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ICYMI: October 27, 2017

Feature Story Americans don’t realize what their biggest cancer risks are TUESDAY, October 24, 2017 (TODAY) — What’s your single biggest risk for cancer? Most Americans get the answer wrong. If you’re a woman, obesity is the single biggest cause of cancer, and if you’re a man, it’s the second leading risk. The American Society […]

ICYMI: January 8, 2015

Feature Story More than 1.7 million cancer deaths averted since 1990s THURSDAY, January 7, 2016 (CBS News) –The cancer death rate in the U.S. has plummeted by 23 percent since 1991, new figures show. The steady decline over more than two decades is due in great part to people kicking their cigarette habits. The American […]

ICYMI: December 11, 2015

Feature Story Research making progress on why young non-smokers get lung cancer SATURDAY, December 5, 2015 (The Washington Post) — It was just a tiny bump behind Corey Wood’s right eye, but her doctor was concerned. The college senior and marathon runner felt fine, but a full-body scan revealed that she had Stage 4 lung […]

ICYMI: December 4, 2015

Feature Story Rise in Early Cervical Cancer Detection Is Linked to Affordable Care Act TUESDAY, November 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — Cancer researchers say there has been a substantial increase in women under the age of 26 who have received a diagnosis of early-stage cervical cancer, a pattern that they say is most […]

ICYMI: November 6, 2015

Unsettling finding from CDC investigation: Tapeworms can transmit cancer cells to man THURSDAY, November 5, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Scientists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have identified a puzzling and unsettling new cancer-like illness in a 41-year-old man, who is believed to have become infected through a common stomach bug. The case — […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation's Childhood Obesity Infographic

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. The long-term health effects of childhood obesity are staggering. Later in life, obese or overweight children have an increased risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoarthritis. Prevention of […]