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The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2017, 22,440 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 14,080 women will die from the disease. Ovarian cancer deaths account for more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. However, the rate of ovarian cancer diagnosis has been slowly decreasing over the last 20 years.

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Cancer treatments can definitely have a physical impact on the body during and after treatments. But did you know that they can also affect the way someone thinks and feels? For many, it’s normal to experience a range of side effects during treatment that can linger for months and sometimes years after treatments end. In addition, there are a myriad of emotions associated with a cancer diagnosis – such as stress and anxiety. For some, these feelings can also cause even more physical and emotional disorders like chronic fatigue and depression.

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The month of May brings our attention to skin cancer. Summer calls for a variety of outdoor activities, such as afternoons at the ballpark, outdoor picnics, trips to the beach or just a day by the pool. As this season is quickly approaching, it is important to understand what skin cancer is and how we can prevent it while still enjoying those long, fun-filled days in the sun.

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May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. Bladder cancer, a type of cancer that forms in the tissue of the bladder, is the fourth most common cancer in men. Despite this, bladder cancer awareness remains surprisingly low. It is important to understand the symptoms of bladder cancer and who it affects, as well as measures you can take to prevent it.

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Did you know that for every dollar the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center receives, we can leverage that for as much as $14 from external funding sources, including federal agencies such as the National Cancer Institute or the National Institutes of Health.

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Birmingham, Ala., is known for many being things. The Magic City.The Pittsburgh of the South.One of the hottest food cities in the nation. But what if Birmingham was known as the city that cured cancer?

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and despite numerous research advancements and increased efforts in tobacco cessation and anti-smoking initiatives, the disease is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.