Cancer Risk and Prevention

February 1, 2024
Kate Ruder

Can Being Exposed to Wildfire Smoke Affect Your Cancer Risk?

English
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Wildfires are becoming increasingly common, and more people are starting to see the effects of exposure to wildfire smoke in their daily lives. Here, find out what the research says about whether wildfire smoke can increase your cancer risk and steps you can take to protect yourself from its effects.

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October 26, 2023
Brielle Gregory Collins, ASCO staff

Genetic Counseling for Hereditary Breast Cancer: What People With a Family History of Breast Cancer Should Know

English
Brielle.Gregory.Collins

In this podcast, Dr. Allison Kurian and genetic counselor Kristen Mahoney Shannon discuss what people should know about their hereditary breast cancer risk, including how to know whether the condition may run in your family and what to expect if you will be receiving genetic counseling.

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September 19, 2023
Kate Ruder

Does Eating Processed Meat Increase Your Risk for Cancer?

English
kate.ruder

Research has shown that eating certain processed meats, such as hot dogs, sausage, and deli meats, can increase your risk for cancer. Here, learn more about what the research says about processed meats and cancer risk and what to consider when choosing processed meats.

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September 14, 2023
Kate Ruder

¿Comer alimentos a la parrilla o asados puede provocar cáncer?

Spanish
kate.ruder

Cocinar o asar algunos alimentos produce ciertas sustancias químicas. Pero, ¿pueden estas sustancias químicas aumentar el riesgo de una persona de desarrollar cáncer? Averigüe aquí cuáles son estas sustancias químicas, dónde se encuentran y qué dice la investigación.

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July 13, 2023
Kate Ruder

Can Using Hair Dyes or Hair Relaxers Impact Your Cancer Risk?

English
kate.ruder

Some people may have concerns over whether using hair dyes or hair relaxers can impact their cancer risk. Here, learn more about permanent coloring and straightening products and their possible links to cancer, particularly when used frequently.

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May 16, 2023
Kate Ruder

Can Cooking With Nonstick Cookware Increase Your Cancer Risk?

English
kate.ruder

Some nonstick cookware can contain man-made chemicals that may pose risks to the environment and your health. Here, learn what these chemicals are, what the research says about how they could affect your cancer risk, and tips for using cookware.

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