Celebrate by getting up-to-date on important cancer screening tests like mammograms, pap smears, and colonoscopies. Or, support cancer survivors, patients and caregivers with a donation to a local cancer organization like SHAREing & CAREing.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. But what is colorectal cancer? How common is it, what are the risk factors and how do you screen for it and treat it?
Immunotherapy is a type of disease treatment that boosts the patient’s own immune system to fight a disease, like cancer. Along with standard cancer treatments such as surgeries, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy, immunotherapy is a promising new treatment that makes a valuable addition to a cancer care team’s arsenal.
Not only does breastfeeding lower a mother’s risk of type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but it also reduces risk of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. But for breast cancer survivors, patients in treatment, or previvors on a high-risk early detection plan, breastfeeding is often a challenge. Here are 5 of the most important ways that breastfeeding impacts cancer diagnoses.
While we don’t know all the risk factors for breast cancer, we do know that having breast cancer in the family is one of the most significant risk factors, in addition to it being the most well-known. It’s common for people to hear about a diagnosis in their family and fear that they’ll get breast cancer, too. Here’s how family history affects (or doesn’t!) your personal risk levels and what you should do about it.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in almost every country in the world, but good news is that our diets can play a big part in reducing our overall risk level for cancers like breast cancer, lung cancer, and colorectal cancer. While there are no “miracle foods” and no fail-proof “anti-cancer diet,” according to science, there are foods that are clear nutritional winners and losers when it comes to preventing cancer. Here are the 13 biggest diet upgrades we recommend to reduce your risk.
Chemotherapy, often called “chemo,” is a common treatment for many types of cancer, including breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the world. Here are some of the frequent questions patients and family members have about chemo when it is prescribed as part of a cancer treatment plan.
Triple-negative breast cancer is a type of aggressive and invasive form of breast cancer that makes up 10-15% of all breast cancer types. Read more about the statistics, symptoms, treatment options, and survival rate and prognosis for TNBC.