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Cancer Risk

More boys are diagnosed with cancer than girls worldwide - why?

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.25.2016 | Science
The Conversation Global

Yavuz Anacak, Ege University Like most things, cancer diagnosis is not equal for men and women. In adults, sexual hormones, dietary habits, exposur...

Here's Another Huge Reason To Ditch Soda For Good

Reuters | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - People who drink lots of soda or other sugary beverages may have a higher risk of developing rare cancers in the gallbladder and bi...

Study Finds Moderate Exercise May Reduce Cancer Risk

Michael Lazar | Posted 05.23.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

A new study published in JAMA has found that moderate daily exercise can help reduce cancer risk with 26 different types of cancers, including the dea...

If We All Did These 4 Things, It Would Cut the Cancer Death Rate in Half | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living

By Maria Masters If you've ever doubted that a few healthy lifestyle changes can actually lower your risk of cancer, well, think again. The auth...

Lynch Syndrome and Colon Cancer: Why Awareness Is Key

Kaylene Ready | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Kaylene Ready

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and March 22 is Lynch Syndrome Awareness Day. Another awareness month, you say? I can't possibly keep track of all of these months and days and causes! And what is Lynch syndrome anyway?

OMG, Bagels Will Not Give You Cancer. Please Enjoy Your Bagel

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 03.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Carbohydrates are the latest comfort food to be demonized on the Internet, following the publication this week of a new study linking high-glycemic di...

High-Fiber Diet May Help Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living

Teenage girls and young women who eat a lot of foods high in fiber, such as fruits and vegetables, may have a lower risk of breast cancer later in lif...

Going Tanning At An Early Age Linked To Heightened Melanoma Risk

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study also...

Is It Possible To Eat Your Way To A Cancer-Free Future?

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living

Every year, about 14 million people around the globe will get cancer, and 8 million will die of the disease. Eating processed meat causes cancer, and ...

Many Children With Cancer Were Born With Genes That Increase Risk

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

Gene sequencing of more than 1,000 children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer found that as many as 8.5 percent were born with genes that increase...

The One Thing All Oncologists Agree Can Lower Your Risk Of Cancer | Pam Masin | Posted 11.03.2015 | OWN

Keeping excess weight off your frame may be the best thing you can do to minimize your risk of certain cancers (aside from not smoking). That's becaus...

Processed Meat Is Bad For You, But It's No Tobacco

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living

You couldn't be on the Internet this week without seeing headlines splashed across news sites and social media stating that eating processed meat caus...

Animal Studies Offer Cancer Research Clues

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Deborah J. Cornwall

Discoveries of how genes and enzymes behave in animal models may decipher the biological mechanisms that cause, prevent, or suppress cancers in humans. Researchers seek to discover mechanisms in animal that may help control human cancer's growth, spread, and potential to kill.

Progress Against Cancer: Hope Conquering Hype

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

After starting the War On Cancer, how are we doing in 2015? Is it still only the hype of technology promises, or is there hope in the current panoply of accomplishments from medical research?

5 Cancers You're More Likely To Get As You Age | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.02.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM We all wonder about whether or not we're going to get cancer, but does our risk really increase as we age? The simple answer is, yes. ...

The American Cancer Society at 100 Years: Helping Make More Survivors, Like Jaclyn Smith!

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

For the past 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been helping promote the best science to help control cancer. In support of that goal, t...

With Fewer Cancer Deaths, What Should You Do Now?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Still the most feared of all diseases, cancer now has some good news. But the responsibility is yours to make sure you are one of the good statistics, not one of the bad ones.

On the Origins of Cancer in the Paradox of Good Health

Barry Boyd, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Barry Boyd, M.D.

What is most striking is the lack of awareness among the public and health care providers alike about the growing evidence that many non-smoking related cancers may actually be, in part, a direct effect of modern good health.

Thank You, Angelina Jolie

Elizabeth Swisher, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Swisher, M.D.

I admire Angelina for taking the unselfish view that she will do whatever it takes to be sure she will be around to parent her children. And I commend Angelina for making her decision public and thereby supporting other women who face an increased cancer risk.

'Cancer Prevention Tips' to Avoid

Angela Logomasini, Ph.D. | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Angela Logomasini, Ph.D.

If you want to reduce your cancer risks, be careful what advice you follow. A number of activist groups offer a range of cancer-fighting tips that don't mesh with the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) latest report on cancer trends.

The Alcohol and Cancer Link: Can One Drink a Day Increase Your Risk?

Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C. | Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Georgianna Donadio, MSc, Ph.D., D.C.

The specific type of alcohol involved in reducing cardiovascular risk does not seem to matter -- beer, wine, vodka and other types all seem to bestow the same effects. With this in mind, though, what are the best ways to drink in moderation safely?

Is Your Life Worth Saving?

Joan Peckolick | Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Joan Peckolick

We need to stop the fear, denial and excuses that hold us back from doing our simple, timely self-checks and from practicing the prevention steps that will help save our lives and the lives of those we care about.

Get Out Of Bed At Your Own Risk!

Karin Kasdin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

Being a cancerphobe is a full-time job and very stressful. And by God, we all know what stress can do to almost every system in our bodies. It can cause cancer and should be avoided at all costs, along with calcium and Prolia and Fosamax and keratin and pesticide and lead and skinny jeans and high heels and nonorganic produce and sunshine and whatever else one comes in contact with after breakfast.

Catherine Pearson

How A Few Pounds Make A Big Difference In Cancer Risk | Catherine Pearson | Posted 05.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Overweight women who shed just 5 percent of their body fat may be able to make a dent in their cancer risk, according to a new study. Women who re...

INFOGRAPHIC: Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living

For every 100 cancer diagnoses, 33 of those cases could have been prevented with simple, healthy lifestyle changes. In the spirit of World Cancer Day,...