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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of the term. You can get skin cancer in places that…...

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3 Quick Cancer Prevention Tips for the Summer

Summer is here!  Fire up the grill, put on your white pants and celebrate outside with friends and family—right after reading these three quick cancer prevention tips. #1. Wear sunscreen  If you’re like many Americans, your skin probably hasn’t seen the light of day since Labor Day 2017, so you…...

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Independence from Cancer

Freedom is a proudly and deeply held American value. It encapsulates the essence of the country’s founding and demonstrates the strength associated with its pursuit. And, while it may have begun with freedom from the Church of England and colonial rule, its momentous force has undoubtedly seeped into all areas…...

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National Cancer Control Month: Smoking Prevention and Cessation

The new age of cancer prevention has begun. People no longer need be subject to the deterministic paradigm of the past, where genetics ruled over lifestyle and environment. The fact is, 90 -95% of cancer diagnoses have their roots in environment and lifestyle. Up to 30% of cancer deaths are…...

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Head, Neck and Mouth Cancer Prevention through Awareness and Understanding

Cancer can often feel like a disease of mysterious origin. There are difficult to pronounce words, complex statistics and evolving theories involved in the explanation of the development of cancer. Its nefariousness and criticality can create a fear-associated mental distancing or even an attitude of fatalism. Together, this can allow…...

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Aspirin: Effective at Lowering Cancer Risk?

Salicylates are naturally occurring chemicals found within many plants, fruits and vegetables. They have been medicinally used since ancient times to treat fever, pain and headaches. With only minor upgrades, a salicylate-derived medication is now one of the most effective and widespread medications on the planet. This medication is acetylsalicylic acid,…...

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Movement and Its Many Benefits—Especially For Cancer Survivors

Feel-good movement integrates the mind, body and spirit. It stimulates our awareness, tames our thoughts, frees our bodies and enlivens our spirits. In doing so, it allows us to have a more unified conscious experience that is oriented around self-directed pleasing sensation.   Stress, Trauma, Cancer and Awareness Stress is…...

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Eating for Cancer Prevention

We’ve all heard about the importance of healthy eating and living for longevity, but how influential is it for cancer, specifically? Are diet and lifestyle influential enough to significantly reduce cancer formation and progression? The answer is “yes!” Approximately 30-40% of cancer diagnoses could be prevented by modest diet and…...

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Kidney Cancer Intervention & Prevention

This month is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, and March 8, is World Kidney Day. In this National Foundation for Cancer Research blog post, we will look at recent scientific advances in the battle against the most common form of the disease: Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC). In 2018, just under 64,000…...

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National Cancer Prevention Month

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  As the National Foundation for Cancer Research, we want to share in the important message of cancer prevention.  Cancer risk can be decreased with simple healthy lifestyle changes and early detection testing. But do you really need another article reminding you to stop smoking…...

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