June 25, 2019
5 Summer Safety Tips for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Summer can pose unique health challenges for those dealing with cancer. Whether you’re a long-term survivor or are still undergoing treatment, here’s how to stay healthy and safe while enjoying the season. 1. Fend off food poisoning. Cancer therapies can... read more
June 6, 2019
What is Benign Breast Disease?
Cancer may be the first thing that comes to mind if you notice a lump or change in one of your breasts. But before getting overly concerned, here’s something to keep in mind: Most breast changes are considered benign (noncancerous), they usually don’t put... read more
June 5, 2019
Heartburn and Cancer: Understand the Potential Risk
No one likes having heartburn—that burning feeling in the throat and chest. If heartburn is only an occasional nuisance, it’s usually nothing to worry about. But frequent bouts of heartburn could signal a condition called GERD, which, in rare cases, can... read more
June 5, 2019
The Role of Translational Research in Fighting Cancer
You might not be familiar with the term translational research. But, if you or a loved one is being treated for cancer, you might benefit—without realizing it—from findings that are the result of this type of research. Translational research uses... read more
June 4, 2019
How Genetics May Affect Ovarian Cancer Risk
A woman’s risk for ovarian cancer depends on many different factors, from age, to hormones, to environment; but genetics also play a role. So, if a relative was affected—or you have ovarian cancer yourself—you may want to consider undergoing genetic testing... read more
May 20, 2019
To Use or Not To Use? What to Know About Bug Spray, Sunscreen, and Can...
Insect repellents and sunscreen can help you steer clear of harmful bug bites and sunburns. But can their ingredients increase the risk for cancer? With the arrival of warmer weather, here’s what you should know about these products—and whether the benefits... read more