Rates of cervical cancer screening have dropped in the U.S., with screening rates lowest among Asian and Hispanic women, as well as women who live in rural areas, don’t have insurance, or identify as LGBQ+.
A new report shows that although Hispanic men and women in the continental United States and Hawaii have 25% to 30% lower overall cancer incidence and mortality than non-Hispanic Whites, they continue to have a higher risk of potentially preventable, infection-related cancers, including approximately two-fold higher rates of liver and stomach cancers.
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?
Swelling of lymph nodes in the armpit area is a normal response to COVID-19 vaccinations, but when they are seen on mammograms, they can be mistaken for nodes that are swollen because of breast cancer.
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.
Study of Penn Medicine patients shows abbreviated MRI may be a valuable supplemental screening for women with dense breasts.
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.