Breast Health

Cancer Experts Offer 10 Lifesaving Tips

About 18% of cancers have been linked to things such as carrying excess pounds and not getting enough exercise.

Why Are Younger People Getting Cancer?

If it seems like younger people are getting cancer more often, you’re right. Although cancer mostly affects people ages 50 and older, recent years have brought a shift.

Boosting Your Body Image During Cancer Treatment

Here's what to expect and tips for how to cope with your body image during cancer treatment.

No Ifs, Ands, or Buts: It’s Time to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

When it comes to colon cancer screening, it’s easy to make excuses. But once you learn the truth about these tests, it’s harder to put them off.

Looking After Your Pet While Being Treated for Cancer

Having a pet can be a great source of comfort when you’re going through cancer treatment. Yet being a pet owner is also a big responsibility. It’s important to have a plan for taking care of both your own health and your pet’s well-being.

Why Nonsmokers Get Lung Cancer

While cigarette smoking is the top risk factor for lung disease, nonsmokers can be diagnosed, too. Learning about less common causes of lung cancer may help you avoid them.

Get Ready for Your Colonoscopy with These Tips

Many people say the worst part of a colonoscopy is actually the preparation. But there are ways to make it easier.

Cope with Chemotherapy at Work

If you have cancer, you may find yourself undergoing chemotherapy. This treatment can help manage or even cure your disease, but it can also cause a range of side effects.

Going for Your Mammogram

Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, while it’s smaller and easier to treat. Many tumors that are too small to be felt are found by mammograms.

The Hidden Health Risk for Cancer Survivors

Scientists have made significant progress in the fight against cancer. Now more than 18 million Americans have successfully survived treatment.

Carrying More Weight Longer Increases Colorectal Cancer Risk

Health experts have known for a while that excess body weight increases the likelihood of a cancer diagnosis. Being overweight at any point raises your odds of developing colorectal cancer by as much as 60%.

Get Moving After a Cancer Diagnosis

After a cancer diagnosis, your mind might be racing. Going to an aerobics class is probably your last thought. If you’ve already started treatment, the idea of exercise may make you feel even more tired than you already are. But many studies show that exercise is actually safe and realistic during cancer treatment.