You could be considered at higher risk if you have a family history of certain cancers or if you have a known genetic mutation or abnormality associated with a predisposition for developing cancer, such as mutations to the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genes.
Summer is officially here — time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, barbecues and beaches! But of course, summer also brings bugs.
"The mission of the COE is to assure that all cancer patients and communities in Western New York can benefit from, and have access to, all the clinical and scientific advances accomplished at Roswell Park.”
“We want to go from 70% of lung cancers being diagnosed when surgery is not an option to 70% diagnosed when most can be,” Dr. Reid says.
Before you raise your glass, find out about the link between drinking alcohol and the risk of getting cancer.
In general, coughing is your body’s way of responding to irritation and is usually considered normal and healthy. But sometimes a persistent cough is a warning sign of something more complex, including lung cancer.
Stomach cancer, among the most common cancers worldwide, occurs primarily in patients between 65 and 80 years of age. In the United States, doctors diagnose some 28,000 people with stomach cancer each year, more often in men than in women.
An estimated 25% of adults between the ages of 18 and 50 worldwide have at least one tattoo, adding up to millions of people with permanent skin art.
Aging increases cancer risks in our bodies in several ways. The older we are, the higher the proportion we acquire of cells with mutations. And these cells create populations of high risk for recruiting cancer-initiating cells.
A colon polyp is an irregularity of the internal lining of the colon. It most commonly results in a raised surface or bump on the inner surface of the colon.
Women all over the world are #DitchingTheDye to embrace their natural hair color, save money and accept the changes that come with aging. Some women may also start ditching the dye as a result of findings published in December, 2019, linking use of hair dyes and chemical hair straighteners to increased breast cancer risk.
Every April, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center works to raise awareness about cancer among minority populations by recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, celebrated this year April 8-14, 2019.