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Support groups can provide extra strength to fight

Cancer is a prolific disease that continues to affect millions of people around the world each year. The World Health Organization says that each year 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million people die from the disease. Despite the prevalence of cancer, many cancer patients experience feelings of isolation when diagnosed with the disease.

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How to establish a cancer fundraiser

Cancer and its associated treatments can rob patients of their energy and enthusiasm for daily activities. But cancer also can prove taxing on a person's finances.
 
Depending on an individual's health insurance coverage, treatments can be costly and out-of-pocket expenses numerous. Those incapacitated by cancer also may find they are unable to work, resulting in lost wages.

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GMOs and cancer potential cause worry

The use of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in foods remains a controversial subject. The concerns about modifying genetic material in foods surrounds the uncertainty about the medical implications of consuming foods that have had their DNA changed in a laboratory. One such concern is whether or not there is a link between GMOs and cancer. To understand such a potential connection, it first helps to understand GMOs and why they spark such controversy.

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Reduce your risk for colorectal cancer

Colorectcal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both the United States and Canada. So say the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society, who project nearly 60,000 Americans and Canadians will lose their lives to colorectal cancer in 2014 alone.

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Learn to recognize potential cancer symptoms

A cancer diagnosis is a life-altering event. Those diagnosed with cancer typically wonder how the disease will impact their futures, including their ability to work and how the disease may impact their family's security.
 
Men and women diagnosed with cancer also often wonder if they missed any warning signs that might have alerted them to their disease prior to their diagnosis. Unfortunately, many forms of cancer have no symptoms in their earliest stages. When they do, conditions may be so mild that they are easily mistaken for something more innocuous.

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