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Hopefulness, Mental Health, and Wellness Counseling Are Vital for Young Asian American Cancer Survivors

Dr Anao Zhang

"I met Dr. Zhang at the 2019 national conference of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, where he made a presentation on health disparities and stress screening among young cancer survivors. He focused on young Asian American cancer survivors. This blog highlights a recent conversation we had about how health disparities and culture influence cancer survivors’ mental health and wellness." Read More >

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Back to Basics: Take Extra Care for Checkups and Screenings

Calendar with reminder note saying: Annual Checkup appointment.

There’s no doubt that 2020 is different from anything we could have imagined. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to adjust to new ways of doing everything from work to school, travel, and socializing with loved ones. Another area of our lives that looks different is how we get routine health checkups and cancer screenings. Read More >

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Tips for Cancer Survivors During Stressful Times

Couple walking outside

Feelings of uncertainty and fear may weigh heavily on people dealing with a cancer diagnosis or people who have had one in the past. Whether worrying about the risk of infection or about cancer coming back, cancer survivors may find it harder to stay healthy. June is Cancer Survivor’s Month, a good time to recognize and support people who have been told they have cancer. If you know a cancer survivor or are one yourself, here are some tips to keep in mind. Read More >

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The News on Cancer Deaths in the United States: Good, Bad, and Fantastic

Death rates from cancer dropped 26 percent from 1999 to 2018.

CDC works with agencies and organizations across the country to find ways to prevent people from getting cancer. We work with states to keep track of the number of people who get and die from cancer, and find out if those ideas work. Together, we can go beyond reducing the number of people who die from cancer—to stop people from ever getting cancer at all. Read More >

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Alcohol Awareness Month: Rethink Your Drink

Most of us are familiar with the link between some lifestyle behaviors and cancer—like smoking or physical inactivity. But some people may be surprised that alcohol consumption is also a risk factor for cancer, and that these lifestyle factors combined contribute to as much as 40% of cancers. Given that half of U.S. adults drink alcohol, it’s important to understand how alcohol use increases the risk of cancer. Read More >

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