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A volunteer doctor conducts a visual exam at a screening event hosted by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
Read April 2, 2024

From the HPV Vaccine to Self-Exams: Tips to Prevent & Detect Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer is more common among men than women, but rates have been on the rise among women. What can you do to lower your risk? Are there ways to detect it early? The executive director of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance sheds light on this disease and shares tips for prevention and early detection. Here's what we learned.
Young males and females are sharing ideas during group therapy
Read February 29, 2024

Colorectal Cancer Rates Are Rising in YAs ― Here's What to Know

Why is colorectal cancer becoming more common among young adults? What are the risk factors? Are there any steps people can take to lower their risk? We also remember actor Chadwick Boseman, who passed away in 2020 after quietly living with colon cancer for several years. His diagnosis has helped bring more awareness to the rising trend of CRC in the YA population.

Cancer Cachexia

Learn about the impact of cancer cachexia, a condition and watch a virtual meeting about the impact of this condition, which causes weakness, muscle loss, and drastic unintentional weight loss.
A female doctor in a white coat shows a male patient information on a tablet screen
Read September 28, 2023

Prostate Cancer Awareness: Let’s Talk Risk Factors, Testing & Support

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men. Men may find it a difficult topic to discuss with their healthcare providers and even with family and friends, but it’s an important conversation to have. There’s no better time than now, during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, to share facts about the disease.
Palm trees rise up toward a blue sky on a tropical beach
Read September 20, 2023

What We Can Learn From Jimmy Buffett’s Battle With Merkel Cell Carcinoma

Jimmy Buffett passed away September 1 after a 4-year battle with Merkel cell carcinoma. While many people around the world mourn the loss of the beloved singer-songwriter, Buffett's diagnosis is helping to bring more awareness to MCC. Here's what to know about this rare and aggressive type of non-melanoma skin cancer, and risk factors to watch for.
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Read January 26, 2024

Cancer Prevention: 5 Tips to Help Reduce Your Risk

While healthy lifestyle choices can’t guarantee the prevention of cancer, they can lower the risk of getting cancer. February is National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month, a great time to make sure you and your loved ones are taking steps to maintain good health now and year-round.