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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotch...

 

Skin Cancer is highly avoidable

Skin cancer has been called a ‘lifestyle’ disease that effects almost everyone. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are livi...

 

Prevention takes center stage this month

February Is National Cancer Prevention Month. As part of our cancer awareness and prevention efforts, the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation emphasizes that up to one-third of the most common ...

 

World Lung Cancer Day 2018

World Lung Cancer Day is August 1, 2018. Lung cancer continues to be one of the most common cancers worldwide, claiming more lives yearly than breast, colon and prostate can...

 

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wrinkles and blotch...

 

Skin Cancer is highly avoidable

Skin cancer has been called a ‘lifestyle’ disease that effects almost everyone. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime; 13 million Americans are livi...

 

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects people in all racial and ethnic groups...

 

Eating to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Proper nutrition and diet are important in helping to prevent many diseases and colorectal cancer is no exception. In the fight against this disease, nutritional guidelines include eatin...

 

Spring superfood salad with mimosa vinaigrette

Give your diet a citrusy one-two punch with this fabulously cancer-fighting salad. 2 oranges 1 red or pink grapefruit 6 small roasted red or yellow beets, peeled 6 cups pack...

 

February is Cancer Prevention Month

1. Don't use tobacco Using any type of tobacco puts you on a collision course with cancer. Smoking has been linked to various types of cancer — including cancer of the lung, mouth, th...

 

Fun Ways to Prevent Cancer Through Exercise

It has been proven that an active lifestyle is one of the best ways to avoid health problems. Yet for many of us, just the thought of a rigorous daily workout is enough to send us head f...

 

Cervical Cancer Cause and Prevention

Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer doesn’t run in the family. It’s caused by certain types of HPV. If a woman has an infection from certain types of HPV and the infec...

 

Resolve to fight off cancer in 2018

January is the time of year to focus our energy on keeping our new year’s resolutions. And while the holidays are behind us, we can still eat, drink and be merry with these tips to help ...

 

9 Tips to Prevent Prostate Cancer

The prostate, an organ located under the bladder, produces semen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), prostate cancer is the second most common ca...

 

November is Lung cancer awareness month

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking (https://medlineplus.gov/smokin...

 

November is Stomach Cancer Awareness Month

Stomach cancer is characterized by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. Also called gastric cancer, this type of cancer is difficult to diagnose because most peo...

 

Have Fun In The Sun But Protect Your Skin!

The sun causes skin damage Too much sun can be harmful for the skin. The sun can cause sunburns, wrinkles, freckles, age-spots, changes in skin texture, premature aging, and skin can...

 

Keeping Sunscreen on children

Parents know the power of sunscreen and remember to slather on and repeat. Kids? Not so much. There’s a lot at stake as the majority of skin damage and excessive sun often comes in ch...

 

Why some women are less likely to get mammography screening

Comparing Breast Cancer Screening Rates Among Different Groups

 

Five things you can do to reduce risk of breast cancer

1. Limit yourself to two or three alcoholic drinks a week Alcohol, consumed even in small amounts, is believed to increase the risk of breast cancer. Most doctors recommend cutting ba...

 

7 Summer Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

Many people do not realize that skin cancer is the most common of all types of cancer. Each year in the U.S., the American Cancer Society (http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/do...

 

Spice Up Your Water to Referesh and Prevent!

For many, water is not the drink you turn to with your meals or to quench you thirst. But there are many reasons to choose water. It's cost-free (for many), calorie-free and a great repl...

 

Can bladder cancer be prevented?

There is no sure way to prevent bladder cancer. Some risk factors such as age, gender, race, and family history can’t be controlled. But there may be things you can do that could lower y...

 

Adopt an Anti-Cancer Diet

An anti-cancer diet is one that is as close to nature as possible, without additives and undue processing. Eat 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegetables daily, unless you have ...

 

Supplements help during and after cancer treatment

The complicated relationship between immune system functioning and cancer is often misunderstood, according to Tim Birdsall, ND, the vice president of integrative medicine at Cancer Trea...

 

'Spring clean' your recipes with healthy food substitutions

Eating healthy is important during and after cancer treatment. It’s also critical to a healthy lifestyle overall. The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends eating a plant-bas...

 

Springtime Recipe packs flavor and nutrition

Charred Asparagus Tacos With Creamy Adobo and Pickled Red Onions Meaty tacos are great, but who doesn't love charred sweet asparagus in the springtime? Cook the asparagus in olive oil...

 

What everyone needs to know about colorectal cancer

Research has shown people with certain risk factors have a higher chance of developing colon cancer before age 50.If one or more of these risk factors applies to you, don’t put off talki...

 

Eating for a healthy colon

Just as diet can have a positive or negative impact on heart, brain and bone health, your colon's overall health can be affected by what you eat. The colon is a crucial part of the di...

 

Pillow Fight! Sleep can be your way to put cancer risks to bed

You often hear of the many benefits of a good night’s sleep. It is a time when the body repairs itself and recuperates from the wear and tear of the day. But take heed, studies show that...

 

Food Fight! Diet suggestions that help prevent cancer

No single food or food component can protect you against cancer by itself. But scientists believe that the combination of foods in a predominantly plant-based diet may reduce your risk o...

 

Website offers great tasting cancer fighting ideas

Wondering how to rustle up delicious meals that can also help prevent cancer? This recipe collection includes more than 50 healthy recipes that feature some of the most powerful cancer-f...

 

Agency bridges gap between treatment and cost

‘Shock.’ Estela Barientos sat on the couch holding a handkerchief and describing when she was first told she had cervical cancer. She softly repeated, ‘shock.’ Fear and shock are uni...

 

3 Things Parents Need to Know about Preventing Cancers

In a recent report, NPR discovered that vaccination rates against human papillomavirus have remained far lower than rates for other routine childhood and teen immunizations. The reason: ...

 

Reduce your waistline and cancer risk

More than two dozen studies have shown that women who exercise have a 30 percent to 40 percent lower risk of breast cancer than their sedentary peers. The female hormone estrogen s...

 

Foods help in the fight against cancer

Some foods help boost your body’s resistance to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the leading culprit in cervical cancer. Eating healthy is no doubt essential for good health, but ac...

 

Ways To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Breast cancer cannot be completely prevented, but there are steps women can take to decrease their risk and/or improve early detection of the disease.

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