The types of cancers that develop in children are different from those that develop in adults. Lifestyle or environmental risk factors don’t play a role. Instead, it’s usually the result of DNA changes in cells that take place very early in life.
September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone has a thyroid gland, and, despite the lack of a screening test for the disease, understanding and recognizing the signs and symptoms is key to catching it early.
If you smoke, quit. It will be the smartest decision you make on your journey to fight cancer. There’s nothing more damaging to your treatment and overall health than tobacco use. The sooner you quit the better.