Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products. Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.
Questions have been raised about whether parabens have the ability to promote tumor growth, specifically breast tumors, because of their potential estrogen-like effects.
However, studies so far have not shown this to be a legitimate concern. According to an FDA statement on the topic, last updated in June 2011:
As manager of the Chemo/Infusion Clinic at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, I meet many new patients who experience anxiety about receiving chemotherapy. It is only natural to feel this way about treatment and potential hair loss.
Several years ago, my colleagues and I wondered about the impact of dietary practice and its role in prostate cancer. We wanted to further examine the potential link between nutritional intake and this disease. With that in mind, the Men’s Eating and Living (MEAL) Study was created.
Many people are hesitant about undergoing endoscopic procedures, but a little understanding can go a long way in easing their fears.
July is National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. To help you better understand, fight and beat this disease, we have compiled some key facts and statistics.
Kristen and Brandee, members of the AYA and Pediatric Psychosocial team at Roswell Park, will be sharing new insights and advice for the AYA population each month on Cancer Talk.
Cancer doesn’t define you; it’s just a piece of your story.
Earlier this month, a British study published in The Lancet revealed that computed tomography (CT) scans can raise the risk of brain cancer and leukemia in children later in life.