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Race, Gender and the Ways These Identities Intersect Matter in Cancer Outcomes

Cancer care research usually overlooks the multiple identities of individual patients

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What Your Odor Says About Your Health

Sometimes an odor is more than just an odor — it can also be a warning sign of potential health conditions

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Cáncer colorrectal 101

Información sobre los principios básicos del cáncer colorrectal, quién tiene más riesgo y cómo puedes incrementar tus probabilidades de supervivencia si desarrollas la enfermedad

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A Recap: HealthyWomen’s Webinar, “CURES 2.0: Leading Women’s Health Forward”

HealthyWomen convened policy experts to examine the potential impact of the CURES 2.0 Act on women’s health

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Why Do Women of Color Have Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes?

Breast cancer treatment and survival are worse for women of color. Healthcare disparities are to blame.

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You Have Advanced Breast Cancer. What’s Next?

Advice about important next steps and what to expect after an advanced breast cancer diagnosis

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My Symptoms Were Dismissed as Hemorrhoids, but I Had Colon Cancer

My cancer diagnosis led me to appreciate the little things — and learn to dance

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I Made a Promise to My Son

In the 10 years since my son died from a treatable condition, I’ve helped pass legislation to save other children — but there’s still work to do

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Should You Wear a Mask on a Plane, Bus or Train When There’s No Mandate? 4 Essential Reads to Help You Decide

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that passengers mask up while on planes, trains or buses, but it’s no longer a requirement

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A Thanksgiving Nightmare Ends in Gratitude

I thought my son was fully vaccinated against meningitis. He wasn’t — and you might not be either.

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The 1 in 10 U.S. Doctors With Reservations About Vaccines Could Be Undermining the Fight Against Covid-19

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Over the past couple of decades there has been a shift away from upholding patient autonomy to prioritizing public health

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