risk factors

March 17, 2022 · ASCO Staff
People may have concerns about whether living near power lines can increase their risk for cancer. Here, we discuss where this fear comes from and what the research says about power lines and cancer risk. Read More >>
February 23, 2022 · Andrea Walens, PhD
In this post, Dr. Andrea Walens shares what it was like learning she had a genetic mutation that put her at an increased risk of breast cancer and why she decided to get a prophylactic double mastectomy to help prevent the development of cancer in the future. Read More >>
February 14, 2022 · Brielle Gregory Collins, ASCO staff
Research from ASCO’s 2022 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium features a study on predicting the risk of developing and dying from metastatic prostate cancer in a diverse population. Read More >>
January 4, 2022 · ASCO Staff
As solar panels become increasingly more common across the country, some people worry that the increase in radiation or exposure to certain materials used to make solar panels could cause cancer. In this post, learn what the research says about solar energy and cancer risk. Read More >>
October 19, 2021 · ASCO Staff
Can eating soy increase your risk for breast cancer? Here, learn where this idea comes from, why the science shows eating soy cannot lead to breast cancer, and what to know about eating healthy levels of soy. Read More >>

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