Lung Cancer Prevention & Awareness
Did you know that more people die of lung cancer every year than from colon, breast and prostate cancers combined? Lung cancer is the leading cause of death from cancer among both men and women, and cigarette smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer. About 80% of lung cancer deaths result from smoking.
African American men have the highest rates of lung cancer in the United States, and whe...
Why Do They Call it Cancer?
Some of the conditions that doctors label cancer may not be as serious as they sound – and may not even require treatment. That’s the consensus of a panel of experts that is urging the National Cancer Institute to reconsider the definition of the disease as a way to reduce unnecessary treatment.
The proposal would eliminate the words “cancer” or “carcinoma” from the diagnoses of certa...
7 Everyday Habits That Can Cause Cancer
You know that smoking can cause oral and lung cancer. You’re careful about sun exposure to minimize the risk of skin cancer. You scrub your fruits and veggies to get rid of pesticides and have had your house tested for radon. But you might not know that these simple habits can up your cancer risk as well; some are just for women, some are for women and men:
1. Wearing your cell phone in your br...
Recommendations for Preventing and Detecting Skin Cancer in People of Color
People of color have a lower risk of developing skin cancer than Caucasians, but they are not immune to the disease. In fact, skin cancer is often diagnosed at a more advanced stage in people of color, which can make it more difficult to treat. A new study provides recommendations for the prevention and early detection of skin cancer in people of color based on a comprehensive review of available ...
Treating Your Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Advanced Prostate Cancer: When PSA Levels Change
You likely already know that PSA can be a sign of prostate cancer. PSA stands for "prostate-specific antigen."
Most prostate cells produce PSA. More PSA enters your bloodstream when you have cancer.
If you already have had prostate cancer treatment, changes in PSA levels can tell whether treatment is working.
After surgical removal of your prost...