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Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds
 
There's a lot of news about cholesterol these days, and with good reason. High cholesterol contributes to heart disease, which kills more Americans than all cancers combined. A regular exercise routine and good eating habits — along with medication if your doctor recommends it — can keep cholesterol levels under control and lower your risk of heart disease.
 
Learn how to become a proactive patient. Understand your treatment choices. Get the latest news on advances in cancer. If you or a loved one is facing cancer, you’ll want to explore the Cancer Knowledgebase, with separate sections on more than 60 types of the disease.
 
Enjoy good health at every age: know your body and how it works, eat well and stay active, and follow a plan for disease prevention.
 
Health Tip of the Day

Be on the Lookout for Scaly Skin Patches

Actinic keratoses (AKs) -- rough, red, scaly patches, crusts or sores on the top layer of skin -- are common, according to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). If left untreated, some can progress to squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer that can be fatal. See your health care provider if you have AKs on any part of your body.