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Is Any Form of Smoking Safe?

When it was first revealed in the 1950s that smoking cigarettes caused lung cancer, as well as an array of many other health problems, tobacco manufacturers were quick to develop cigarette “alternatives.” Today, you can find find chewing tobacco, herbal cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes in nearly every bodega in the country. But are any of these really a good alternative to smoking? No.

Imaging Tests and Cancer: Which Test is Best?

Today, imaging tests are more advanced than ever. And while they have been used to identify everything from broken bones to muscle damage, one of their primary uses is to discover cancerous cells and tumors within the body.

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.

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.

This April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 50,000 people will be diagnosed with oral cavity cancer, also known as oropharyngeal cancer, in 2017. Despite the fact that 1 in 64 men will have oral cancer in his lifetime, the disease tends to remain largely untalked about. As April brings oral cancer into light, we want to increase awareness of this disease by sharing some risk factors, symptoms, and treatment methods.

4 Colonoscopy Myths

To continue raising awareness this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to share some common myths about colonoscopies and colon cancer.