Articles About cancer

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    JUN 15, 2021

    Surprising ways you may be getting sun-damaged skin

    Make coffee. Eat breakfast. Brush your teeth. Take a shower. This typical morning routine is missing an important step: Put on sunscreen. Why should you wear it every day? Because sun-damaged skin may be sneaking up on you. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancerdermatologypreventionskin cancerSun Protection

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    MAR 22, 2021

    Which cancer screenings do you need?

    You eat right, stay active, and live a healthy lifestyle — so you’re healthy, right? But just because you feel healthy doesn’t mean you should skip regular checkups with your doctor. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancercancer screeningsprevention

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    JUN 14, 2019

    Is sunless tanning safe? Here’s what you need to know.

    It’s widely reported that famous French fashion designer Coco Chanel made tanning popular — completely by mistake. In the early 1920s, Chanel got sunburned while spending time on a yacht in the French Riviera. Her sunburn faded into a tan and Chanel’s new “look” became all the rage. Afterwards, having tanned skin was associated with a life of wealth, leisure, and travel. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancerdermatologyhealthy lifestylepreventionskin cancerSun Protection

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    NOV 01, 2018

    What you need to know about lung cancer screening in Hawaii

    If you’re at high risk for lung cancer, it’s important to get a yearly screening test to help you catch cancer early, when treatment will be more effective. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancerHawaiipreventive carescreenings

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    DEC 18, 2017

    A Northwest member’s Facebook post leads to a cancer diagnosis and recovery

    As a professional health and wellness coach, Shelly Gonzales knows that her clients, friends, family, and even strangers look to her Facebook page for inspiration to help them eat right and stay active. One post dramatically changed her life — and potentially others’. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancerdiagnosisNorthwestspecialty care

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    DEC 18, 2017

    Start the new year by sharing hope

    In 2016, Vanessa Hsieh-Park, MD, thought she’d injured her hip while skiing. She hoped stretching, exercise, and physical therapy would solve the problem. ... Read More >

    TOPICSbone marrowcancerdonation registrymarrow donation

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    MAR 24, 2017

    What is testicular cancer?

    Testicular cancer occurs when cells that aren’t normal grow out of control in the testicles (testes). It is highly curable, especially when it is found early. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancerSymptomsTesticular cancer

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    NOV 03, 2016

    Fighting childhood cancer in Northern California

    Even if you’re leading a healthy lifestyle, you or a loved one could be among the more than 1 in 3 people in the United States diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes. It’s encouraging to know that Kaiser Permanente specialty care is helping our members with cancer get back to pursuing their dreams. ... Read More >

    TOPICScancerhealth careNorthern CaliforniapediatricsResearch

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    SEP 29, 2015

    Breast cancer: Early detection saves lives

    Although the exact cause of breast cancer is not known, most experts agree that there are several factors that increase your risk, such as genetics, age, sex, and race.   You can control some ... Read More >

    TOPICSBetter Livingbreast cancercancerprevention

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    MAY 18, 2015

    Protecting your skin from the sun

    Most skin cancer can be prevented. Use the following tips to protect your skin from the sun. You may decrease your chances of developing skin cancer and help prevent wrinkles.   Although people with darker skin don’t sunburn as easily, they can still get skin cancer. So it’s important to use sun protection, no matter what your skin color is.   Avoid sun exposure The best way... Read More >

    TOPICScancerpreventionSafetySummerSun safety