Extra Weight May Increase Risk for Certain Cancers
Many people want to slim down to cut their risks for heart disease and diabetes, but a new study suggests that being overweight may also affect cancer risk.
Simple Steps to Reduce Women’s Cancer Risk
There is no way to completely eliminate your risk of developing cancer, however maintaining a healthy lifestyle can go a long way in reducing your risk for certain types of cancer.
HPV Shot Not Linked to Blood Clots
One of the few vaccines that can actually protect against cancer is the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which prevents four strains of HPV. But some parents have expressed concerns about the safety of the HPV vaccine.
Cancer Signs Women Might Miss
Many cancers are not detected until it's too late. But there are some early signs of cancer that women might overlook. Knowing the symptoms to look for can help a doctor diagnose cancer early, which can boost the odds of successful treatment.
Cervical Cancer Screenings Recommended No Matter the Test
About 12,000 women in the US are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. While there is debate over screening approaches, tests that screen for cervical cancer can catch the disease early when it is easiest to treat.
Six Highly Treatable Cancers
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer has come a long way in the last 50 years. Today, many patients are living past their cancers.
Health Screenings Every Woman Should Know About
Staying healthy requires being proactive about your health by scheduling and attending necessary health screenings. There are some screenings in particular that every woman should know about.
Considering Cervical Cancer Screenings
If cancer could actually be prevented through a routine screening, everyone would complete that screening, right? That is the idea behind cervical cancer screenings for women.
Another Success for HPV Vaccine
One precursor to cervical cancer are lesions that develop on the cervix from a virus called HPV. But the worst strains of HPV can be prevented with a vaccine.
Healthy Habits After You Hit 40
Most doctors will say that your 40's are an important time for preventing health problems. Here’s some tips that can help you stay healthy.