Eating Healthy Really Can Prevent Cancer

March 6, 2018

Did you know that eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important way to protect yourself from cancer? Putting the right kinds of food into your body can provide you with the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep you healthy and strong. To help build your defense against cancer, focus on eating some of these cancer-fighting foods that may already be in your kitchen.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention

5 Things You Can Do to Prevent Cervical Cancer

January 15, 2018

What Women should know about HPV and Cervical CancerJanuary is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. If you aren’t very familiar with cervical cancer, now is the perfect time to learn more about it. Understanding more about cervical health can help you take better steps toward cervical cancer prevention and cervical cancer treatment. Here’s what you need to know.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention, Cervical Cancer

Alcohol and Its Link to Cancer

December 11, 2017

It's fairly common knowledge that an occasional glass of red wine has been shown to boost heart health. Even beer has been linked to "some benefit against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. And, at least one study from by the European Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests alcohol could reduce the risk of Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention: The ABCs of SPFs

May 1, 2017

Many people have a dangerous view about skin cancer. They incorrectly believe that developing skin cancer isn't really a big deal because if they do develop it, a dermatologist can simply cut it out. And, with some types of skin cancer (non-cancerous basal cell carcinoma) that's somewhat true.

However, another type of skin cancer, called melanoma, is cancerous. If melanoma isn't discovered and treated in the early stages, it can quickly spread to other parts of the body, becoming invasive. Invasive melanomas kill an estimated 76,000+ Americans each year.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention, Skin Cancer

Avoiding Risk Factors and Increasing Protective Factors May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer

March 29, 2017

Men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than any other type of cancer with the exception of skin cancer. Prostate cancer affects only men, and involves the walnut-sized prostate gland that’s part of the male reproductive system.

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), one out of every seven men will develop prostate cancer. The ACS estimates that this year, in the United States, more than 161,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer for the first time. Nearly 27,000 men are estimated to die from this disease in 2017.

Knowledge is power: Now that you know how common this prostate cancer is, you can — and should — take steps to reduce your risks of developing this disease. Unfortunately, there are no telltale early warning symptoms for prostate cancer. That’s why prevention is so important.

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Topics: Cancer Prevention, Prostate Cancer

February Is Cancer Prevention Month

February 24, 2017

February is Cancer Prevention Month — the ideal time to test your cancer IQ. You may be surprised to learn that some common “cancer facts” are not actually facts at all, but pervasive myths. The American Institute for Cancer Research reports that about one-third of the most common cancers in the United States could be preventable. That’s a fact! Many myths about cancer prevention can actually harm your health. Do you know the difference?

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Topics: Cancer Prevention