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Cancer

  • Cancer Facts For People Over 50
    Find information on the basics of cancer, its symptoms, recommended tests and screenings, treatment options, and steps for prevention. 
  • Prostate Problems
    Read about the common signs of a prostate problem in men, such as frequent and/or painful urination; find out about risk factors; and learn how doctors diagnose prostate cancer.
  • Skin Care and Aging
    Get tips for common skin care problems related to aging—such as dry or itchy skin, wrinkles, and skin tags—and ways to keep your skin healthy.
  • Smell and Taste: Spice of Life
    The senses of smell and taste can fade with age, affecting your ability to taste foods. Learn what can cause loss of smell and taste—like certain types of medications or chemotherapy—and what can be done to help with these problems.
  • Smoking: It's Never Too Late to Stop
    Read about the health benefits of quitting smoking, get tips to help you stop, and learn about the dangers of smoking and smokeless tobacco. No matter your age, it’s never too late to quit smoking and improve your health.
  • Understanding Lung Problems—Make Each Breath Healthy
    Get information about lung problems common among older people—chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, and lung cancer. Read about symptoms, causes, tests, and treatments.