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.
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.
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.