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Helping Hispanics Prevent HPV-Related Cancers: 6 Questions with an MSK Expert

Learn more about HPV and cancer risk in the Hispanic community, which has more cancers linked to the disease than any other group in the United States.

Nurse bandaging patient after vaccination

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HPV Testing and Pap Smears: Understanding the Latest Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

Learn about the latest guidelines for Pap tests, HPV tests, and pelvic exams — including recently updated recommendations.

Deborah Goldfrank

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Keto Claims: Can Diet Be a Form of Cancer Therapy?

A recent study in mice has sparked interest in the role of diet in cancer treatment.

An array of high fat, low-carbohydrate foods.

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Burning Issue: The Truth about Hot Drinks and Esophageal Cancer Risk

There is very little evidence that drinking hot beverages increases esophageal cancer risk.

Coffee cup with steam rising from it

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How Do Cigarettes Cause Cancer?

Everyone knows that cigarettes cause cancer. But what do we know about how they do it?

an illustration of a cigarette burning and smoke entering lungs

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Four Things Researchers Know — and Some Things They Don’t Know — about E-Cigarettes

MSK tobacco treatment expert Jamie Ostroff discusses electronic cigarettes.

A young woman inhaling from an electronic cigarette

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Three Things People with Diabetes Should Know about Pancreatic Cancer Risk

People with diabetes can face an elevated risk of pancreatic cancer. Two MSK specialists discuss the relationship between diabetes and cancer, put the risk in perspective, and discuss how to manage it.

Doctor pricks finger of patient with diabetes

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HPV Vaccine and Cancer Risk: Frequently Asked Questions

HPV-associated cancers are on the rise, but only about half of all adolescents in the United States have received the full series of shots. In this Q & A, Chrisann Kyi talks about why it's so important for young people to get vaccinated.

A nurse gives a girl a vaccination.

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Birth Control and Cancer Risk: 6 Things You Should Know

Find out what an MSK gynecologist thinks you should know about birth control and cancer risk.

A woman considering birth control pills

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Study Suggests More People with Kidney Cancer Should Be Screened for Hereditary Cancer Genes

Researchers have found that more than 20% of people with a type of cancer called advanced non-clear cell renal cell carcinoma have disease that is driven by inherited cancer mutations.

Papillary renal cell carcinoma under the microscope