Archive - January 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 5:06pm
Dr. Peter Frederick explains the link between cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus) and the use of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention.
Friday, January 27, 2012 - 1:56pm
You may have heard that the mercury in dental fillings is of concern as a possible cause of cancer. But, the next time you find yourself in the dentist chair, you can rest assured that scientific evidence points otherwise.
What are dental fillings made of?
Dental Amalgams (silver fillings) are composed of elemental mercury and an alloy powder consisting of tin, copper, silver and other trace metals. There are records of amalgams being used as early as the late 600's, and, in the last 150 years, amalgam has proven to be a long-lasting and...
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:35am
We continue with our posts for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month by sharing some information on the signs and symptoms of cervical cancer. As Dr. Frederick explains in this video, early-stage cervical cancer seldom presents with symptoms. For more information, visit the National Cancer Institute's What You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer online resource.
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 11:22am
All this week we will be featuring posts from Dr. Peter Frederick in recognition of January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. In this video, Dr. Frederick, Gynecologic Oncologist and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, shares an overview of what women should know about this disease.
Friday, January 20, 2012 - 10:33am
Should boys and men be vaccinated against the HPV virus the same as adolescent girls? Dr. Martin Mahoney of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention office offers his thoughtful contribution to this sometimes debated issue.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:09pm
A piece of quit-smoking advice I offered in the “Top Tips To Quit Smoking” post at the end of last year was to identify the triggers, or those people, places, things or situations that may entice you to smoke. Now that you’ve identified your personal triggers, what steps can you take to mitigate their influence? Here are some ways to help control some of the most common smoking triggers.
Drinking alcohol often triggers the urge to...
Monday, January 9, 2012 - 4:55pm
Continue your cancer prevention efforts with help from Dr. James Marshall, Chairman of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at RPCI. Learn about Dr. Marshall's Top-3 guide to staying healthy and curbing your cancer risks in 2012.
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