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  • Middle-aged man reads a medicine bottle label. Methotrexate is a strong medicine that is used to treat some types of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and several other conditions.

    Methotrexate

    Methotrexate is a strong medicine that is used to treat some types of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and several other… system. This makes your immune system less active. Methotrexate is used to treat: Certain types of cancer. These include breast cancer, lung cancer, some cancers…

  • Colonoscopy

    A colonoscopy is a screening test that will help your doctor check for colorectal cancer. It may be used for… There are many reasons your doctor may order a colonoscopy for you. Most commonly, the procedure is used to look for colorectal cancer. The American…

  • A doctor’s gloved hand holding a disposable speculum

    Pap Smear (Pap Test)

    A Pap smear is a medical exam used to determine if a woman has cervical cancer. It’s performed by a… called a biopsy. The tissue will be examined in a lab to determine if cancerous cells are present. If your doctor finds cancer, they will…

  • Zoomed out and zoomed in view of the brain’s pituitary gland

    Pituitary Tumors

    The pituitary gland is located in your brain and produces hormones. Most pituitary tumors are non-cancerous… metabolism, and response to stress. A tumor can form in your pituitary gland. Typically, it is benign and will not lead to cancer. This is known as a pituitary…

  • A hand grabbing a pinch of snuff

    Smokeless Tobacco: Tips on how to stop

    Smokeless tobacco products are just as bad for you as smoking. They can lead to health problems including cancer. Resources… Bad breath Teeth staining Tooth decay Receding gums Mouth sores Over time, use can cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco contains 28 carcinogens, or cancer-causing agents. The…

  • A close-up of a boy getting an injection in his right upper arm

    HPV Vaccine is for Boys, Too

    Girls—and boys—can both benefit from getting the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The vaccine reduces chances of developing some cancers later… reduce their chances of developing some cancers if they get the vaccine. The HPV vaccine was first developed to help prevent cervical cancer in women…

  • A lipoma under the skin by the elbow. Lipomas are slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the skin.

    Lipomas

    Lipomas are slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the skin… What are lipomas? Lipomas are benign (not cancerous), slow-growing tumors that come from fat cells. They are usually round, moveable lumps under the skin. They feel…

  • Dermatologist using a magnifying glass to examine an atypical mole on a woman’s shoulder

    Atypical Moles

    Atypical moles are generally benign, but those who have a lot of them have a higher risk of developing melanoma… Atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) are skin growths. They are benign (not cancerous). However, they look like a type of skin cancer called melanoma. Atypical…

  • Family Doctors Are a Consistent Presence in Challenging Times

    Dr. Christine Khandelwal

    Working as a palliative care doctor has shown me how important a trusted family doctor is when patients face a… I sat trembling, clasping my patient’s frail hand as I held back tears. Patricia (not her real name) told me about being diagnosed with…

  • Nurse providing care to elderly man at home in bed

    Palliative Care

    Palliative care is designed to improve the quality of care for a person who has a serious or life-threatening… Palliative care is designed to help people who have a serious illness. The illness may chronic (ongoing) or life-threatening. This includes a form of cancer that…

  • Floor scale with tape measure wrapped around apple to illustrate obesity

    Obesity

    Obesity is a complex, and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure,… What is obesity? Obesity is a complex and increasingly common disease that is associated with many health risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes,…

  • Grupo de personas corriendo en el parque

    Fitness Habits to Make

    The best way to work exercise into your life is to make it a habit. If you’re not exercising regularly… Getting movement each day is essential. Not only will it help you keep up with your family, but keeping physically active also can help prevent:…

  • A close up of a woman placing a nicotine patch on her arm

    Nicotine Patch

    A nicotine patch adheres to your skin and can help you stop smoking… Congratulations on your decision to quit smoking! This is called smoking cessation. Quitting is the best thing you can do to improve your heath. It lowers your risk of cancer and heart…

  • multigenerational family riding their bikes

    Sports and Exercise at Every Age

    Maintaining an exercise program is important at any age. It can help you build a foundation when you’re young and… We all know that exercise is good for us. But it does more than just improve our physical fitness. It also reduces our risk of…

  • A older couple biking together outdoors

    What You Can Do to Maintain Your Health

    Good health can decrease your risk of developing certain conditions. Learn what you can do to maintain your health… A lot of factors play a role in staying healthy. In turn, good health can decrease your risk of developing certain diseases or conditions. These include…

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. This condition is associated with aging and mimics… What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. The condition affects the prostate gland…

  • A young woman with blond hair holding a red heart

    Caregiver Health and Wellness

    Caregivers are at increased risk for a number of health problems. Learn about these conditions and what you can do… A caregiver is someone who gives basic care to a person who has a chronic medical condition. A chronic condition is an illness that lasts…

  • Woman performing breast exam

    Benign Breast Conditions

    A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac inside the breast. Breast cysts are common in women. They might cause a… What is a breast cyst? A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac (like a tiny balloon) inside the breast. Breast cysts are common in women. They might cause a…

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