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Your Life, Your Lifestyle: How Men Can Lower Their Chance of Getting Cancer

Men, June is the time of year when our families and friends acknowledge how much they care for us. Father’s Day and Men’s Health Month are celebrated this month. This is a time when we should also focus on ourselves. Read More >

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45 Is the New 50 for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Screen for Life National Colorectal Cancer Action Campaign

You may have heard by now that the new recommended age to start colorectal cancer screening has been lowered from age 50 to 45. When we started to think about messaging around this age change, we jokingly threw out phrases like, “You now get to be screened for colorectal cancer even earlier, starting at age 45—lucky you!” We know colorectal cancer screening isn’t anyone’s idea of a fun afternoon, regardless of which test option you use. Read More >

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You Can Love the Sun…and Protect Yourself From It

Leslie Ross with her father on her wedding day

The message I hope others can take from this is to make sun safety a habit to reduce the chance of getting skin cancer. It’s also important to be aware of changes in your skin, so that if you do develop skin cancer, you can find it early. When skin cancer is caught early, it is more treatable than in its later stages. Read More >

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Cancer Disparities Among American Indian and Alaska Native People

Photo of an American Indian husband and wife near their home in Monument Valley, Utah.

“The regional data was extremely helpful for the Tribes. They were able to use these data to get funding for cancer prevention programs that they hadn’t been able to do before. The data that were available previously did not show a need for such programs,” explains CDC field assignee epidemiologist, Melissa Jim. Read More >

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Staying Healthy During the COVID-19 Pandemic as a Cancer Survivor

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“I wear my mask faithfully, maintain social distance, and wash my hands whenever I come from outside our home and before eating, especially when we take food out from a restaurant,” said David, a colon cancer survivor.  Read More >

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