• Cervical cancer Jul 31, 2020

    New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines Released: What You Need to Know

    People with a cervix might notice a change on their next visit to the OB-GYN thanks to new guidelines about cervical cancer screenings. These new rules aim to reduce stress and increase detection of the virus that causes most cervical cancers.

  • Cancer Jan 8, 2020

    As Cancer Death Rates Fall, Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment Play Major Role

    Cancer death rates have declined steadily over the past several decades, falling by nearly a third since the early 1990s, according to a report published Wednesday by the American Cancer Society.

  • Baby powder Jan 7, 2020

    No Strong Sign Linking Baby Powder and Ovarian Cancer: Study

    U.S. government-led research found no strong evidence linking baby powder with ovarian cancer in the largest analysis to look at the question. The findings were called “overall reassuring” in an editorial published Tuesday with the study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The analysis involving 250,000 women isn’t definitive but more conclusive research probably isn’t feasible because a dwindling...

  • Instagram Oct 21, 2019

    Lizzo Promotes Self-Care at We Can Survive Benefit Concert

    Lizzo is always here to make us feel good as hell. On Saturday night, Oct. 19, the Hollywood Bowl hosted the 7th Annual We Can Survive benefit concert supporting the American Cancer Society. The sold-out show featured some of today’s billboard chart-toppers including the “Truth Hurts” singer herself, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Camila Cabello, Jonas Brothers, Marshmello, Becky G and...

  • California Oct 15, 2019

    The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya Talks Tequila and His Legendary Career

    The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya is in the California Studio to talk being an ambassador for the American Cancer Society and taking his love of tequila to a new level with Casa México Tequila. As seen on California Live on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

  • Harvard Oct 14, 2019

    Who Says You Can't Eat Red Meat? Food Advice Questioned Anew

    So is red meat good or bad for you? If the answer were only that simple. A team of international researchers recently rattled the nutrition world by saying there isn’t enough evidence to tell people to cut back on red or processed meat, seemingly contradicting advice from prominent health experts and groups including the American Cancer Society and American Heart...

  • Donald Trump Oct 1, 2019

    President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

    The winds are blowing fair for America’s wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas plains to farm towns of Iowa. And the U.S. wind boom now is expanding offshore, with big corporations planning $70 billion in investment for the country’s first utility-scale...

  • Chicago May 31, 2019

    Companies Report Progress on Blood Tests to Detect Cancer

    A California company says its experimental blood test was able to detect many types of cancer at an early stage and gave very few false alarms in a study that included people with and without the disease. Grail Inc. gave results in a news release on Friday and will report them Saturday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting...

  • Asher Klein May 30, 2019

    Alex Trebek Shares ‘Mind-Boggling' Pancreatic Cancer Update

    The 78-year-old TV personality tells People magazine he’s responding very well to chemotherapy and the doctors have told him “they hadn’t seen this kind of positive results in their memory.” Trebek says some of the tumors have shrunk by more than 50%.

  • Atlanta Oct 23, 2018

    Desperate & Duped? GoFundMe Means Big Bucks for Dubious Care, Study Finds

    People seeking dubious, potentially harmful treatment for cancer and other ailments raised nearly $7 million over two years from crowdfunding sites, a study found. Echoing recent research on campaigns for stem cell therapies, the findings raise more questions about an increasingly popular way to help pay for costly, and sometimes unproven, medical care. Soliciting money on GoFundMe and other sites...

  • georgia Aug 17, 2018

    Any Given Sun Day: NFL Tackles Skin Cancer With Sunscreen Drive

    The NFL and American Cancer Society teamed up this summer to launch an initiative as part of its “Crucial Catch” campaign in which free sunscreen is being provided to players, coaches, fans, team employees and media at camps around the country.

  • NBC Jun 15, 2018

    Higher Vitamin D Levels Might Decrease Colon Cancer Risk: Study

    A higher Vitamin D level might decrease the risk of developing colon cancer, a finding that is particularly true for women, according to new American Cancer Society research. Colon cancer, the third-most common form of the disease in men and women, was more prevalent among people with lower levels of Vitamin D than recommended. The study focused on 12,000 people...

  • NBC Jun 15, 2018

    Higher Vitamin D Levels Might Decrease Colon Cancer Risk: Study

    A higher Vitamin D level might decrease the risk of developing colon cancer, a finding that is particularly true for women, according to new American Cancer Society research. Colon cancer, the third-most common form of the disease in men and women, was more prevalent among people with lower levels of Vitamin D than recommended. The study focused on 12,000 people...

  • United States May 30, 2018

    Cancer Group Says Colon Screening Should Start at 45, Not 50

    New guidelines released Wednesday recommend U.S. adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The American Cancer Society’s advice puts it out of sync with guidelines from an influential government advisory group, which kept the age at 50 in an update two years ago. Cancer society officials acknowledge the shift to 45 could cause confusion for...

  • Stephen Ellison Apr 26, 2018

    Los Gatos Thrift Store For Cancer Research Closes Due to Water Damage

    A popular South Bay thrift store that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research was forced to close this week after a water heater burst, causing major damage.

  • Breast Cancer Mar 15, 2018

    Doctors Try Glowing Dyes to Find Hidden Cancers

    It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient’s chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. Another shimmered in a lung. They were hidden cancers revealed by fluorescent dye, an advance that soon may transform how hundreds of thousands of operations are done each year....

  • NBC Feb 5, 2018

    Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Maybe, in Some Rats, Anyway

    The latest federal studies of cellphone radiation show that it might — in the highest doses for the longest period of time — cause a certain type of cancer in rats, NBC News reported. But experts agree that the National Toxicology Program’s finding, from reports released Friday, probably doesn’t translate to people. Male rats given high doses of cellphone radiation...

  • Cancer Jan 24, 2018

    Blood Test to Detect 8 Cancers Early Gives Promising Results

    Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now. Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and other things that tumors shed into blood, to try to find cancer before it spreads, when chances...

  • Harvard Dec 7, 2017

    Hormone Contraceptives Carry Small Risk of Breast Cancer, Study Finds

    Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. But a large Danish study suggests that, like older pills, they still modestly raise the risk of breast cancer, especially with long-term use. Researchers found a similar breast cancer risk with the progestin-only intrauterine device, and they couldn’t rule out a risk for...

  • Department of Justice Nov 27, 2017

    Big Tobacco Finally Tells the Truth in Court-Ordered Ad Campaign

    Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette. Ads with these statements hit the major television networks and newspapers this weekend, but they are not being placed by the American Cancer Society or other health groups. They’re being placed by major tobacco...

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