Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in African-American women, who are 41% more likely than white women to die of the disease.

Fill out a free personal assessment to learn which cancer screenings are recommended for you. 

Across the board, the IUD is known to lower risk for many gynecological cancers, including endometrial and ovarian cancer, but with regard to cervical cancer, the latest research suggests the benefit can be significant — as much as a 30% reduced risk.
Brushing, flossing and regular dental checkups are even more important than you thought.

We have heard lots of information lately about talcum powder use and the risk of ovarian cancer.

At Roswell Park, doctors and interdisciplinary teams work year-round to help women become more aware of the different gynecological cancers, providing support with resources and strategies to prevent and lower risks for these cancers.

When they're out protecting the lives of other people, firefighters put themselves at risk for many types of cancer. Here are some practical steps for reducing that risk. 

Grilling meats at high temperatures results in the formation of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), chemicals that form when meat — including beef, pork, fish or poultry — is cooked at high temperatures. According to the National Cancer Institute, HCAs and PAHs have been found to be mutagenic, which means they cause changes in DNA that may increase the risk of cancer.

Janet Snyder is helping us get the word out about women’s health!

Studies show those who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for many diseases. While studies can’t conclusively prove that obesity causes cancer, there is growing evidence that higher amounts of body fat are consistently associated with increased risks for developing certain types of cancers.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects your mesothelium, a thin layer of tissue that covers most internal organs, including your lungs, stomach and heart. However, tumors in the mesothelium can also be benign, meaning non-cancerous. Benign tumors of the mesothelium typically can be removed with surgery and do not require additional treatment.

While 90% of colorectal cancer diagnoses occur in those ages 50 and older, incidence rates are increasing for young people under 50. The reason behind this growth is unclear, and unfortunately, because these cancers are usually found in a later stage, mortality rates for young men and women are rising as well.