Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
Jun 17, 2021 -
Years ago, doctors may not have mentioned colorectal cancer prevention until a patient’s 50th birthday. But now, both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American Cancer Society (ACS) advise people with an average risk for colorectal cancer to begin regular screening at age 45. If you’re wondering why, here’s what you need to know.
May 24, 2021 -
Do you know what your breasts look like? Do you know what your breasts feel like? Getting very familiar with what’s normal for you can make a big difference. Even with advanced screening tools available, such as mammograms, some breast cancers are still found through physical exams.
Apr 22, 2021 -
Detecting cancer early—when it’s most treatable—should be a key part of your self-care plan.
Mar 26, 2021 -
A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is one of several tests your health care provider may use to screen for colorectal cancer. This take-home test looks for blood in the stool that you can’t see with the naked eye, often caused by bleeding in the digestive tract. A positive result doesn’t mean you have colorectal cancer. Other things can also trigger a positive result
Feb 23, 2021 -
Many people don’t delay scheduling their health checks for breast cancer, cervical cancer, or other diseases. But when it comes to screenings for cancer of the colon and rectum, a lot of us procrastinate.
Jan 25, 2021 -
You don’t always have to pause your career during cancer treatment. In one recent survey of cancer patients, almost 70% continued to work. That’s even as they had surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other treatments.
Dec 29, 2020 -
Mammograms help find breast cancer early, before it causes obvious symptoms. They’re an invaluable tool for women’s health. Yet not every breast cancer is discovered this way.
Nov 19, 2020 -
You may not hear much about cancer of the pancreas. But in 2020, an estimated 57,600 Americans were diagnosed with this deadly disease. That’s why it’s important to know what puts you at risk, symptoms to look for, and steps you can take to combat it.
Oct 26, 2020 -
According to a study from American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers, about 42% of cancer cases and 45% of cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to lifestyle risk factors—meaning they could be preventable.
Sep 22, 2020 -
Mammography is an important tool for detecting breast cancer early on, when it’s easiest to treat. According to the American Cancer Society, screening mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by approximately 20% to 40%.