According to the National Cancer Institute, melanoma accounts for 4.5 percent of all new cancers in the United States.
Some physicians received up to $100,000 from tobacco companies to testify that smoking isn’t addictive.
It’s particularly sobering news here in Minnesota, which has one of the highest melanoma incidence rates in the country.
A new study investigated that question among middle-aged American couples. Its findings offer less-than-comforting news — for women.
Not only is unnecessary screening wasting billions of dollars each year, it’s also leading to real harm.
Education is a major factor. In all 50 states, the study found, people with the least education are significantly more likely to die from colorectal cancer.
Cancer patients who received an alternative therapy along with traditional treatment reported significant drops in their levels of pain and anxiety.
The number of thyroidectomies being done in the U.S. has also climbed dramatically — by 60 percent between 1996 and 2006.
A study conducted in Italy found that dietary resveratrol did not have a significant impact on cadiovascular disease, cancer or longevity.
Scientists and researchers are finding that it’s just not as simple as eating more fruits and vegetables.
Despite a continued reduction in overall colorectal cancer rates, obesity and poor eating habits are driving up the risk in some groups.
Despite growing evidence of damaging effects, Americans continue to buy the industry’s hype.
The highest rates were found among premenopausal women, raising questions about tanning beds.
Early detection was and still is important. But as we all know, winning the war on cancer is no fast or simple feat.
Medical imaging can be life-saving, but it also can be dangerous.
The chemical is 4-methylimidazole (4-MeI), which is found in some types of artificial coloring used to turn soft drinks and certain foods brown.
A task force concluded that taking supplements of beta-carotene may actually increase the risk of developing lung cancer, particularly among smokers.
The Mayo doctors are recommending that a new term be used to describe low-risk thyroid lesions — a term that will better convey the minimal risk that such lesions pose to a patient’s health.
The purpose of early detection is to reduce the incidence of late-stage cancer and cancer deaths. But those goals have not always been met.