Cancer Prevention

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 8:15am

Parabens are preservatives used in some sunscreens and also in a variety of cosmetic products.  Preservatives are used in products to prevent growth of microorganisms that can cause infection, much like preservatives used in food.

Friday, May 25, 2012 - 2:57pm

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, it’s important to remember that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun can increase your risk of developing skin cancer.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 4:04pm

Just last month, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released updated cervical cancer screening recommendations.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 12:32pm

On April 8, 1987, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Joint Resolution 119 designated the third week in April as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 1:15pm

Each year, more than 50,000 people die of colorectal cancer. The good news is that death rates are on a steady decline, and the American Cancer Society (ACS) projects that the 2020 death rate will be 50% lower than the 2000 rate.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 2:23pm

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out what you should know about colorectal cancer, the third most common type of cancer in men and women.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 10:59am

Scott Hangauer knows all too well the consequences of using indoor tanning beds.

He has the scar to prove it.

Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 5:06pm

Dr. Peter Frederick explains the link between cervical cancer and HPV (human papillomavirus) and the use of the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer prevention.

 

Friday, January 27, 2012 - 1:56pm

You may have heard that the mercury in dental fillings is of concern as a possible cause of cancer. But, the next time you find yourself in the dentist chair, you can rest assured that scientific evidence points otherwise. 

What are dental fillings made of? 

Friday, January 20, 2012 - 10:33am

Should boys and men be vaccinated against the HPV virus the same as adolescent girls? Dr. Martin Mahoney of Roswell Park Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention office offers his thoughtful contribution to this sometimes debated issue.