Cancer Awareness

What You Don’t Know About Skin Cancer Can Hurt Youchevron_right
Skin cancer affects more Americans than any other malignancy. In fact, nearly 1 in 5 will develop it. But a new survey finds huge gaps in public knowledge about risk factors.

Take Steps Now to Prevent Cancer Laterchevron_right
The statistic is sobering: One in 8 people worldwide dies of cancer each year. But there is some good news. By making simple lifestyle changes, half of cancers could be avoided.

Coping with the Emotional Side of Cancerchevron_right
Change is a constant. This is especially true if you’ve been diagnosed with cancer. Treatment options, daily schedules, finances, and future plans—there are many things for you and your loved ones to think about. All of this is likely to evoke a variety of feelings.

Good News for Breast Cancer Patients: The Latest Treatments Improve Health and Well-beingchevron_right
A breast cancer diagnosis can feel overwhelming and scary. But every day, scientists make progress on helping patients live longer—and better.

What You Need to Know About Cancer Preventionchevron_right
Research shows that many people don’t know about other lifestyle factors that can affect their risk of developing the disease. Here are three you should know about and what you can do to reduce your cancer risk.

A Deadly Delay? The Pandemic’s Effects on Cancer Screeningschevron_right
Missed salon visits during stay-at-home orders may have led to split ends or gray strands. But COVID-19 caused many people to miss far more critical appointments—including for cancer screenings. And that has health experts concerned about the consequences.

When Should You Start Colon Cancer Screenings?chevron_right
Years ago, doctors may not have mentioned colorectal cancer prevention until a patient’s 50th birthday. But now, both the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and American Cancer Society (ACS) advise people with an average risk for colorectal cancer to begin regular screening at age 45. If you’re wondering why, here’s what you need to know.

Should You Do a Breast Self-Exam?chevron_right
Do you know what your breasts look like? Do you know what your breasts feel like? Getting very familiar with what’s normal for you can make a big difference. Even with advanced screening tools available, such as mammograms, some breast cancers are still found through physical exams.

Your Essential Guide to Cancer Screeningschevron_right
Detecting cancer early—when it’s most treatable—should be a key part of your self-care plan.

Testing for Colorectal Cancer at Homechevron_right
A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is one of several tests your health care provider may use to screen for colorectal cancer. This take-home test looks for blood in the stool that you can’t see with the naked eye, often caused by bleeding in the digestive tract. A positive result doesn’t mean you have colorectal cancer. Other things can also trigger a positive result

Have You Been Screened for a Common Cancer?chevron_right
Many people don’t delay scheduling their health checks for breast cancer, cervical cancer, or other diseases. But when it comes to screenings for cancer of the colon and rectum, a lot of us procrastinate.

Staying On the Job During Cancer Treatmentchevron_right
You don’t always have to pause your career during cancer treatment. In one recent survey of cancer patients, almost 70% continued to work. That’s even as they had surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other treatments.