The Topic Is Cancer Posts

Conversations with Authors: The Annual Report to the Nation

Since 1998, the Annual Report to the Nation has provided a yearly status report on cancer. We give an update of rates for new cases and deaths, as well as trends for the most common cancers in the United States.  Read More >

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Physician, Get Yourself Screened

Maureen Miller

In recognition of Cancer Prevention Month, a “disease detective” in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control talks about what happened when she seemed too busy screening patients for cancer to get screened herself. Read More >

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Perspective

Ronda Walker during cancer treatment.

"I deal with grief, pain, and fear every single day. But for all that cancer took away from me, it gave me something extraordinary. Cancer gave me a new perspective on life. Cancer gave me the opportunity to live my life in the moment, with intention.” Read More >

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Teal and White Yesterday and Today: The Evolution of Cervical Cancer Screening

Dr. Unger as a medical resident,

Cervical cancer screening is a success story. This cancer is now rare in the United States. Throughout these four decades of change, Dr. Unger said she always had “respect for the specimen.” Each piece of tissue comes from a woman in whom we can help prevent cervical cancer with high-quality science. Read More >

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Cancer, Flu, and You

boxing glove punching through a wall,fighting back against the flu

The U.S. flu season has started and is expected to continue for weeks. If you have cancer now or have had cancer in the past, you are at high risk for potentially serious complications from flu. As you spend time with loved ones this winter, remember to take these three actions to fight flu. Read More >

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