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Cancer Risk

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

Cancer: What We Know Now And 7 Ways To Prevent It

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Cancer is the most dreaded of all diseases, and ever since a "war on cancer" was declared 40 years ago, massive research has made progress, although the battle is far from won.

Study At Samsung Says Cancers Unrelated To Work

AP | By KELLY OLSEN | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

YONGIN, South Korea -- A study commissioned by Samsung into cancers among six of its semiconductor workers found they were unrelated to exposure to ch...

America Achieves Top Ten Status...But It Ain't Good

Christina Pirello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Pirello

It's as though we don't even see food as food anymore, just the sum of its nutritional parts. We have lost touch with our intuition and fallen victim to the science of nutrition -- and marketing.

'Previvors': The Fight Of Those At High Risk For Cancer

Dina Roth Port | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dina Roth Port

People who have not had cancer but have a high risk for developing it have been dubbed "previvors."

We Do Have to Fear "Fear Itself" -- Too Much and Too Little!

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

Risks that involve more pain and suffering, like cancer, scare us more than greater actual perils, like heart disease, which don't kill in as-nasty ways.

New Study Confirms HRT Helps Ward Off Colon Cancer On Yahoo! Health

health.yahoo.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cuts a woman's risk of developing colon cancer, new research confirms....

New Documents Show Increased Cancer Risk For Baby Boomers Afte Nuclear Testing

Politics Daily | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Even with a half century's hindsight, the U.S. government's willingness to risk the health of the nation's children seems somewhere between unfathomab...

Birth Control Could Cut Risk Of Cancer

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Taking the contraceptive pill does not increase a woman's chance of developing cancer and could even reduce the risk of getting the killer disease, a ...