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Cervical cancer is highly preventable because of vaccines and screenings. Talk to a doctor to get tested and vaccinated.

Smoking affects nearly every organ in your body from your brain all the way to down to the smallest parts of your DNA. Learn how each of your body’s systems are impacted by smoking.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Early Detection Saves Lives

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women. Although it’s one of the deadliest cancers in the United States, breast cancer is often treatable when detected early.

Mammograms, which are low-dose x-rays of the breast, continue to be vital in the early detection of breast cancer. To learn more, read the publication Mammograms by FDA’s Office of Women’s Health. You can read it online, download it as a PDF, and order print copies for yourself and loved ones.

Visit WomensHealth.gov for additional information about breast cancer, including symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and more.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

The most common cancers in children are different from the most common cancers in adults. More than half of childhood cancers are leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system.

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, visit the National Cancer Institute to:


Visit MedlinePlus for additional resources on childhood cancer. Topics include coping, nutrition, and finances.

If you are looking for health insurance, keep in mind that the new Health Insurance Marketplace begins enrollment on October 1, 2013 for coverage starting January 1, 2014.

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High blood pressure is dangerous and often without symptoms. Learn how to prevent and manage high blood pressure.