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Childhood Cancer: Coping With the Diagnosis

Just the thought of a child getting cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. But while cancer can be life threatening, there’s encouraging news. Many kinds of cancer can now be cured or controlled to help give children a better quality of life into adulthood.

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Fun Summer Days: Eating Better, Getting Active

Warm weather brings lots of new opportunities to improve your health: plenty of fresh, local produce and more choices for outside activities. With some planning, you can enjoy the opportunities while avoiding the health risks, like hyperthermia and skin cancer.

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Looking Inside: Get the Facts About Radiation

Radiation can be dangerous, but it can also save lives. When you’re faced with a medical test that uses radiation, don’t let fear get in your way. Learn about the risks and benefits, and know what questions to ask.

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AgePage: Cancer Facts for People Over 50
(National Institute on Aging)
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Cancer Statistics
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Clinical Trials: Cancer Trials
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Cancer and Complementary Health Practices
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