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Liver Cancer Is Preventable: Find Out How During October’s Liver Cancer Awareness Month

Most liver cancers are related to Hepatitis virus B or C infections

The percentage of Americans who get liver cancer has been rising for several decades. We know this, thanks to CDC’s United States Cancer Statistics database (USCS) administered by CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. USCS data allow us to follow liver cancer trends. Using the CDC data we are able to understand and design responses to help prevent and control liver cancer problems. Most importantly, we are able to monitor our success. Read More >

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Celebrate Your Age—It’s Good for Your Health

Two senior friends laugh affectionately together. The women are standing outside on a sunny but cool day. They are dressed in casual sweaters. One woman is of African descent and the other is Caucasian.

Researchers have examined how ageism is internalized, or gets under the skin, under a theory Yale researcher Becca Levy called “stereotype embodiment.” Negative stereotypes about older adults are common in our culture. These self-perceptions can act as self-fulfilling prophecies. Read More >

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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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