Cancer Prevention

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

 

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.

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

A piece of quit-smoking advice I offered in the “Top Tips To Quit Smoking” post at the end of last year was to identify the triggers, or those people, places, things or situations that may entice you to smoke.

Continue your cancer prevention efforts with help from Dr. James Marshall, Chairman of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park. Learn about Dr. Marshall's Top-3 guide to staying healthy and curbing your cancer risks in 2012.

The New Year brings with it new opportunity, new hope, and another chance to start fresh with a healthier lifestyle. While there is no single, magical way to prevent all types of cancer, many healthy-living changes can help reduce your risk for several different types of cancers.