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Cancer Overview

Cancers are named after the site where the cancer began, which is referred to as the primary site. If lung cancer spreads to the brain, the brain tumor is considered metastatic lung cancer--not brain cancer. The brain tumor is considered the secondary site.


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Today’s Interactive Tools and Multimedia

Animation: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Animation
Calculator: Cost of Smoking Tool
Clinical Wizard: Breast Cancer Risk Factors Clinical Wizard
Podcast: Laparoscopy Podcast
Quiz: Celiac Disease Quiz
Risk Assesment: Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment
Video: Carotid Artery Disease

Today in Health News

Appetite, Taste Changes Reported After Weight-Loss Surgery

Sense of smell also altered for some patients in British study

Health Tip of the Day

5 Steps to Eating Right

  • Eat less fat. Reduce your total fat intake to 30 percent or less of total calories. Reduce saturated fat to less than 10 percent of daily calories.

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables. Try for five to nine servings a day.

  • Take in more complex carbohydrates. Eat six or more servings of breads, pastas, grains, cereals and legumes each day.

  • Eat only a moderate amount of protein. You're on target if your diet contains 10 percent to 20 percent protein.

  • Reduce the salt in your diet, particularly as you get older. Sensitivity to salt or sodium increases with age, increasing your risk of developing or exacerbating high blood pressure.

Healthy Living

Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

Health Centers

Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

Your Family

Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.
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