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  • New Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Liver Cancer

    New Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Liver Cancer With the many studies conducted on the possible health benefits and risks from consuming coffee, it’s easy to understand why people can get a little confused about what to think. That being said, a new study has uncovered evidence which […]

    New Review Looks at the Risks and Benefits of Annual Mammograms

    New Review Looks at the Risks and Benefits from Annual Mammograms Researchers recently completed an extensive review of half a century worth of studies on the benefits and risks that are associated with getting yearly mammograms. Overall, this method of breast cancer screening is linked to a nearly 20 percent drop […]

    Archeologists Uncover 3,000 Year Old Case of Cancer

    Archeologists Uncover 3,000 Year Old Case of Cancer British archaeologists have discovered what could be the oldest intact sample of metastatic cancer in a recently excavated skeleton. This meaningful discovery could offer fresh insight into this fatal form of cancer that is quite common today. The archaeological team […]

    6 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Colorectal Cancer

    6 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Colorectal Cancer Have you noticed more people wearing blue this month? This is because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time for people to think about a part of their body that they don’t often reflect upon– the colon. It’s […]

    Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Improve Quality of Life

    Yoga Helps Breast Cancer Patients Improve Quality of Life A new cancer clinical study has shown significant evidence that yoga can be used to great effect for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Researchers discovered that this form of exercise provided several benefits including: Easing pain Relieving […]

    This Paper Test Strip can Tell You if You Have Cancer

    This Paper Test Strip can Tell You if You Have Cancer What if you could determine if you had any cancerous tumors or blood clots in your body with a simple test similar to the standard pregnancy test? That’s the goal of a group of engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of […]

    What Do Fruit Flies Have to Do with Curing Cancer?

    What Do Fruit Flies Have to Do with Curing Cancer? It’s been more than a century since the American Cancer Society was originally established by a select group of businessmen and physicians in New York City. The Society had been founded in order to help raise awareness for cancer– a […]

    Meet the Man Who Fights Cancer on His Bike

    Meet the Man Who Rides for Cancer Awareness Residents of Scranton, PA may have noticed a man passing through on his bike with two huskies earlier this February. Aside from thinking that this guy must be crazy for riding his bike in the frigid winter weather, there might […]

    5 Foods That Can Protect You From Cancer

    5 Foods That Can Protect You From Cancer Cancer research has taught us many important things but not many more so than the impact our diets can have on our bodies. As human beings, we have an incredible amount of control over our health. Some of you may […]

    New Discovery Could Produce a Cure for All Cancers

    New Discovery Could Produce a Cure for All Cancers An Israeli specialist and his research team have made a “radical and potentially life-changing” discovery. It’s something that could help produce a cure for all forms of cancer. This incredible breakthrough is the result of a 16 year long study […]

    3 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Cervical Cancer

    3 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Cervical Cancer Were you aware that almost 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year? January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month so we are going to discuss three ways you can protect yourself from this disease. Studies have shown that […]

    Donor Gives $30 Million to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Donation for Dana Farber Cancer Institute For people like Albert Marcotte, producing new things and finding solutions are part of the everyday process. This Plymouth native launched his first successful venture after completing graduate school. It was a company that taught executives how to make better […]

    Scientists Develop Nanorobots that Target Cancer Tumors

    Scientists Develop Nanorobots that Target Cancer Tumors When you think about the future of cancer treatment— does it include robots? Breaking news coming all the way from South Korea suggests that this could be the next step in the fight against cancer. A team of scientists from […]

    Genome Sequencing: Cost Effective Tool for Cancer Research

    Genome Sequencing Now Cost Effective Tool for Cancer Research Whole genome sequencing (WGS) is going to be an incredibly valuable tool in the fight against cancer. The latest advancements have made the process of sequencing a person’s full genome (3.1 billion base pairs of DNA) much more efficient. WGS, […]

    How Do Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Improve Your Care?

    How Can Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Improve Upon Your Care? Did you know there are significant benefits to enrolling in a clinical trial if you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer? One thing that grabs people’s attention is the chance that this could lead to completely unexpected results (similar to this […]

    Why You Should Care About Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month If you haven’t already heard, November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a special event that has fostered a strong community and movement around this illness. This is the time of year to make sure that your lungs are looking […]

    Botox Injection Could Neutralize Prostate Cancer Tumors

    Botox Injection can Neutralize Prostate Cancer Don’t be surprised if more men start considering Botox injections in the near future. Only it’s not going to be for fighting age lines and wrinkles. New research suggests that this toxin could combat the effects of prostate cancer or enlarged […]

    Rock a Stache This Movember!

    Rock Your Stache this Movember Have you been wondering why more men are sporting mustaches (or beards) during November? This explosion of facial hair is for Movember (November + Mustache), an event that raises awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health. The tradition was started […]

    Game-changing Breast Cancer Breakthroughs for the Year 2013

    Game-changing Breakthroughs for Breast Cancer 2013 In the last few years, breast cancer awareness campaigns have seen significant success. According to the director of Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Crusade, Dr. Marc Hurlbert, prevention will be the primary focus for the next decade of research. This is […]

    Notable Breast Cancer Awareness Events for 2013

    Notable Breast Cancer Awareness Events 2013 Throughout October, the nation has really come together to show its support through numerous charitable events in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, we thought it might be a great idea to provide our readers with a quick […]

    Recognizing the Symptoms of Breast Cancer

    Recognizing the Symptoms of Breast Cancer During the month of October, you’ll be hearing a lot about breast cancer awareness, and you’ll see plenty of related advertisements on TV. Some of these may encourage you to get screened or help support ongoing breast cancer research. It’s […]

    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013 Infographic To show our appreciation for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) and all that it has helped to accomplish, we’d like to share this new infographic! Click on this thumbnail to see the full image: Looking at the statistics for […]

    October is Here – Time to Think Pink!

