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%.
SURVEY: Most Women Unaware of the Signs of an Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a new national survey commissioned by The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) found that most women are unaware of the unusual symptoms of a particularly aggressive and deadly form of the disease known as inflammatory breast cancer.
The Liver Cancer & Hepatitis Link
Liver cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the world, surpassed only by lung cancer and female breast cancer. And unlike many other cancers, rates of liver cancer have increased alarmingly, 72% between 2003 and 2012, with liver cancer deaths increasing more than any other cancer. Most associate liver cancer with alcohol, and while there is certainly a strong link there, one lesser known risk factor that’s almost as easily prevented is infection from viral hepatitis.
Brachytherapy For Prostate Cancer
Brachytherapy, also called seed implantation, is a type of localized internal radiation therapy that is often used to treat prostate cancer. It can also be used to treat head and […]