Most cervical cancers are diagnosed around midlife, but preventative measures against this disease can, and should, start much younger. Let me explain why.
Research has helped us understand that around 99%, so nearly all, of cervical cancers are caused by an ongoing infection with human papillomavirus, or HPV. Around 50% of all sexually active men and women are infected with HPV, but most don’t even know they are infected and are passing it on to others. This is because it often causes no symptoms and can clear on its own over time.
“Quitting smoking” is always among the top list of New Year’s resolutions. And for good reason. To help kick the habit, many turn to smoking cessation aides, and e-cigarettes have emerged as an alternative to traditional tobacco products. But do they help you quit? Here’s what we know:
When thinking about lung cancer and its risk factors, it’s natural to immediately think about smoking. However, there are other forms of lung cancer and, with them, other risk factors. Mesothelioma is a rare, but serious, lung cancer heavily linked with exposure to asbestos.
When my brother was diagnosed with cancer, my family’s priorities were clear: his health came first. But eventually, we also had to return to work.
The holiday season can be a difficult time for a healthy eating regimen. But with a few tips and a little effort, you can maintain your healthy lifestyle – and waistline – in the midst of all the yummy holiday temptations:
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration; a time to reunite with family and friends and revel in tradition. However, the news of a cancer diagnosis can halt holiday cheer.
The spinal cord is one of the most sensitive parts of the body. This delicate bundle of nerves is responsible for so many of our daily functions, and tumors in this region require immediate care and treatment.
The poem below was submitted by one of our readers, Elizabeth, as a loving tribute to the relationship shared between her mother, who is battling stage IV breast cancer, and her father.