Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. On average, African Americans, Hispanics and… Read More Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages
And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention. ACS said the updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer screening for women at average risk of breast cancer. Details are in the Oct. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association. What does this… Read More What’s a woman to do?
A new analysis finds that many women with breast cancer lack knowledge about their illness, with minority patients less likely than white patients to know and report accurate information about their tumors’ characteristics. This further supports the need to better educate women about their health conditions so they can make more informed treatment decisions.The findings appear in the online version of… Read More Many Women with Breast Cancer Have Poor Knowledge About Their Condition
It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat that keeps you healthy, say researchers at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Using the right combination of unrefined carbs and protein (100-200 calories) and snacking every few hours, keeps blood sugar levels steadier, and your body healthier. “Eating a healthy meal or snack… Read More Eating Right to Fight Cancer
Breast cancer awareness month began today – and this year brings some good news for women throughout the United States. Just weeks ago I reported on newly-enacted women’s health benefits mandated under the Affordable Care Act – among them: mammograms and well woman visits must be covered by insurance without a copayment. This means millions… Read More Breast Cancer: The Mammography Controversy