Testing for Colorectal Cancer at Home
A fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is one of several tests your health care provider may use to screen for colorectal cancer. This take-home test looks for blood in the stool that you can’t see with the naked eye, often caused by bleeding in the digestive tract. A positive result doesn’t mean you have colorectal cancer. Other things can also trigger a positive result
Have You Been Screened for a Common Cancer?
Many people don’t delay scheduling their health checks for breast cancer, cervical cancer, or other diseases. But when it comes to screenings for cancer of the colon and rectum, a lot of us procrastinate.
Staying On the Job During Cancer Treatment
You don’t always have to pause your career during cancer treatment. In one recent survey of cancer patients, almost 70% continued to work. That’s even as they had surgery, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and other treatments.
Questions (and Answers) About Pancreatic Cancer
You may not hear much about cancer of the pancreas. But in 2020, an estimated 57,600 Americans were diagnosed with this deadly disease. That’s why it’s important to know what puts you at risk, symptoms to look for, and steps you can take to combat it.
Spread the Word: Mammograms Save Lives
Mammography is an important tool for detecting breast cancer early on, when it’s easiest to treat. According to the American Cancer Society, screening mammograms can reduce breast cancer deaths by approximately 20% to 40%.
Been Diagnosed with Cancer? Here’s What to Do
From the moment you find out that you have cancer, it can seem like your whole life has shifted. Where do you go from here? While there’s no roadmap for navigating through your cancer journey, these next steps can put you on the path toward getting answers and taking action.
7 Strategies that Protect Against Colon Cancer
Each year, cancer of the colon or rectum is the second leading cause of death from cancer in the U.S. But the outlook is bright: Experts are studying many ways to prevent this cancer that attacks the digestive system.
Protect Yourself Against Breast and Cervical Cancer
Being a woman puts you at risk for breast and cervical cancer. One of the best ways to protect yourself is by getting regular screening tests. These tests are designed to find problems early, before you have any symptoms. Problems are easier to treat at this early stage.
CT Scans May Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths
The best way to reduce your risk of dying from lung cancer is not smoking. However, smokers who are at high risk for lung cancer may be able to lower their odds of death from the disease by getting a lung cancer CT scan. This test can detect lung cancer early, when successful treatment may be more likely.