American Cancer Society News
Common Questions About the New Coronavirus Outbreak
Cancer patients and their caregivers need to take precautions to lower their risk of getting COVID-19. Learn some basic facts about what can and cannot be done to keep from getting sick.
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Survivor Copes With Coronavirus Pandemic
Phyllis Alsterberg was recently treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She hasn’t left her home in New York City much since the coronavirus outbreak started because she has a weakened immune system and she’s worried about getting sick.
Study: More Steps Per Day Linked With Longer Life
A new observational study shows that taking more steps each day – even if you walk at a regular pace – is linked with living longer.
Cancer Caregiving During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Caring for someone with cancer has become even more serious because of the coronavirus pandemic. The person you care for may be at high risk of infection with COVID-19 because cancer and cancer treatments often weaken their immune systems.
The ACA’s Effect on Access to Cancer Screening and Care — The First 10 Years
It's the 10th anniversary of the day the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was signed into law. The question for today is: How has it helped prevent cancer and helped cancer patients?
Medicare Expands Telehealth to Help Seniors Stay Home
Medicare has changed its policies to make it easier for older Americans to “see” their doctors without going in for an office visit, using their home computer or other device.
Tips for Staying Healthy While Stuck at Home
Health experts are advising people to stay home as much as they can to stay safe from the coronavirus pandemic and slow its spread. With a bit of creativity, you can find new ways to get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy food.
Long-term Breast Cancer Survivor Reflects on Life After 50
Now that she’s in her 50s, Pam Matthews has more aches, pains, and other physical problems. She blames some of this on age, and some of it on long-term side effects from breast cancer treatment she received in her 30s.
Annual Report to the Nation: Cancer Death Rate Continues to Drop
The death rate from cancer in the United States is still falling among men, women, and children, according to the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
Colorectal Cancer Rates Rise in Younger Adults
The rate at which people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in the US is dropping among people 65 and older but rising in younger age groups, according to research from the American Cancer Society.
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