Cancer Prevention

Monday, April 1, 2019 - 1:15pm

More than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer each year — but the death rate is on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 12:00pm

The same screening test that helped cut the number of cervical cancer deaths in half over the past 30 years is now being offered at Roswell Park to protect people at high risk of developing anal cancer.

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:30pm

While most cancers occur sporadically, and are caused by gene changes that happen during your lifetime, approximately 5 to 10% of all cancers are due to an inherited genetic change, called a mutation, to specific genes.

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 3:02pm

It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin spice is everywhere, the leaves are crunching underfoot and the geese are flying for warmer weather.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 3:33pm
We asked some of Roswell Park’s doctors who specialize in cancers that affect women to share some tips for preventing or treating cancer. Here’s what they offered.
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 8:00am

A team of Roswell Park researchers that includes an ambitious high school student has given women everywhere another good reason to eat their veggies.

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 8:00am
A cancer diagnosis inspires many questions, and in a search for answers, patients and family members often stumble on misleading or inaccurate information that raises even more questions, such as — is cancer contagious?
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 3:55pm
You may know someone who doesn’t wear deodorant or antiperspirant due to fear of an increased breast cancer risk. Are their concerns supported by scientific data? According to researchers, the answer is no.
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 4:28pm
We know that cancers related to HPV (human papillomavirus) are common, on the rise and, for more than a decade, preventable. Roswell Park teams specializing in cancer prevention and ways to eliminate health disparities have spent a lot of time trying to understand a dynamic we’ve observed — why aren’t more families taking advantage of HPV vaccination, a powerful opportunity to prevent some very serious and possibly fatal cancers before they develop?
Friday, May 25, 2018 - 3:49pm

The summer sun can be one of our best friends, providing us with warmth, beautiful weather, and even happiness. However, overexposure to the sun’s rays can also be harmful to our bodies. Here are five things to consider helping you better understand SPF, choose the best sunscreen, and protect your skin.