October 2013

  • Illustration of a woman talking with her doctor.

    Understanding Breast Cancer

    Early Detection, Improved Treatments Save Lives

    More women are beating breast cancer these days, in part because of improved treatments and screening. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found in its early stages, it may be easier to treat.

  • Illustration of a young woman getting vaccinated against HPV.

    Protect Yourself Against HPV

    Block This Cancer-Causing Virus

    More than half of all sexually active people get a genital infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) at some point. Fortunately, vaccines are available to protect against the most harmful forms of HPV.

Contributors to this issue: 

  • Vicki Contie
  • Nicole Martino
  • Dana Steinberg
  • Carol Torgan