Adopt These 5 Habits for Better Colon Health
Health experts aren’t sure exactly what causes colorectal cancer. Many factors may play a part. These include a family history of the disease and your age. They have also yet to pinpoint how to prevent the cancer. But a recent study found that adopting 5 healthy habits may be the key.
After Cancer, a Healthy Lifestyle Is Important
Not smoking. Staying active. Keeping a healthy weight. Eating a well-balanced diet. All these things can prevent certain cancers and make a cancer survivor feel better. For instance, exercise cuts the fatigue that often follows cancer treatment.
After-Cancer Care Needed for More Survivors
Being told you have cancer can change everything. You may feel overwhelmed and uncertain. The good news: More Americans are surviving the disease. That fact is highlighting the need for quality care after cancer.
Are You Addicted to Tanning?
Catching some rays isn’t the best way to spend your summer days. After all, tanning raises your risk for skin cancer. It’s the most common cancer in the U.S. Yet some people may crave that sun-kissed glow, suggests a recent study.
Breast Pain: Should You Be Concerned?
Many women contend with breast tenderness or pain. It’s common to have before your menstrual period. Clinically called mastalgia, breast pain usually isn’t a sign of something serious, such as breast cancer. Even more good news: You don’t have to live with it.
Complementary Therapies May Help Breast Cancer Patients
Treatments for breast cancer can take a toll on your health. You may have to deal with side effects like pain, fatigue, or depression. Complementary therapies, such as yoga or acupuncture, may help ease these problems. But which ones are most helpful? Experts recently weighed the evidence.
Could That Cup of Coffee Stop Skin Cancer?
Coffee may help prevent cancers such as cancers of the breast and liver. One recent study points to the beverage's possible protective effect against melanoma.
Do You Know the Warning Signs of Cancer?
The common cold may be easy to identify—a runny nose, sneezing, congestion. But what about cancer? Its warning signs may be far less obvious. Recent research suggests many people may not know them. Even more alarming: They may not consider such symptoms serious.
Not All Breast Cancers Are the Same
All breast cancers have this in common: They begin in breast tissue. Beyond that, they aren’t all the same. Doctors use these differences to decide on the most effective treatment plan for women diagnosed with the disease.
Pancreatic Cancer Is on the Rise
Scientific breakthroughs have made a big difference in finding and treating some of the most common cancers. For example, mammography has made it easier to find breast cancer early. The same can’t be said for pancreatic cancer. The disease remains hard to detect and treat. That’s one reason why experts predict more deaths from it in the future.
Should You Be Tested for the Breast Cancer Gene?
Your genes are like an encyclopedia. They contain valuable information about you—for example, your eye color, height, or skin tone. They can also determine your risk for certain diseases, including breast cancer. Genetic testing may help some women take action against this potential health concern. Is it right for you?
The Dark Side of Caramel-Colored Soda
A caramel coloring gives cola, root beer, and other dark-colored soft drinks their hue. The coloring may have a chemical that may raise the risk for cancer.