risk factors

October 12, 2017
Cathy D. Meade, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Clement K. Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Donating Biospecimens for Cancer Research: An Expert FAQ

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Did you know that scientists can use samples from our bodies to learn more about cancer and how to treat it? These samples are called biospecimens, and people can donate them to help make progress in cancer research regardless of whether they have cancer.

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August 24, 2017
Greg Guthrie, ASCO staff

Young Cancer Survivors Aren't Getting the HPV Vaccine. Why?

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A study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology compared HPV vaccination rates in adolescents and young adults with and without cancer. They found that survivors have lower vaccination rates than those without a history of cancer.

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May 25, 2017
Crystal Moore, MD, PhD, FCAP

Understanding the Risk of Late Recurrence of Breast Cancer

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The reasons why some women experience a late recurrence of breast cancer are complex. In this post, Dr. Crystal Moore describes who may be at risk of late recurrence and 5 things you can do to thrive in your life and survivorship.

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October 13, 2015
Cat Snyder, ASCO staff

Understanding Lung Cancer Screening

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What is low dose CT screening for lung cancer? What are the benefits and risks? Should I ask my doctor about it? In this podcast, Dr. Bernardo Goulart answers these questions and more.

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July 16, 2015

Cancer by the Numbers

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Intuition generally fails us when we think about the risk of getting cancer. The math often goes against the way we think things ought to be. Breast cancer survivor Kat Caverly talks statistics and why she has chosen not to live her life by the numbers.

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2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
February 24, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

New Prostate Cancer Research Presented at 2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium

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Get highlights of four studies that address ways to improve the care of men with prostate cancer. Results include the identification of a potential risk factor, better ways to select the best treatment option, and new insight into the debate over prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening.

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6 Tips for #worldcancerday www.cancer.net/blog
February 2, 2015
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

6 Healthy Living Tips for World Cancer Day

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One out of three cancers could be prevented by eating a healthy diet, being physically active, and maintaining a healthy weight. Get advice on making positive life choices to decrease your cancer risk.

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November 14, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Cancer and Gulf War Veterans

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Some studies have shown that military service during the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War increases veterans’ risk for brain and lung cancers. However, the Department of Veterans Affairs does not presume these cancers were caused by military service.

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November 12, 2014
Amber Bauer, ASCO staff

Veterans, Agent Orange, and Cancer Risk

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Veterans of the Vietnam War may have been exposed to cancer-causing chemicals like Agent Orange during their military service. The Department of Veterans Affairs presumes that certain cancers and other diseases are a result of exposure to this herbicide.

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