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Cancer Awareness

Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Women with a history of gum disease were 14% more likely to develop any cancer, compared with those with healthy gums.

Don’t Give Cervical Cancer a Chance, Vaccinate Against HPV
The HPV vaccine can protect your teen against infection and HPV-related disease.

The Nation’s Toughest Cancer Foe
Pancreatic cancer is difficult to detect early, which makes survival much less likely. Doctors are working hard to learn more about this malignancy—and how to stop it.

Colorectal Cancer Before Age 50: A Weighty Reason Rates Are Rising
The incidence of colorectal cancer is on the rise among those younger than age 50. One likely culprit, according to a study published in JAMA Oncology, is America’s weight problem.

Do You Know the Other Signs of Skin Cancer?
You probably know that a weird mole might be skin cancer and should be checked out by your health care provider. But do you know these other signs of skin cancer?

Women with Dense Breasts Have Higher Cancer Risk
Having dense breasts can make breast cancer harder to spot during mammography.

What to Expect Before, During, and After Your Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer screening aims to find the disease at an earlier stage, when treatment is more effective.

New Recommendation: Start Colorectal Cancer Screening at Age 45
The American Cancer Society recently issued new guidelines for colorectal cancer screening. Here are the details.

Rates of Melanoma: Down Among Young Adults, Up Among Boomers
One reason for the differing rates is that skin protection has been encouraged in teens and young adults, but perhaps not enough among older people.

What to Say to Someone Who Has Cancer
When someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, it might feel like something has shifted in your relationship. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or coworker, it’s normal to feel as if you suddenly don’t know how to act or what to say to this person.

What Does It Mean if You Have Dense Breasts?
Almost half of all women who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, and many don’t know what it means.

More Patients with Lung Cancer Are Surviving Today
Thanks to advancements in treatment options, more people are surviving early-stage lung cancer.