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  • Lower Cancer Risk By Getting Physical

    December 25, 2016
    With an estimated 1.7 million Americans likely to face a positive diagnosis of cancer in the coming year, preventing this disease in all its many forms is a strong concern across the country. While each type of cancer may have unique risk factors and recommended preventative measures, physical activity can play a big role in lowering risks for a...read more
  • HPV Vaccine: Guidelines Offer Advice for Increasing Use

    December 14, 2016
    The human papillomavirus, or HPV for short, has long been linked to such cancers as oral and cervical. A relatively new vaccination against this common virus is hoped to have a dramatic impact in the war against cancer by providing a way to prevent HPV-related tumors from forming. Doctors, however, are finding that many patients are taking a pass...read more
  • Healthy Alternatives for Red and Processed Meat

    November 24, 2016
    With more research indicating a rather strong link between overconsumption of red and processed meats and colorectal cancer many people are looking for alternatives to work into their diets. After all, protein is a critical daily requirement, but there are better ways to obtain it. If cancer prevention is the plan, these healthier alternatives to processed lunch meats and red...read more
  • Can Eating Sugar Promote Cancer’s Growth?

    November 14, 2016
    With nearly 1.7 million Americans anticipated to face a diagnosis of cancer this year alone, the need for active prevention is very clear. Many factors, including diet, weight and tobacco use can contribute to the development of this disease. Common sugar, however, hasn’t been proven to be one of the direct links. That said, there are a number of...read more
  • Screening Dense Breasts for Cancer: Experience Matters

    October 24, 2016
    With nearly 250,000 American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year, the need for early screening is very clear. Many women heed their doctors’ advice and begin going in for routine mammograms starting around the age of 40 or so. That doesn’t mean, however, that this test is the only or best option for all women. For those with...read more
  • Cancer Care in the U.S.: Great Advances, Many Challenges

    October 16, 2016
    The battle against cancer in the United States has come a very long way in recent years with more people surviving the disease than ever before. Even so, the landscape for cancer care remains rocky with a number of obstacles healthcare providers, policymakers and patients must overcome. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the number of cancer survivors...read more
  • Prostate Cancer Treatment: Radiation Alone Might Be Best When Comorbidities Exist

    September 24, 2016
    While many of the thousands of men diagnosed with prostate cancer each year have relatively easy cases to treat that is not always so. When high-risk prostate cancer is diagnosed more aggressive and often more invasive treatments are recommended. For men who also have other medical concerns, such as diabetes or congestive heart failure, life-saving treatment may also tax...read more
  • U.S. Cancer Rates Declining: How to Help Keep the Momentum Going

    September 15, 2016
    America’s war on cancer is paying off with an overall decline in incidence and mortality rates reported in the “Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.” The yearly undertaking is a joint effort between the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute and the North American Association of...read more
  • Treating Head and Neck Cancers in Some Elderly Patients is Advised, Study Finds

    August 25, 2016
    Sparing elderly patients from the rigors that go along with treatment is the primary thrust behind long-standing recommendations to not aggressively intervene when head and neck cancers are diagnosed in patients at age 71 or greater. After all, chemotherapy and radiation can take their toll on the body and may pose greater challenges than anticipated normal lifespan might justify...read more
  • Metastatic Prostate Cancer Outcomes Can Depend on Location: Study

    August 13, 2016
    Many of the 180,000 American men who will face down a diagnosis of prostate cancer this year will find they have a highly treatable, low-risk form of the disease, Some, however, will come to learn their disease is more aggressive and has already spread to other locations within the body. The diagnosis does not necessarily mean tragic results though....read more

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