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.
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.
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.
In this month’s “From the Editor in Chief” column, Dr. Jyoti Patel discusses the important role food can play for people with cancer during treatment and recovery and what all people should understand about common myths around food and cancer risk.
Cooking or grilling some foods produces certain chemicals. But can these chemicals increase a person’s risk for cancer? Here, find out what these chemicals are, where they’re found, and what the research says.
When considering hormone replacement therapy to manage symptoms of menopause, you may wonder whether it can affect your risk for cancer. Here, review an explanation of different types of hormone replacement therapies, how they work, and what research says about cancer risk.
Fertility drugs are used to help a person become pregnant and may be used with other fertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF). But could these drugs increase a person’s risk for developing cancer? Are they safe to use if you have cancer? Here, learn what the research says about fertility drugs and cancer risk.
Birth control pills have been shown to decrease the risk for certain cancers and increase the risk for others. Here, the current research is summarized on how birth control pills can impact your risk of cancer and questions to ask your doctor if you are taking or considering taking the pill.
Learn which sunscreen ingredients are being studied further and why wearing sunscreen and taking other sun precautions is so important in preventing skin cancer.
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.