The Topic Is Cancer Posts

Hispanic Heritage Month: New Spanish-Language Resources for Cancer Patients Getting Chemotherapy

Photo of Vivian and her dad

Does my dad really have to have stage 4 cancer and not be able to understand what his medical team is telling him? I didn’t like the answer. In honor of my dad and Hispanic Heritage Month, I’m so proud to spread the word about the Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program that is available in English and Spanish. Read More >

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Reflections on My Childhood Cancer Experience 10 Years Later

Jordyn with her family.

“Having cancer taught me to try to find as much joy where you can get it. A cancer diagnosis and treatment can be so harrowing and overwhelming that it’s important to keep a focus on what you love. For me it’s humor, soccer, friends, and family. Cancer made me who I am, and I like who I am. I also learned that short hair can be cute!” Read More >

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Men, It’s Time for Real Talk about Prostate Health

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“Should men get screened for prostate cancer? Each man must decide for himself. That’s why it’s important to talk about screening (testing) with our doctor. While we may be a bit anxious about this conversation, we have to remember that there’s a great deal at stake—our families, our lifestyle, and quality of life.” Read More >

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Breastfeeding for Cancer Prevention

Mother breastfeeding son

We’ve probably all heard that breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most babies. The health benefits for women who breastfeed are less commonly known. In addition to lowering a mother’s risk for type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, breastfeeding can also lower a mother’s risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Read More >

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Four Reasons Why You Should Use the US Cancer Statistics Tools

Doctor using ipad

U.S. Cancer Statistics, the official federal cancer statistics covering the entire United States population, has been updated with new data and new ways to analyze the data by demographics and risk factors. Learn more about how you can explore and use the latest U.S. cancer data. Read More >

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