Cancer

Did you know that you can live with only one kidney? It’s true, but that doesn’t make your kidneys any less important. Actually, these two bean-shaped organs in your lower back have a tremendous job——filtering waste from your blood,...
While you likely have heard the talk about lung cancer from experts and media, do you feel excluded from it? Many do. You might dismiss it because you don’t smoke or because you live in a less polluted area....
The American Cancer Society recommends that people at average risk of colorectal cancer begin routine screening at age 50. The most common screening method is a colonoscopy to check for masses and remove polyps that may be pre-cancerous. Colorectal...
Nobody likes the sound of an infection dubbed the human papillomavirus (or HPV). For such a long-named infection, it does relatively little harm to the many Americans who test positive for it every year. In fact, a great majority...
You know how important your digestive system is to your life, but you might not think about its importance in your normal day to day. For instance, the liver plays an enormous role in digestion and other essential functions...
This year, thousands of people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While it might not be the most common cancer out there, it is one of the most deadly, and cancer patients will need courage and a sound medical...
After a twenty-year period in which the development of colorectal cancer among white Americans under the age of 55, was reported as declining, new evidence shows an increase in the disease. A recent study conducted by the American Cancer...
Not that long ago, you might have heard about an alarming concern with deodorant. People warned their friends through email and social media that these necessary antiperspirants cause breast cancer. Actually, some people even stopped using deodorant before this...
You can imagine the difficulties cancer might cause for anyone, but especially children. These young patients watch their friends laugh and play with overwhelming joy and energy. Rather than enjoying carefree play, these kids spend their time battling perhaps...
There’s new research on the health benefits of everyone’s favorite nightshade just in time for tomato season. Whether you grow your own or pick them up from your local grocery store or farmer’s market, from May until about August...