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6 Myths About Sun Protection You Should Know

It’s happened to everyone — you come inside from a long day of working out in the yard, take one look at yourself in the mirror, and see your arms and back are sunburnt. While many of us simply brush it off, a sunburn is a clear sign that the DNA in your skin cells have been compromised by too much radiation.

The Dangerous Link Between Sugar and Cancer

It’s no surprise that too much sugar isn’t good for you. For years, doctor have warned people about the dangers of drinking too much soda and eating candy. But in addition to increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease, liver damage, and diabetes, it looks like sugar also affects your likelihood of having certain types of cancer.

8 Tips for Breast Cancer Survivors

As of March 2017, there are 3.1 million breast cancer survivors living in the United States. That’s 3.1 million people whose lives have been forever changed. For many of them, their goal after cancer treatment is simply just to go back to normal life. So much of your cancer recovery is out of your control, but there are a few things you can do to reduce your likelihood of your breast cancer recurring, and live a happy, healthy life.

The Link Between College Binge Drinking and Heart Disease

College — a time many people consider “the best years of their life.” For many students, college is the first time they are given the opportunity to make their own decisions about how they live their day-to-day life. So it’s not surprising that this is the time when many students begin to drink or take advantage of alcohol.

Cancer Death Rates Among Men, Women, and Children Continue to Fall

In 1991, death from cancer in the United States had reached its highest point. But we’re happy to say that since then, cancer death rates have dropped by 25%. If the cancer death rate stayed the same as it was from 1991 till today, that means that an estimated 2.1 million more people would have passed away.

Only 1 in 3 Men Regularly Check Themselves for Testicular Cancer

Despite being one of the easiest forms of detection, only one in three men regularly check themselves. As Testicular Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, here are just a few of the ways you can protect yourself from this disease.

Understanding Cancer Recurrence

Over the past few decades, there have been many triumphant advances in the form of cancer care. But sometimes, despite even the best technology and care, cancer returns in the men and women who have already beat it once before. When it does, it is referred to as cancer recurrence.

Esophageal Cancer: Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

This year, it’s estimated that nearly 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Currently, the disease is four times more common in men than in women, making it the 7th leading cause of cancer death for men in America. In honor of Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re raising awareness by highlighting some of the most common symptoms of this disease.

Health Benefits of Walking

Moderate physical activity has many proven benefits for overall health — from losing excess weight to lowering a person’s risk of of cardiovascular disease and cancer. So why do so many people avoid it?

What Causes Cancer?

What causes cancer? A question too often asked. While some factors cannot be controlled, did you know that the World Cancer Research Fund estimates that 20 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the US could have been prevented — largely through lifestyle changes?