Living Well Blog

September 8, 2021
How much does your diet affect your risk for cancer and what role does it play? For decades researchers have looked for foods that lower your cancer risk or plant-based nutrients that are related to higher or lower risks. While studies in Petri dishes and animals have shown promise, most of that… See more
May 4, 2021
While heart disease kills more women than all cancers combined, cancer is still scary. Cancers that commonly affect women are breast, lung, endometrial, colorectal, skin, cervical and ovarian, with the most… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 12, 2021

How to Get Screened for Cancer & When: Talk to Your PCP

“You have cancer” are three words you never want to hear. The dreaded disease is associated with grueling treatments and claims more than 600,000 American lives each year. But there is some good news: United States cancer deaths… See more
By Brett A. Wohler, MD
October 15, 2018
Have you heard about at-home genetic screening kits that analyze your genes for disease risk? All you do is send off a saliva sample to a company to find out whether you’re genetically predisposed to get certain illnesses. Doctors having been ordering genetic health-risk screening tests for years… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 15, 2017
To put it mildly, skin cancer statistics are scary. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast, prostate, lung and colon combined. One in every five Americans will develop skin cancer during… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 5, 2017
According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, by the end of 2015, there will be 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer among women and 2,350 new cases of invasive breast cancer among men.  Although breast cancer is not considered preventable, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), you… See more
By Louis B Malinow, M.D.
October 20, 2015
One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in sometime their lifetime. Although a few patients diagnosed with either chronic myelogenous leukemia or breast cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a mutation to… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 13, 2015
Summer means watching ball games, going to barbeques and visiting the beach. However, the sun exposure we get from outdoor activities helps explain why skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.  The reality is that there are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed each… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 16, 2015
Did you know that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the U.S.? It’s true, but the good news is that better diagnostic tests and treatments continue improving early detection and survival rates. Further, studies have… See more
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