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Living with Cancer

Being diagnosed with cancer prompts many questions. Here are some of the concerns commonly expressed by individuals coping with cancer--and how to address them. Full Story

Get the Facts: Estrogen/Progestin Hormone Therapy

HRT, or postmenopausal hormone therapy, uses estrogen and progestin. Before you throw away your pills, get the facts. Full Story

Building Your Team

Your doctors assemble a team of professionals to address your illness and its treatment. Find out how to utilise that team and who the "most valuable player" is. Full Story

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Women's Cancer Information Center Expands Content

Through its partnership with Healthology, the Women's Cancer Information Center is pleased to provide additional search options and access to more general health information of interest to our visitors. Please visit the General Health section.

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May 2004 - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending against routine screening for ovarian cancer.

May 2004 - GlaxoSmithKline' announces cervical cancer vaccine on the horizon.

May 2004 - An aspirin a day may keep breast cancer away, according to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, Weill Cornell, and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers.

CA125 Test

What does a CA125 test do, and does a high count mean I have cancer? Does a low count mean I don't?