Cancer Prevention

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:40pm

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.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 12:38pm

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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:06pm
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.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:34pm
Sabrina Miller, BA, Clinical Liaison, shares six common questions and answers about Roswell Park’s Lung Cancer Screening Program that you, and anyone in your life who may be at high risk for lung cancer, need to know.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 10:46am
There is a lack of expectation that young adults get cancer, yet it is the number one cause of disease-related death in this age group.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 1:15pm

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the strongest warning yet about the link between cancer and consumption of red and processed meats. The WHO guidelines now classify processed meats as a “definite” cause of cancer, while red meats are a “probable” cause.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 10:28am
Tanning, whether from the sun or from indoor tanning beds, is a leading cause of skin cancer and skin aging. You owe it to yourself and your skin to stay safe from harmful UV rays and always practice sun safety.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 9:41am
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.
Friday, February 13, 2015 - 1:15pm

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.

Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:02pm

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.