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Some colorectal cancers found before screening starts at age 50
February 08, 2016One in seven colon and rectal cancers in the U.S. are now diagnosed in patients younger than age 50, which is when people are advised to begin routine screenings for these tumors, a new study finds.
Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk
February 08, 2016Women who eat more high-fiber foods during adolescence and young adulthood—especially lots of fruits and vegetables—may have significantly lower breast cancer risk than those who eat less dietary fi...
Preventable Colon Cancer Deaths Cost The Economy $6.4 Billion
November 16, 2015Almost 20 percent of the people in low-income communities who die of colon cancer could have been saved with early screening. And those premature deaths take a toll on communities that can least bear it.
Mediterranean Diet Plus Olive Oil Associated With Reduced Breast Cancer Risk
October 19, 2015Eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil was associated with a relatively lower risk of breast cancer in a study of women in Spain, according to an article published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.
Former Smokers: What's Your Risk for Lung Cancer?
September 21, 2015You quit smoking years ago—maybe even decades ago—and in the years since, you’ve lived a healthier lifestyle. Still, you can’t help wondering if your old habits might have left you with a higher risk of lung cancer.
Study: the Angelina Jolie Effect on Breast Cancer Screening
August 27, 2015Angelina Jolie received widespread media attention in 2013 when she told the public that she’d tested positive for BRCA1, a gene associated with an increased risk of breast and ovarian cancers, and s...
Reprogramming Cancer Cells Back to Normal Looks Feasible, Study Shows
August 27, 2015In many respects, cancer is like a complex software program of life that has got out of control; instead of the code for normal cells, a code for making abnormal cells is executed. Now, a new study i...
Exercising 300 Minutes per Week Better for Reducing Total Fat in Postmenopausal Women
August 05, 2015This is a noteworthy finding because body fat has been associated with increased risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, according to an article published in the journal JAMA Oncology.
Daily Aspirin Could Block Growth of Breast, Other Cancers
July 07, 2015"Take two aspirin and call me in the morning" has been the punchline for countless jokes. Could it also be good advice for cancer patients?
Breast Cancer Screening Reduces Risk of Death by 40%
July 07, 2015Women aged 50-69 years who attend mammography screening reduce their risk of dying from breast cancer by 40 percent compared to women who are not screened, according to a major international review o...
Gov. Hogan & Managing Cancer at Work: Radio Interview With Lillie Shockney
June 25, 2015Gov. Hogan announced that doctors have diagnosed him with an advanced, aggressive form of cancer of the lymph nodes. He intends to keep working while he’s undergoing treatment. Radio interview with Lillie Shockney.
The Truth About 5 Common Health Beliefs
May 13, 2015There are plenty of misunderstandings and sometimes they get regurgitated into new forms, like that sugar is toxic or bread is bad for your brain. It can get a little confusing so Johns Hopkins p...
Tell Your Mom to Get Her Annual Mammogram
May 04, 2015Taylor Swift asked for an unusual Christmas present last year: She wanted her mother, Andrea Finlay, to go to a doctor to "get screened for any health issues." On Thursday, Swift said that the result...
Cancer Signs You Can’t Ignore
April 13, 2015Are you missing out on warnings? Here’s what a Johns Hopkins expert wants you to know. We’re all (rightly) fearful of getting cancer. Yet not all of us are alert to cancer’s earliest telltale signs.
Whose Cancer Is It, Anyway?
March 30, 2015What do you call the person who holds your hand during a cancer diagnosis? What do you call the fiancé who picks up your medication, the friend who makes your favorite meal, the sister who changes the dressings on your surgical incisions?
Obesity Raises Women's Cancer Risk by 40 Percent, Study Finds
March 19, 2015Obesity takes a huge toll on health, and a new British study finds that obese women have a 40 percent higher risk for cancer than thinner women.
CDC: Cancer Survival Rates
March 18, 2015Two of three people with cancer survive five years or more, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, the most common cancers are prosta...
Something's Got to Give: Paying for Cancer Care - Part 1
March 18, 2015Physicians, patients, payors and politicians all want to see reform for the entire U.S. health care system, but nowhere is reform needed more than in the area of cancer care. The rising costs of canc...
Nine Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Cancer
March 17, 2015Cancer formation can come from the foods we eat, the air we breathe or the medicine we take. While there is no magical pill that can prevent you from getting cancer,
One Million Strong Campaign
March 12, 2015Leading patient advocacy organization Fight Colorectal Cancer and Bayer HealthCare are kicking off the 2015 One Million Strong campaign to spotlight colorectal cancer. The month-long national campa...
Take a selfie for the cause! #StrongArmSelfie
March 11, 2015You can prevent colon and rectal cancer by raising awareness! Come create a change. All you need is a smart phone & social media accounts (bicep muscles optional.) Take a “selfie” while flexing yo...
Why 'Still Alice' is about you
February 27, 2015"Still Alice" is actually a film about the real unsung heroes: caregivers. As the audience journeys with Alice and her family from diagnosis to acceptance and adaptation, we watch her husband and thr...
Information on Coding, Value and Coverage for Tomosynthesis
February 27, 2015For calendar year (CY) 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new codes and values for digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).