...
Aug 6, 2017
How to Tell When That Mole Is Nothing to Worry About — and When to See the Doctor (EXCLUSIVE)
We’ve learned a lot about how to protect ourselves from skin cancer over the years — when and how often to apply sunscreen, how to shield ourselves from dangerous UV rays, what to do once you have...