American Cancer Society News
Americans Need to Move More and Sit Less
Americans are still not getting enough exercise and now spend more time than ever sitting, according to researchers from the University of Iowa.
Get Healthy With Your Honey
Two is the healthiest number. From quitting smoking to getting more exercise to losing weight, you’re more likely to succeed if your significant other joins you.
FDA Reveals New Ads to Warn Kids About E-Cigarettes
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is launching a new series of TV ads to teach kids about the dangers of using e-cigarettes.
Rapidly Growing Older Population Increases Demand for Cancer Care in US
A new report from the American Cancer Society details rates of new cancer cases and cancer deaths among adults 85 years old and older, often called the “oldest old.”
It’s Never Too Late to Get More Exercise
Research shows that upping your exercise level can pay healthy dividends, even if you’re starting later in life.
Study: Hormone Treatment for Prostate Cancer Linked With Dementia
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that older prostate cancer patients getting hormone treatment, called androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), were more likely to be diagnosed later with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Study: Lack of Education About Melanoma May Contribute to Black-White Survival Disparities
It’s true that people with darker skin have a lower risk of melanoma. But as a recent study showed, it’s also true that non-Hispanic black Americans are more likely to have lower survival rates when they are diagnosed. That’s partly because compared with non-Hispanic whites, people with darker skin are more often diagnosed with later-stage melanoma (after it’s spread). It’s also because the most common type of melanoma among non-Hispanic blacks—called acral lentiginous melanoma (ALM)—has a lower survival rate.
Study: More Colorectal Cancer Diagnoses in People Under 55 Aren’t Only Because of More Colonoscopies
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is being diagnosed more often in the United States among adults younger than age 55. Does this mean more of them are getting colorectal cancer? Or are doctors finding it more often because more younger adults are having colonoscopies? In a study published in the Journal of Medical Screening, researchers at the American Cancer Society (ACS) found that colonoscopy trends don’t completely line up with the rates of colorectal cancer diagnosis by age, so more screening doesn’t fully explain the rise in CRC cases.
Study: Premature Deaths from Cancer in One Year Led to Loss of 8.7 Million Years of Life and $94 Billion of Future Earnings
Cancer kills many people before their time, costing more than 8.7 million years of life among people aged 16 to 84 in the United States in 2015. Researchers estimate cancer also leads to $94 billion in future lost earnings, not just in 2015. These numbers come from a new report by American Cancer Society (ACS) researchers in JAMA Oncology.
Few Colleges and Universities Are 100% Smoke-Free or Tobacco-Free
Only 16.7% of US institutions of higher learning were completely smoke-free in 2017, according to a new study.
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