Cancer Prevention

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.

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.

Activated by sunlight and present in some foods and supplements, vitamin D plays an important role in disease prevention and overall health. Adequate intake regulates calcium and phosphorus absorption, maintains healthy bones and teeth, and protects against multiple diseases and conditions such as cancer. 

A new study has sounded the alarm about the impact of cervical cancer on women of color. According to the study, published in the journal Cancer, the death toll among African-American women is similar to that of women living in poor, developing countries.
The report released yesterday by the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel, a group convened by Vice President Biden last winter, highlighted some big ideas and high-impact opportunities in oncology.
Whether your summer plans include a beach vacation, a long-awaited fishing trip, or just working in the garden, you’ll need to protect yourself from the sun’s ultraviolet rays — UVA (long wave) and UVB (short wave).
The last time I visited Roswell Park it was without my sister Elise. I went alone. I was still in the emotional turmoil of grieving her loss. I was very much looking forward to visiting some of her doctors and attempting to “connect to her,” and to the previous life I had with her.
For years we’ve known that lead is dangerous. The colorless, odorless and tasteless metal can go undetected in tap water and cause severe and permanent health problems.

Adult women, starting at age 20, are encouraged to perform a breast self-exam at least once a month. The key to a successful self-exam is consistency.

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) is the most common sexually transmitted virus in the United States. However, some things you hear about HPV may not be true. Educate yourself with the facts in this blog.

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.