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.
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.
Dr. Ann Meredith Garcia Trinidad discusses why it can be dangerous to rely on medical information you find online, why the internet cannot replace interactions with your health care team, and how to find reliable medical resources online.
Is the idea that sugar causes cancer actually true? Here, learn where this concept comes from, what the science says about the relationship between sugar and cancer, and what people should know about lowering their cancer risk and their sugar intake.
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.