A healthy body weight is not just about your physical appearance, it is a general reflection of your overall health. Obesity is a prevalent problem in the United States. Nearly 69% of adults and 32% of children in the United States are considered overweight or obese, according to data from 2009-2010. Obesity is linked to increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease—and cancer.
Sabrina Miller, BA, Clinical Liaison, shares six common questions and answers about Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program that you, and anyone in your life who may be at high risk for lung cancer, need to know.
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the strongest warning yet about the link between cancer and consumption of red and processed meats. The WHO guidelines now classify processed meats as a “definite” cause of cancer, while red meats are a “probable” cause.
Tanning, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds, is a leading cause of skin cancer and skin aging. You owe it to yourself and your skin to stay safe from harmful UV rays and always practice sun safety.
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.
If you see blood in your urine, don’t ignore it. Even if you’re not experiencing pain, it could be a symptom of bladder cancer, says Khurshid Guru, MD, Department of Urology, and Director of Robotic Surgery at Roswell Park.
Upon hearing this question, your answer likely falls into one of the following categories:
a) Yep! I’ve been screened and I’m not due again for another x-years.
b) Uh oh. I’ve been meaning to make that appointment for some time now.
c) Age 50 is years away. Don’t need to think about it at all.
The human papillomavirus, or HPV, continues to be a preventable cause of many cancer cases across the globe. The most common type of cancer associated with HPV is cervical cancer, but it can also cause anal, vaginal, vulvar, penile and some kinds of throat cancer.