American Cancer Society News
Should You Get Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk?
Most cancers are not caused by inherited gene mutations. But if cancer runs in your family, you may want to consider genetic testing options.
Say Yes to Yoga
Practicing yoga can help control blood pressure, breathing, heart rate, and other body functions that can help lower stress and increase relaxation. Learn more about the benefits of this ancient discipline.
Young Adult Persists, Gets Help for Hodgkin Lymphoma
When Katie Dimmock, 26, learned she had cancer, she was actually a little relieved. “It was one of the worst – but at the same time best – moments,” said Dimmock.
Why We Screen for Some Cancers and Not Others
Screening tests are powerful tools in helping find cancer early or even preventing it. But they aren’t perfect. Find out what’s behind guidelines that tell us what screening tests to get and when.
Walk Your Way to Health
Walking is easy; we do it all the time. Done right and done often, walking can help you meet your physical activity goals and lower your risk for cancer, heart disease, and other health problems.
Choice of Doctor for Cancer Survivor Care Does Not Match Actual Care
New research suggests there’s a mismatch between the type of doctors cancer survivors say they prefer for on-going cancer care and who they actually see. An American Cancer Society (ACS) study showed that most cancer survivors preferred their primary care physician (PCP) and cancer doctor (oncologist) to share their on-going cancer care and for their PCPs to take charge of their preventive health care and management of chronic health conditions. But in the last 4 years, only 60% of survivors had seen a cancer doctor, while 96% had seen a PCP.
FDA Approves Rozlytrek (Entrectinib) for Tumors With Certain Genetic Markers
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rozlytrek (entrectinib) for adults and adolescents with tumors that test positive for NTRK gene changes, which can help cancerous tumors grow.
Half of US Teens Getting HPV Vaccinations
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that just over half (51.1%) of teenagers were fully vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV) as of 2018, up 2.5 percentage points from 48.6% in 2017.
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.
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.
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