For years, cancer statistics have shown that the average age for first diagnosis of breast cancer in women is over the age of 50. Now new research is revealing that cancer in younger women is on the rise – and it isn’t necessarily early stage breast cancer. A national study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association states that the rate of late stage breast cancer appears to be increasing amongst young women.
Up until recently, regular breast …Read more
Before you pick up that glass of wine tonight, you may want to consider that new research has found that even one drink per day can increase your cancer risk. The study, conducted by researchers at the National Cancer Institute, found that alcohol was responsible for about 3.5% of all cancer deaths in 2009 in the United States. And while you may think only heavy drinkers are affected, even light to moderate drinkers were at a significant increased risk of …Read more
For this year, the UICC focused on dispelling myths about cancer, which somehow has been distorted across various countries and societies around the world. The Union distributed posters, leaflets, and pamphlets on the major myths about cancer, with the hope that society would better understand this disease and support the goals of …Read more
Approximately 40 percent of all Americans will develop cancer at some point in their lifetime. This statistic is certainly scary, and hopefully, as we learn more about cancer, we will be able to reduce that number in the future. Until that happens however, you probably want to do everything that you can to reduce your cancer risk. Unfortunately, there are many myths out there about what causes cancer, and it can be hard to decipher which things pose a real …Read more