Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Disease risk increases with age, but those of certain ethnic backgrounds are being diagnosed with the condition at younger ages than ever before, say authors of  a new study from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. On average, African Americans, Hispanics and … Continue reading “Colon Cancer Diagnosed at Earlier Ages”

What’s a woman to do?

And, the debate over mammography continues. This time, it’s the American Cancer Society causing a stir. The organization revised their recommended breast cancer screening guidelines and it’s already causing some dissention.  ACS said the updated guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for breast cancer screening for women at average risk of breast cancer. Details are in the Oct. 20 Journal of the American Medical Association. What does this…

Most surgeons still encourage annual, earlier mammograms

The vast majority of surgeons continue to recommend that women 40 years old or older with an average risk for breast cancer get annual screenings for the disease. This conflicts with a 2009 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation that such women be screened every two years beginning at 50 years old and continuing through age 74. […]

Celebrate Women’s Health

It will give you (and them) a heads up to be aware of possible serious conditions that may be hereditary, such as heart disease, diabetes, or sickle cell disease. … Many hazards in the home are overlooked, but easy to fix, such as picking up scatter rugs, installing grips in the shower or tub, picking up clutter, such as books or magazines, off of the floor and stairs.