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.
In this post, several experts describe what Hodgkin lymphoma survivors who received mantle radiation should know about their increased breast cancer risk, including what to know about screening and monitoring for signs of breast cancer.
At-home DNA tests have become increasingly popular in recent years. But are they actually helpful for detecting cancer risk? In this post, learn about at-home DNA tests for cancer risk and why it’s always best to get genetic screening done through your health care provider.
Oncology dietitian Annette M. Goldberg discusses what nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is, what causes it, its link to liver cancer, and the steps you can take to prevent NAFLD.
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.
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.
Predicting Metastatic Prostate Cancer Risk in a Diverse Population: Research from the 2022 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium
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.
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.
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.