Despite efforts by the Food & Drug Administration and the American Academy of Dermatology to restrict false advertising, these for-profit enterprises often cover up the truth about the serious consequences of indoor tanning.
April is Oral, Head & Neck Cancer Awareness Month—the perfect time to learn more about your risk factors. Unlike a mammogram, a PSA test, or other routine cancer screenings, oral cancer screening is something most people don’t think to ask about at the doctor’s office.
Abdominal and back pain, blood in the urine, vomiting or fever – all could be signs of serious kidney issues. However, it's unlikely that any of these ailments is a symptom of kidney cancer. That's because most kidney cancers don't have any noticeable symptoms.
While some risk factors, including a genetic predisposition for disease, cannot be controlled, research has shown certain lifestyle factors, like a healthy diet, exercise and maintaining a healthy body weight, could prevent nearly half of the cases of colorectal cancers diagnosed in the United States every year.