Cancer - Prevention

Are You at Risk for Pancreatic Cancer?

Many people have lesions on their pancreas, which can lead to cancer. Now, researchers are finding out who is at highest risk. Here’s what you need to know--including 7 warning signs.

The Top 6 Carcinogens in America

Plus, how to avoid exposure to these cancer-causing substances.

Common Cancer Screening Techniques

How do these common tests detect potentially deadly cancers?

The Facts About 4 Common Cancers

… And how you may be able to prevent them.

Colon Cancer Screening: A Life-Saving Step

The importance of early detection--and a new option.

Aspirin and Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Can a daily dose of aspirin help prevent cancer?

Painkillers and Breast Cancer: What s the Link?

Aspirin and other painkillers may reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in obese women. Here s how it works.

Aspirin Therapy to Prevent Stomach, Colorectal, and Esophageal Cancers

Could this over-the-counter staple help prevent cancer?

Diabetes and the Risk of Head and Neck Cancers

Could you be at risk for cancers of the head and neck?

Breast Cancer: 6 Lessons From the Past Year

What the latest research on preventing, detecting, and treating breast cancer means for you.

Breast Cancer and Calorie Restriction

Can weight loss help prevent breast cancer?

Breast Cancer by the Numbers

All the latest statistics on the most common cancer in women.

The Link Between Shift Work and Cancer Risk

Shift work (working during the time when most people are asleep) may increase your risk of cancer learn what you can do about it.

Does Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Cancer?

Alcohol consumption is a significant risk factor for cancer, but the headlines may be a bit misleading.

"Cold Caps" May Prevent Hair Loss From Chemo

One of the most psychologically and socially devastating side effects of chemotherapy is hair loss. Although not yet FDA-approved, cold caps have helped many women hold onto their locks.

Can Honeybees Detect Cancer?

Research shows bees can be trained to sniff out early-stage cancer.

The Link Between Citrus Peels and Skin Cancer Protection

Can citrus zest prevent skin cancer? It may. While more research needs to be done, there is an association between citrus peel consumption and a reduced rate of skin cancer. Don t toss that sunscreen just yet, though!

Consider Becoming a Platelet Donor

Many patients undergoing chemotherapy are in need of platelets. Here's how you can help.

What's Your White Blood Cell Count?

In addition to knowing your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol numbers, you should also know your white blood cell count. Here's the lifesaving reason why.

Can E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Kick the Habit?

They've been touted as a less-toxic alternative to regular cigarettes. But research suggests e-cigarettes may have little effect on smoking cessation. Learn more.

Chemo Brain: What You Need to Know

The brain fog experienced by people with cancer can be controlled. Here's what it is, and what you, or a loved one, can do about it.

Genes and Breast Cancer: Are You at Risk?

Both breast and ovarian cancers are strongly linked to two specific genes. Learn more about what options are available for women with mutations in these genes.

Key Facts About Cancer

Educating yourself can help ease some of the anxiety. Read on for important information.

Promising New Research on Leukemia and Lymphoma

Scientists are learning much more about leukemia and lymphoma. This is good news for those with either condition. Here's the update.

Grapefruit Juice and Meds: A Dangerous Combo

Grapefruit juice can increase the potency of certain drugs, converting them to life-threatening doses. Here's what you need to know.

Get Smart About Health Info in the Media

Here's how to understand the latest health news and what it means for your diagnosis.

The Facts About Childhood Leukemia

It's a frightening topic. Fortunately, huge strides have been made in treatment, and a majority of cases go into remission.

Young Women Get Breast Cancer, Too

Though most cases of breast cancer occur in women over 55, thousands under the age of 40 are diagnosed each year. Find out if you're at increased risk and what you can do to protect yourself.

How Carcinogens Cause Cancer

Environmental factors account for about two-thirds of all cancer cases, according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Here's what you need to know.

Skin Cancer: Researching How It Spreads so It Can Be Stopped

Understanding how melanoma metastasizes will help scientists develop potential new treatment therapies.

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