Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
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%.
Aug 21, 2020 -
From the moment you find out that you have cancer, it can seem like your whole life has shifted. Where do you go from here? While there’s no roadmap for navigating through your cancer journey, these next steps can put you on the path toward getting answers and taking action.
Jul 29, 2020 -
Each year, cancer of the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. But the outlook is bright: Experts are studying many ways to prevent this cancer that attacks the digestive system.
Jun 25, 2020 -
Being a woman puts you at risk for breast and cervical cancer. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by getting regular screening tests. These tests are designed to find problems early, before you have any symptoms. Problems are easier to treat at this early stage.