The Topic Is Cancer Posts

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

Photo of David and Denise Brown

“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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Putting Cancer Data in the Fast Lane

National Program of Cancer Registries

This new cloud-based computer system will make the information available almost as soon as it’s entered. You—and your doctor and researchers—will know how cancer rates changed in your area last year, instead of 2 or 3 years ago. That information can help save lives. Read More >

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Have You Missed Cancer Screening Tests During the Pandemic?

Photo or Dr. Lisa Richardson, Director, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

CDC’s Dr. Lisa Richardson had her annual wellness visit and a mammogram in June 2020. “Although I knew that going to see my health care provider would be different from normal, it was the best decision for me to go and take care of myself,” she said. “The experience was different, but very safe.” Read More >

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