Cancer Topics

Could Hair Dye Increase Your Risk for Cancer?

According to a recent study by the International Journal of Cancer, it’s possible. The year-long study followed more than 46,000 women whose sisters had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Because of their shared environment, genes, ...

Answering Your Most Googled Mammogram Questions

It’s true that mammograms save lives, but there are a lot of misconceptions people take as “truths” about getting one. We asked one of our imaging pros to answer a few of the top googled mammogram questions. Do I have to ...

5 Common Reasons for Summer ER Visits

The lazy days of summer have been known to leave people in the last place they want to be – the emergency room. Here are a few of the top injuries and ailments we see during summer months, and guess what? They are all avoidable! ...

Check Your Sunscreen's Active Ingredients List

Are the active ingredients in your over-the-counter sunscreen safe? A new proposed regulation by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for the testing of 12 out of 16 currently approved active ingredients found in sunscreen, ...

Colorectal Cancer Screenings: What Are My Options?

Colonoscopy is not the only way to screen for colorectal cancer. Here are your options. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S., excluding skin cancers, and is the second leading cause of cancer death. It affects men ...

Normal Swelling or Serious Risk?

Lymphedema is painful swelling in the arms or legs most common after cancer surgery or radiation of the head, neck, breast and legs. An estimated 3-5 million Americans suffer from lymphedema, including many that are undiagnosed or ...

Myths - and Some Truths - About Foods that Cause Cancer

Every week there’s a new article explaining why your favorite foods may be bad for you. It can be tough to wade through the information overload on certain foods and their possible connection to cancer. Let’s start with the ...

Five Myths - and the Reality - About Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Myth #1: Most breast cancer is genetic. In reality, only about 5-10 percent of breast cancer cases are hereditary. If you do have a strong family history of breast and ovarian cancer, you may have inherited what’s called a BRCA1 or ...

When You Should Actually Begin Annual Mammograms

If you’ve ever spent time researching the right age to begin annual mammography screenings, you probably left more confused than before. Even as new research is published, experts continue to disagree on screening guidelines because ...

Are Your Kids Hiding a 'Vaping' Habit?

The use of E-cigarettes among teens has put millions of young people on a path to addiction, and the Food & Drug Administration recently took action against retailers and manufacturers for their role in the crisis. The FDA issued fines ...

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