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Terminal Cancer Didn't Stop This 87-Year-Old from Attending the Women's March

Mary Tanasse was ready to do whatever it takes to make it to the Women's March in Washington last Saturday. Despite being diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, the 87-year-old hospice patient was determined to be with her family and witness history.

Even in the face of deteriorating health, the grandmother of 27 was determined to make her wish come trueand asked her doctors to do everything in their power to ensure she had a chance to stand up for her beliefs.

Spicy Foods Might Be the Secret to a Longer Life

Forget kale, chia seeds, and EVOO—the secret to living a long-ass life might just be found inside your Chipotle burrito. Yes, really. Consuming red hot chili peppers (no, not the band—the kind used to make sriracha) might lead to a reduced risk of mortality, according to a new study published in PLoS ONE.

Cervical Cancer Is Deadlier Than Previously Thought

The risk of dying from cervical cancer has been significantly underestimated, especially for black women, according to research published in the journal Cancer. The study found black women are dying from cervical cancer at a rate 77 percent higher than previously thought, while white women are dying at a rate 47 percent higher.

Should You Get a Genetic Test for Lynch Syndrome?

It's no secret that one of the keys to beating many types of cancer is catching it early—and the best way to do that is to study up on your family history, taking note of any potential risk factors. And much like getting tested for the BRCA gene can help you be on the lookout for breast cancer, there's another cancer-causing genetic condition you may want to put on your radar. Its street name: Lynch syndrome.