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Cancer Awareness

Rates of Melanoma: Down Among Young Adults, Up Among Boomers
One reason for the differing rates is that skin protection has been encouraged in teens and young adults, but perhaps not enough among older people.

What to Say to Someone Who Has Cancer
When someone you know is diagnosed with cancer, it might feel like something has shifted in your relationship. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or coworker, it’s normal to feel as if you suddenly don’t know how to act or what to say to this person.

What Does It Mean if You Have Dense Breasts?
Almost half of all women who get mammograms are found to have dense breasts, and many don’t know what it means.

More Patients with Lung Cancer Are Surviving Today
Thanks to advancements in treatment options, more people are surviving early-stage lung cancer.

Look to Your Soles for Skin Cancer Check
When you are doing a skin check this summer for skin cancer, don’t forget the soles of your feet.

Fewer People Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer in U.S.
The number of people diagnosed with thyroid cancer has fallen recently. That good news could be because of better ways to diagnose these cancers, researchers say.

Stool Test Works Well to Find Colon Cancer
For years, colonoscopy has been the main test for finding colon cancer. But an annual stool test may work as well—without the unpleasant prep time, new research says.
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