Free patient booklet on ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

Our patient booklet, DCIS: What You Need to Know, helps women diagnosed with DCIS understand the difference between DCIS and Stage 1 breast cancer, and discuss treatment options with their doctor. It was funded by a grant from the DC Cancer Consortium through the Department of Health, Government of the District of Columbia, with additional support from the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation.

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Can Belly Fat Cause Cancer?

Belly fat is common among men and women. But did you know that having an “apple” body shape due to belly fat can increase your chances of developing cancer even if you are not overweight? Find out why belly fat is dangerous and what you can do to reduce risks.

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Ginkgo Biloba May Help Memory, but May Have Serious Health Risks

Ginkgo biloba has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and today it is one of the most popular herbal supplements, widely advertised as a beneficial antioxidant that helps prevent memory loss and dementia. Like most herbal products, however, there have been few clinical studies to see if these claims are accurate. Though both possible risks and benefits have been found in research, whether or not ginkgo biloba is good or bad for you is not yet known, and should be discussed with your physician.

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