Skin cancer may seem less threatening than breast, lung, or colon cancers, but if you have the most serious form of skin cancer, melanoma, it can be fatal. A dermatologist can perform a thorough screening of your skin, but between appointments, you need to monitor your skin for signs of … Read More
Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined. Though smoking and its associated cancers have been on the decline, lung cancer is still the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. But no matter how long and how much you have smoked, quitting can … Read More
Women frequently list cancer as one of their top health concerns. While some risk factors, such as a genetic predisposition to certain types of cancer, are beyond your control, a growing body of research indicates that choosing a healthy dietary pattern can help protect you. There is no “superfood” that … Read More
Esophageal cancer is on the rise in the U.S.—according to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 17,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2016. Symptoms typically don’t become apparent until late in the disease, and the fact this cancer is often detected at an advanced stage means that outcomes are poor. … Read More
Potential New Treatment for Cancer Metastasis.
A new class of drugs targeting estrogen positive breast cancer, already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, may be effective also in treating triple-negative breast cancer, Mayo Clinic researchers announced. CDK4/6 inhibitors could prevent the spread of these cancers to distant organs, however, … Read More
Infusing brain and lung cancer patients with 800 to 1,000 times the daily recommended amount (60 mg/day for adults) of vitamin C improved the outcomes of standard cancer treatments in recent clinical trials and was found to extend survival, according to researchers from the University of Iowa. The vitamin works … Read More
If you are one of the 1.6 million Americans diagnosed with cancer annually, how you are treated will depend on the type of cancer you have, how far it has progressed, your age, and your overall health, among other things.
As you and your doctors decide what course of treatment is … Read More
The question of how often women should be screened for breast cancer seems to have no clear-cut answer. While some experts say that women should be screened once a year, not all experts agree with this recommendation.
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended that women between the … Read More
While the sun may lift your mood and give you what you think is “healthy” color, a tan is actually visible proof that your skin has been harmed. That harm can result in skin cancer, and one in five Americans will develop the disease during his or her lifetime.
“The sun’s … Read More
Being overweight or obese significantly increases a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer, ac-cording to the American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund (AICR/WCRF).
In March 2014, the AICR/WCRF issued a report that, for the first time, links excessive body weight to the most deadly gynecological cancer. Two … Read More