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Lisa Fayed

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By Lisa Fayed

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    • Testicle Lumps Created: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A lump on the testicle may indicate many things, including testicular cancer. Here's what you need to know about testicle lumps and what to do if you find one.
    • Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Created: Sunday, June 12, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Although the symptoms of ovarian cancer usually do not present themselves until the cancer has spread, there are signs and symptoms to watch out for. Ovarian cancer can be difficult to detect and i...
    • CA-125 Test for Ovarian Cancer Created: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      CA_125 is test used to screen women for ovarian cancer. Learn more about the CA-125 test, who has the test, and why it's not used in all women." itemprop="description" Things You Need During Cancer Treatment Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      When going through cancer treatment, there are medical supplies available that make life a little easier. In these top picks, I look at the most needed things during cancer treatment!
    • Will I lose weight during chemotherapy? Created: Monday, July 23, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Contrary to popular belief, not all people lose weight during cancer treatment. Learn why people lose weight and why it can be an impediment to treatment.
    • Oral Thrush During Chemotherapy Created: Friday, September 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Oral thrush can be common during chemotherapy treatment. Learn how to identify thrush, how it's caused and how your doctor will treat it. Preventive therapy may also be available for some people un...
    • 7 Crucial Things You Must Know to Avoid, Battle and Survive Cancer Created: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Guest author Mark Patton reveals his experience with surviving cancer giving tips that only a survivor could share. A must read!" itemprop="description">
    • Losing Your Eyebrows to Chemotherapy Created: Monday, August 03, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Losing you eyebrows to chemotherapy can be devastating. Here's what you can do if they begin to think or completely fall out." itemprop="description">
    • What foods can I eat after a thyroidectomy? Created: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A reader asks what foods he should eat after having a thyroidectomy. A thyroidectomy is a procedure to remove the thyroid, usually when someone has thyroid cancer.
    • Cancer Insurance: Do You Need Insurance Against Cancer Created: Sunday, May 10, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Cancer insurance has grown in popularity over the years, but do you need it? Read more about the pros and cons of cancer protection insurance." itemprop="description" Sunday, May 22, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is cancer? How does cancer spread? Cancer is a group of over a hundred different diseases. Learn the different types of cancer, both common and rare types.
    • Ovary Pain Created: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Most women experience ovary pain at some times in their lives. What do you do when it becomes persistent? Learn the causes of ovary pain and when you should seek medical treatment.
    • HPV Symptoms Created: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A look into the symptoms of HPV, a virus that is linked to many types of cancer. Both men and women can show signs of being infected with the virus, but there are many cases when the infected person shows no symptoms.
    • Blood in Urine Created: Sunday, November 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Blood in the urine can be common with some minor conditions, but can also indicate more serious diseases like cancer. Learn what to do if you experience blood in your urine and what may be causing it.
    • Pleura Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The medical definition of pleura, a term often used when referencing the respiratory system and lung anatomy and function.
    • Parotid Gland Created: Monday, October 18, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is the parotid gland? Learn more about the parotid gland and how it can develop cancer in this cancer glossary.
    • How to Not Dread Having a Pap Smear Created: Monday, May 23, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      No woman looks forward to having a Pap smear. In fact, most women dread it! Learn how to not dread your Pap smear appointment." itemprop="description">ption">
    • Taste Changes After Chemotherapy Created: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      It is estimated that about half of people experience taste changes after chemotherapy. Here's what to do if you experience taste changes and how to cope." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Vulvar Self-Exam Created: Sunday, July 09, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Women should perform a vulvar self-exam every month. Learn how to do a vulvar self-exam and what you should be looking for." itemprop="description">...
    • Vulvar Cancer - What is Vulvar Cancer? Created: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What is vulvar cancer? Explore the basics of vulvar cancer, including the causes, symptoms, prevention, and treatment of the disease." itemprop="description">"description" Monday, July 17, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Enlarged, or swollen lymph nodes, can indicate infection, cancer or another disease that affects the lymphatic system.
    • Breast Cancer Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Explore the basics of breast cancer in this in-depth feature about vital breast cancer topics like the causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer." itempr expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ite...
    • What should I do about acid reflux during chemotherapy? Created: Thursday, May 27, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Acid reflux can be a side effect of chemotherapy. Learn more about acid reflux and what to do if you have it during chemotherapy treatment.
    • HPV Vaccine for Boys Created: Friday, September 11, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      With the expected approval of Gardasil's use in boys, many parents are left with important healthcare decisions about their sons. Here is what you need to know about Gardasil and the HPV vaccine."<...
    • Chemotherapy Side Effects Created: Thursday, June 02, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Many cancer patients experience side effects with chemotherapy. Learn the side effects of chemotherapy and medications to prevent and combat them." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...
    • Foods to Avoid If You Have Dry Mouth Created: Saturday, March 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      People with dry mouth experience challenges related to eating because of decreased saliva. Learn what foods to avoid if you have dry mouth." itemprop="description" Tuesday, September 20, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A mammogram should be a part of every woman's health care. How often should you get a mammogram? This FAQ outlines the guidelines.
    • Carcinoma Created: Monday, May 25, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      What is “carcinoma”? Learn what this word means in layman’s terms, as well as how it relates to oncology. Examples are also given.
    • Acne During Cancer Treatment Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Acne can be a common side effect of some cancer medications. Learn if chemotherapy induced acne can be prevented, why it happens, and what to do about it." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms: Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding Created: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      Abnormal vaginal bleeding can be a symptom of cancer. Learn more about vaginal bleeding and cancer in this article." itemprop="description">> Thursday, September 01, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A look into the signs and symptoms of melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer." itemprop="description"> Tuesday, September 20, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      A high PSA level can indicate cancer, but false positives can happen with PSA tests. This FAQ addresses what it means to have a high PSA level.

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