    October's Around the Corner, Time to Think Pink The first Breast Cancer Awareness Month, also referred to as BCAM, was observed in the United States in 1985. Since then, the country has emphasized the widespread importance of this month by referring to it as National Breast Cancer Awareness […]

    National Leukemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month

    National Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month In addition to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, September also helps promote awareness for leukemia and lymphoma, two diseases that are not well understood by the public. If you started asking anyone around you about either of these types of cancer, […]

    How Can Common Viruses be Used to Treat Pediatric Cancers?

    Doctors Developing Viral Therapy for Pediatric Cancer As a parent, you probably take plenty of steps to protect your children from the plethora of nasty germs that can be found in various classroom environments around the country at this time of year. However, you might be surprised […]

    September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month KC Blog Did you know that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month? This is a special time reserved in remembrance of the children we have lost, those who have been saved, and the families who have had to face these terrible […]

    Gearing Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    Gearing Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in men, and yet it is one of the last things you’ll ever hear a guy talking about. This is something we would like to change during September, […]

    Is Indoor Tanning Worth the Risk?

    Is Indoor Tanning Worth the Risk? Know Cancer Blog Surely most people have heard how the regular use of tanning beds can put them at risk for developing skin cancer. Yet, it seems like plenty of women are still flirting with this danger. A new study suggests that about […]

    Could Dogs Learn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer?

    Could Dogs Learn to Sniff Out Ovarian Cancer? | Know Cancer Blog Now, I am sure that you are all familiar with dogs that have been trained to help sniff out things like bombs or drugs, and these ever faithful companions have also helped pull people from disasters like fires. However, did […]

    U.S. Task Force Reveals New Screening Guidelines for Lung Cancer

    Lung Cancer Awareness Month A panel of U.S. doctors that offer advice for government health policy decisions has recommended annual lung cancer screenings via low-dose CT scan for older smokers. This is the latest decision from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and it […]

    Could Bacterial Infections be the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer?

    Could Bacterial Infections be the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer? According to recent research, it seems that certain bacterial infections could play a role in triggering the onset of pancreatic cancer. This data is based on a growing number of cancer clinical studies which suggest that these infections (especially if […]

    July is UV Safety Month

    July is UV Safety Month Depending on where you live, July can be one of the hottest months of the year. It is also one of the perfect time to get some more sun, whether it be at the beach, outdoor barbeques, or catching a […]

    Could a Chemical in Pepsi Really Cause Cancer?

    Could a Chemical in Pepsi Cause Cancer An environmental group has claimed that the caramel coloring agent used in Pepsi actually contains a threateningly high level of a carcinogen (not the type of substances you want in your body). One of the most disturbing aspects of this […]

    Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer with 8 Lifestyle Changes

    Lifestyle Adjustments to Prevent Prostate Cancer The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has eight new lifestyle changes that they strongly recommend for the prevention of prostate cancer. A new study shows that by following these eight lifestyle recommendations, you could significantly reduce your risk of developing […]

    Fight Breast Cancer the Natural Way

    Combat Breast Cancer the Natural Way   Among women the world over, there aren’t many things more dreaded than breast cancer. This deadly disease not only takes a significant toll on the patient, but also all of the loved ones in their life. Most women have […]

    Uncovering Clues to the Spread of Cancer

    Uncovering Clues to the Spread of Cancer A team of scientists from the University College in London have been conducting revolutionary experiments in the field of cancer research. Their work has provided some valuable insight into what causes cancer to metastasize to one part of the body […]

    Dogs Get Cancer Too: May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

    Pet Cancer Awareness Month Based on a research study that was published in the journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011, approximately 30 percent of older dogs will eventually succumb to cancer. In order to ensure that more pet owners understand the treatment options, […]

    Worth the Risk? Actos Linked to Bladder Cancer

    Actos Has Been Linked to Bladder Cancer A number of recent studies have suggested that the link between Actos (pioglitazone) and bladder cancer was much stronger than was indicated in prior clinical trials. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a “Drug Safety Communication” nearly two […]

    Marijuana Has Been Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

    Marijuana Has Been Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer A new study suggests that people who smoke marijuana have a much lower risk of developing bladder cancer than people who smoke cigarettes. A team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 80,000 […]

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

    May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month As it stands, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, with close to 4 million new cases diagnosed each year! Skin cancer has no preference, it affects people of all colors and ages. […]

    Skin Cancer Awareness: Get the Facts on Melanoma

    What Do You Know About Melanoma Our skin is very important, but did you know that it is also the body’s largest organ? Our skin helps to protect us from outside injury and infections, and it helps to regulate the temperature of the body at the […]

    How Much Do You Know About Skin Cancer?

    What Do You Know About Skin Cancer The widespread effect of cancer is something that has affected the lives of most people on earth in some way or another. It is a disease of the cells, and there are a wide variety of cells that comprise the […]

    April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

    April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month Did you know that April is designated as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month? This public health awareness event is a part of a growing nationwide movement to attract more attention to a deadly disease that is far too often ignored. Throughout […]

    Testicular Cancer Awareness Month 2013

    April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month Did you know that April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month? There are nearly 8,500 men diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the United States, and this public health awareness event is needed to help raise awareness for this disease. […]