Tag Archives: Prevention

Melanoma and Alcohol: Another Explanation

A study out today links alcohol intake with an increased risk of melanoma. But is UV radiation from tanning beds a possible cause for the finding? Continue reading

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Radon and Hematologic Cancer in Women

A new report from American Cancer Society researchers finds a statistically-significant, positive association between high levels of residential radon and the risk of hematologic cancer (lymphoma, myeloma, and leukemia) in women. The study is the first prospective, population-based study of … Continue reading

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HPV vaccination: A public health priority

Today, National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers across the country issued a consensus statement urging action to increase vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV). The American Cancer Society’s Debbie Saslow, Ph.D., director of cancer control intervention, HPV & women’s cancers, says the time … Continue reading

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Low dose aspirin: More evidence it can protect against colon cancer

A study appearing in the most recent Annals of Internal Medicine concludes that low- dose aspirin used every other day may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in healthy women. The report comes from a large study of nearly 40,000 … Continue reading

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Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Breast Cancer Prevention Drugs

Do the benefits of taking a medication to prevent breast cancer outweigh the potential risks? That’s the question a new study published Monday in the journal Lancet Oncology is raising about exemestane, a cancer treatment that many scientists hope could … Continue reading

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