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Smokers, Drinkers may Develop Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life

A recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology discovered that heavy smokers and heavy drinkers are at greater risk for developing pancreatic cancer….

Tastefully Childish: Never Too Young To Learn How To Prevent Cancer

Blogger Jennifer Kolodziej, author of the successful “Mommy blog,” Tastefully Childish, has written an insightful post about her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis and how it…

Teens Banned from New York Tanning Beds

New York’s Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed a law on July 16 prohibiting the use of indoor tanning beds by children ages 16 and younger….

New Approaches Necessary to Counteract Growing Childhood Obesity Rates

Childhood obesity is on the rise and has garnered more attention with the recent release of an Institute of Medicine report and the HBO documentary…

HPV Cancers a Concern for Both Men and Women

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer, but it also causes oral, anal and penile cancer. According to a study by the…

Prevention Can Cut Cancer Deaths in Half

Over 500,000 people died from cancer last year, yet over half of them could have been prevented, according to a new review article in Science…

U.S. Cancer Rates Decline Result of Better Screening, Focus on Prevention

A study released Wednesday reports that cancer rates in the U.S. have continued to decline. Since 1999, new cancer cases have been dropping by half…