Articles relating to 'cancer risk'

Surgeon General: Cancer And Diabetes Linked To Smoking

186346449Smoking has never been good for us, no matter how cool James Dean made it look.

Now the cigarette habit has been linked to even more diseases and deaths than previously thought.

The latest report by the Surgeon General, recently published in USA Today, finds that smoking causes a slew of diseases, including diabetes, liver cancer and … Read More

Taller People Are More Prone to Cancer

96312287People that are tall often attribute it to “good genes,” and they are right – genetics do have a large part to play in a person’s height. However, the results of a new study suggest that being tall may not actually be a ‘good’ gene—and the same genes responsible for being tall may contribute to an increased cancer … Read More

How to Calculate Your Cancer Risk

160634601  Almost everyone has had a frightening experience with cancer, either directly or indirectly. If you’re like most people, you would do anything to lower your cancer risk. Approximately 1 in 8 American women and 1 in 9 Canadian women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. A woman who has a high breast cancer risk is also … Read More

Could Pepsi or Cola Give You Cancer?

104694202Of the popular beverages around the world, Coca-Cola and Pepsi generate billions of retail sales annually. However, in 2012, California passed a law mandating that all drinks containing a certain amount of cancer-causing ingredients must include a cancer risk warning on their labels. One such ingredient to be listed was the caramel coloring agent ammonia sulfite, or 4-Mel, … Read More

Is Your Acid Reflux A Precursor to Cancer?

Heartburn pain Heartburn pain Heartburn painEver get that burning sensation down your chest after eating a big meal? If you suffer from acid reflux, you know how uncomfortable it can be. But what you may not know is that, according to the newest research, your acid reflux could also be creating an uncomfortable increase in your risk for certain diseases.

Heartburn occurs when … Read More

Number 1 Lady Killer No Longer Age-Discriminates – A Growing Epidemic of Breast Cancer Among Younger Women

152025441For 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 … Read More

A Staggering Number of Cancer Deaths Are Traced Back To Alcohol – and it’s Far Less Drinks than You Thought

56569014Before 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. … Read More

World Cancer Day in Review

156727801The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) recently celebrated World Cancer Day on February 4th and this day is primarily designed to raise awareness and understanding of cancer.

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 … Read More

4 Cancer Myths You Need to Know

Breast CancerApproximately 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, … Read More

Men are More Likely to Die From Cancer

agingIn the gender battle for who is more physically fit, the male/female war could continue indefinite. But when it comes to one of the big players within the health industry, there is one specific gender who has a real uphill battle when it comes to maintaining their good health into their golden years.

Cancer is an illness than … Read More

Breath Test for Colon Cancer Risk

111782152Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Early detection is vital to improve cancer survival rates and researchers have identified a new breath test which may help to detect colon cancer.

What is Colon Cancer?

Colon cancer (often referred to as colorectal cancer) … Read More

Deodorant Found in Some Breast Cancer Tissue

113053402Breast cancer is currently considered as the leading type of cancer affecting women around the world.  This type of cancer is generally treated through a combination of surgery, chemo- and/or radiation therapy.  In order to decrease cancer risk and progression, women 18 years and older are encouraged to perform self-breast examination on a regular basis.  On the other … Read More

The Mammogram Controversy

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life, according to www.breastcancer.org. Women have long been advised that having a mammogram routinely will help to detect breast cancer early which will increase the chance of survival.

However, controversy exists around mammograms, especially when performed on young women.  Research has shown … Read More

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