Asian men who live in Asia have very low rates of prostate cancer. However, when Asian men relocate to westernized countries such as the United States or the United Kingdom, their prostate cancer rates increase, suggesting that factors such as environment and diet may be strongly associated with the disease.
World Cancer Day, 2013, is a day to reflect on the global impact of cancer. This year, 7.6 million people around the world will die from cancer. Four million of them will be adults between the ages of 30 and 69 years; many others will be children. According to the The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), 1.5 million of those people could be saved with better prevention and control programs and policies.
Want to tackle the fifth-leading cause of cancer death in women? Start with a pencil and paper. A simple three-question survey, developed by a research team from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, may help identify women who could benefit the most from screening tests for ovarian cancer.
What are Moles
Moles are small, usually dark skin growths composed of a group of cells called melanocytes. These cells make the pigment melanin. Moles are very common. The average adult has about 40 to 60 moles and other skin growths.
Moles often are black, brown, or tan. They usually are no bigger than a pencil eraser and are round or oval in shape. Moles may be flat or raised. They may be present at birth or develop during childhood, and almost all are present by age 40.
More than 90 percent of primary care doctors and 65 percent of oncologists do not know the major long-term side effects of four drugs commonly used to treat breast cancer and colon cancer, according to findings from a survey by the National Cancer Institute.
Dragon-boat racing may help breast cancer survivors cope with post-recovery trauma and improve their mental and physical health.
Dragon-boat racing is an ancient Chinese sport that began in the 4th century BCE. Teams of 10 to 20 paddlers crew the long, narrow canoe-like boats. A drummer at the bow and a tiller (or steerer) at the stern guide the team.
Skin cancer first appears as a growth, or abnormal accumulation of cells. It sometimes takes the form of a sore or pimple that does not heal. The sore may bleed or ooze fluid, crust or scab over, and then ooze or bleed again. Cancer can occur on almost area of the skin, but is most common on areas often exposed to the sun. Skin cancer usually is painless.
The most common symptoms are:
1. A new growth on the skin.
Colon cancer is the third most common cancer -- and the third leading cause of cancer deaths -- in the United States.
One in 19 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer during their lifetimes.
More than 80 percent of all cases of colorectal (colon or rectal) cancer could have been prevented with early and regular screenings.
Only one in three people ages 50 and over have received the recommended colon cancer screenings.
Standing in front of the array of sunscreens at my local grocery store the other day, I scratched my head. What was the best sunscreen for me to buy? Was there a good reason to buy a kids’ sunscreen for my three-year old? Was SPF 15 enough? Should I pay twice as much for a sunscreen labeled SPF 70? What does SPF mean, anyway? Should it be labeled waterproof? Water-resistant? Fragrance free? Mineral-based? Sunblock? Was it safe to smear on with all those chemicals with unpronounceable names?
When should doctors stop prescribing chemotherapy for people with cancer who aren't responding to treatment? With health-care expenditures skyrocketing, how can cancer specialists provide the best cancer care to the greatest number of people? Is it ethical to devote hundreds of thousands of dollars to cancer treatments that might help someone live another week? A few more months?