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.
A cancer diagnosis isn’t a reason to stop being vigilant when it comes to prevention. In fact, cancer patients have even more reason to be on guard, because they usually have a higher risk for infection or for developing other types of cancer.
Childhood obesity can have both immediate and long-term effects on health and well-being. We develop our eating habits (and many other habits and behaviors) during childhood, so obesity frequently becomes a lifelong issue.
A complex and unexpected mix of emotions sometimes follows the end of cancer treatment. While you are relieved that your cancer is in remission, it’s normal to feel worried that the cancer could come back.