American Cancer Society News
FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for Bladder Cancer
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Balversa (erdafitinib) as the first targeted therapy for bladder cancer.
FDA Warns of Cancer Risk in a Type of Uterine Fibroid Surgery
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning women and doctors about the risks of a certain technique used in surgery for uterine fibroids.
Diet, Exercise, and Your Cancer Risk
Two of the most important lifestyle habits to help you lower your cancer risk are eating healthy and staying active. Learn about cancer’s connection to diet and exercise.
Survivor of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumor Finds Comfort in Music
Tom Bajoras says he’s written some of his best music during nights when pain kept him from sleeping. Bajoras has been playing and writing music since he was a child, and he’s found the creative process helpful during treatment for a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (NET).
ACS Report: More Effort Needed to Reduce Cancer Risk in the US
A new report from the American Cancer Society says cancer death rates could fall more quickly – if more people had the resources they needed to adopt lifestyle behaviors that reduce risk.
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Slideshow: Study Highlights State of Smoking in US
Cigarette smoking has been declining in the United States over the past 50 years. In 1965, about 42% of adults smoked. As of 2015, 15% said they did. That’s progress. But not enough, according to a paper from American Cancer Society Researchers that looks at who's still smoking in the US.
Even Light Levels of Physical Activity Provide Benefits
A new study from researchers at the American Cancer Society finds that even light levels of physical activity are healthier than just sitting.
Should You Avoid Gluten?
“Gluten-free” foods are popping up everywhere, from grocery stores to restaurants. What is gluten? Is it good or bad for you? Should you avoid it? We have the answers.
Breast Cancer Patients Make Recommendations to Address High Health Care Costs
Breast cancer patients, especially if they have lymphedema, face an especially high cost of health care according to authors of a paper published March 6, 2019 in Cancer, a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Cancer Society.
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