Health News

Health Canada Endorsed Important Safety Information on Sutent (sunitinib malate) Capsules
Pfizer Canada Inc. (manufacturer of Sutent), in collaboration with Health Canada, would like to inform you about an important revision to the Product Monograph, including the consumer information section, for Sutent (sunitinib malate).
Do You Know Your Breast Cancer Risk?
If you’re like the vast majority of women, you probably don’t really know what your individual breast cancer risks are. You either overestimate your chances of developing the feared disease or underestimate them. Shocked? Read on.
Remember the Sunscreen?
As skin cancer rates continue to remain high, doctors are encouraged to educate patients about the benefits of using sunscreen to lower their risk of developing the condition.
Cancer-Causing Chemical in Shampoos?
Take a look at the ingredients in your shampoo. If you can pronounce any of the names or know what they do, you’re probably a chemist. One of those many-syllabled ingredients may cause cancer, and an environmental group wants to get it out of your hair.
Cancer Survivors Take Charge!
After active treatment ends, how is the health of a cancer survivor managed?  What does the survivor need to know about things like future screenings or long-term side effects of cancer treatment?  How will these issues be addressed?
What's in a Breast Cancer's Name?
For some prostate cancers, taking a wait-and-see approach is the best option. That’s because many of these cancers won’t ever become life-threatening. This same approach may be appropriate for and preferred by women with a specific type of breast tumor.
Is Your Tan Worth the Risk?
Is bronzed skin worth putting yourself in danger of skin cancer? According to recent research, a shocking number of women are taking that risk.
Accepting Cancer Screening Invitations
Even though colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the US, getting screened for the disease isn’t all that popular. This is especially true for people without insurance. In an effort to improve screening rates, some one-on-one attention did the trick.
The Signature of Toxic Herbs
Chinese herbal medicines have been used for centuries to treat everything from asthma and allergies to yellow fever. Recently, an ingredient widely used in these treatments has been shown to be dangerous.
Checking in on the HPV Vaccine
Health officials celebrated when a safe and effective vaccine to protect against HPV (human papillomavirus) was made available to the public.  But a vaccine can't protect the public if it isn't being used.