August 29, 2019
Healthy Habits to Reduce Your Cancer Risk
Research has shown that more than half of all cancer deaths could be prevented. Over the last 50 years, research has led us to several different “modifiable” risk factors for cancer, meaning there are steps every one of us can take to decrease our risk for... read more
August 6, 2019
Hereditary vs. Genetic Cancers: What’s the Difference?
When it comes to cancer, the term genetic is often used interchangeably with hereditary. But genetic and hereditary cancers aren’t always the same thing, and the difference could play an important role in how a cancer is treated. Understanding mutations... read more
July 17, 2019
Lymph Nodes and Cancer—Common Questions Answered
What are lymph nodes—and what is their role in the spread of cancer? Knowing how the two are connected can help patients and their loved ones understand more about their diagnosis and treatment options. Here, Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, a surgical oncologist... read more
June 5, 2019
Heartburn and Cancer: Understand the Potential Risk
Updated: February 3, 2020 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,... 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
May 15, 2019
7 Things to Know About Indoor Tanning
Updated: July 8, 2021 Bronzing up at the tanning salon before hitting the beach or pool might not seem like a big deal. But that new glow can come at a hefty price. “Our culture sees tan skin as healthy or youthful,” said Jeffrey Farma, MD, FACS, a... read more