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Cancer Information Highlights, May 10, 2017

Cancer Information Highlights, May 10, 2017

National Cancer Institute

Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI
Patients Who Choose No Intervention for Small Thyroid Cancers Report Lack of Support
A new study shows that patients who choose not to have a biopsy or get treatment for small, asymptomatic thyroid cancers may not get support from doctors and loved ones.
In an Era of Precision Medicine, Testing New Approaches to Breast Cancer Screening
Researchers are testing approaches that could identify those at risk of breast cancer who need to be screened and screening intervals that are appropriate for each person’s level of risk.
Risk Factors: Sunlight
This page has been updated with information about how to protect your skin from the sun.
Video--Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer | Did You Know?

This video discusses the different types of oral cavity and pharynx cancers, their risk factors, symptoms, and survival trends.
NCI Contact Center Has New Operating Hours

Information specialists at the NCI Contact Center are now available to help answer your cancer-related questions in English and Spanish Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. ET.

Drug Information Updates
New Drug for Bladder Cancer

We've added a new drug summary for durvalumab. It was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat urothelial carcinoma, which is a type of bladder cancer.
Also of Interest
Skin Cancer

May is Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Visit our Skin Cancer page to learn about the different types of skin cancer and their treatment, causes, and ways to prevent them.
The Genetics of Cancer

Learn about genetic changes, how they may be inherited or acquired during a person's life, how they can increase cancer risk, and genetic testing for mutations.
Dictionary of Cancer Terms

The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features thousands of terms related to cancer and medicine.

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