What a great cancer support group meeting we had February 16th! And an incredible group of welcoming supportive ladies! Check out more photos and learn how you can join us for this free monthly meeting.
Cancer Screenings: When & Who Should Get Lung, Colorectal, Cervical & Breast Cancer Tests
Confused by cancer screening recommendations? Not sure where to go for cancer screenings in Queens? As of early 2023, this article reflects the most recent and trusted recommendations of medical experts, including the American Cancer Society, National Cancer Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Photos From Our January Cancer Support Group Therapy Meeting
What a great cancer support group meeting we had January 18th! And an incredible group of welcoming supportive ladies! Check out more photos and learn how you can join us for this free monthly meeting.
Can Black People Get Skin Cancer? 6 Surprising Answers
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S and between 2007 and 2011 over 4.9 million Americans were treated for it. Despite these sobering statistics, there is still a popularly held belief that African-Americans are unaffected by skin cancer. Why has this idea endured? And to what extent is it true? Can people of color get diagnosed with skin cancer? Here’s the good and bad news.
10 Causes of Ovarian Cancer
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and ovarian cancer is the 5th most common cancer in women. In 2022, almost 20,000 Americans were diagnosed […]
Young Cancer Survivors Face an Elevated Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease
Adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors are at risk of experiencing treatment-related effects later in life, including damage to the heart. New research has identified various sociodemographic and modifiable risk factors associated with these patients’ risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Deaths Continue Downward Trend; Modest Improvements in Survival for Pancreatic Cancer
Overall cancer death rates continued to decline among men, women, children, and adolescents and young adults in every major racial and ethnic group in the United States from 2015 to 2019, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. From 2014 to 2018, overall cancer incidence, or new cases of cancer, remained stable for men and children but increased for women and adolescents and young adults. This year’s report, published October 27, 2022, in Cancer, also highlights longer-term trends in pancreatic cancer, as well as racial and ethnic disparities in incidence and death rates for many individual cancer sites.
Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations & Criteria
Lung cancer is one of the deadliest cancers in America, responsible for 12% of all new cancer cases and a disproportionate 21% of all cancer deaths. Not only are patients more likely to die from lung cancer than any other cancer, but the 5-year survival rate is only 3-64%, depending on the cancer type and stage. Compare that to breast cancer, the most diagnosed cancer in the world, which has a 5-year survival rate of 29-99%.