Monthly articles designed to help you acheive your best health ever.
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.
May 28, 2020 -
The best way to reduce your risk of dying from lung cancer is not smoking. However, smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer may be able to lower their odds of death from the disease by getting a lung cancer CT scan. This test can detect lung cancer early, when successful treatment may be more likely.
Apr 30, 2020 -
A new study finds a 51 percent increase in the rates of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma on the heads and necks of kids, teens, and young adults in North America over the past two decades.
Mar 24, 2020 -
Colorectal cancer is a tale of two age groups. Although the disease is still more common in people older than 50, rates have been falling for this population. Credit increased screening—which can prevent some cases by finding precancerous growths—as one reason for this decline. But among those younger than 50, colorectal cancer rates have risen since the early ’90s.
Feb 27, 2020 -
Exercise can improve your health physically and mentally on the other side of a cancer diagnosis.
Feb 10, 2020 -
Using a tanning bed—and the intense ultraviolet radiation (UV) you’re exposed to while tanning—puts you at a higher risk for skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form, compared with people who don’t tan indoors.
Jan 7, 2020 -
Human papillomavirus eventually infects nearly every sexually active person, male or female. Boys and men also face consequences. The virus can cause cancers of the mouth, back of the throat, penis, and anus, along with genital warts.
Nov 21, 2019 -
As you move on with your life as a cancer survivor, it’s important to know that you may still deal with physical and emotional scars. Being prepared to adjust to life after cancer can help you ease your mind and keep you healthy.
Oct 23, 2019 -
Losing weight may help protect women against breast cancer (after menopause) and men from aggressive types of prostate cancer.