Category: cancer prevention
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 >Posted on by
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 >Posted on by
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 >Posted on by
The Million-Dollar Question: Can Empowerment Help People Take Steps to Prevent, Conquer, and Control Cancer?
As we enter a new year, it’s important for people to feel empowered to seek the care they need and to take actions to stay healthy. That’s why I’m excited about a new program from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation, EmPOWERed Health. Read More >Posted on by
“One of the main things I learned is that you must trust your gut. If I feel something is not right with my health, I don’t dismiss it. Navigating this process can be hard. There is a huge need for advocates and volunteers to help patients navigate this process.” Read More >Posted on by