The Topic Is Cancer Posts

Simple Answers to a Complicated Question: Should You Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?

Mature Male Patient In Consultation With Doctor In Office

As we observe Prostate Cancer Awareness Month during September, it’s a good time to discuss three compelling reasons to stop making excuses. Hopefully, these reasons and the following guidance can help us be more comfortable going to the doctor. Let’s take the mystery out of the process! Read More >

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Still Lost in Transition? A Fresh Look at Life After Cancer

Woman wearing a headscarf gestures while discussing chemotherapy treatment with women in a breast cancer support group.

“There is no substitute for asking detailed questions to gain a deeper understanding of the struggles—and the strengths—of cancer survivors. We need to make sure our efforts at least have the potential for making a meaningful difference in cancer survivors’ lives.” Read More >

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Helping Make Sure Families Won’t Have to Say Goodbye Because of Cancer

“I’ve had several family members affected by this disease, including my own daughter’s recent passing. My ultimate hope as I continue my work at CDC is that one day, families won’t have to say goodbye to each other because of cancer.” Read More >

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Men, Cancer, and Culture: How Our Culture Can Help Men Lower Their Cancer Risk

In the United States, June is a time when we pause and celebrate men by observing Father’s Day and Men’s Health Week and Month. During June, we also celebrate cultural observances like Native American Day, National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, Immigrant Heritage Month, and Juneteenth—a new federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Because cancer affects men differently based on their race and ethnicity, each of June’s cultural observances offers creative opportunities for us to learn how our cultures affect our experiences with cancer. Read More >

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Kelly Westermann

“As a teenager, I lived on an island. Every summer, I spent three or four days a week at a beach with friends or family. And on those rainy days when I couldn’t get my dose of sun, I would often go to my local tanning booth. After all those years ignoring sunscreen and other forms of sun protection, I have noticed my skin is not as healthy as it could be.” Read More >

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