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Cancer Screening: It Could Be Hard to Get the Facts
Most people would agree that cancer screening is a good thing. After all, you're either preventing cancer or catching it early. Unfortunately, the majority of cancer screening guidelines may be lacking in important patient information.
Cancer Screening: The Downside of Vigilance
There's no doubt about it: preventative cancer screening can save lives. But new evidence suggests that some screenings may be inappropriate and even risky.
How Ethnicity Affects Cancer Risk
Your ethnicity may be a factor in your cancer risk.
Prevention Key as Cancer Rates Rise
You'd be hard-pressed to find a person who didn't know anyone affected by cancer. New evidence is highlighting just how widespread the disease is — and what can be done to stop it.
Advice for Smarter, Cost-Saving Cancer Screening
Catching cancer early can save lives, but screening too often — without good reason — may be costly and harmful.
Cancer Patients Live On
Cancer is a scary diagnosis, but there’s some really good news out there these days — more people are surviving.
Breast and Prostate Cancers: Double Trouble
Ladies, do you have a close relative or two who has had prostate cancer? This family history may play a part in your risk of breast cancer.
Too Much Cancer Screening, or Too Little? Opinions Split
It may seem strange at first, but in certain cases, some patients would prefer to never discover their cancer. Experts recently examined the complicated issue of cancer overdetection and found that opinions varied widely.
Cancer Survival Gains Not the Same for All Groups
Cancer patients are winning the battle against the disease like never before, but age and race may play a role in determining survival odds.
Smoking May Be Even Riskier Than Once Thought
Smokers, it’s never too late to quit — and there may now be even more good reasons to do so.