18-Year-Old College Softball Player Loses Her Life to Ovarian Cancer. Be Proactive

In very sad news, 18-year-old Mississippi State college softball pitcher Alex Wilcox recently died of ovarian cancer. Reportedly, she was diagnosed with the cancer in 2015 (while she was still in high school).

Listen Up Fellas! Your Prostate Wants More Fruits & Veggies

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men!

Vitamin D For Cancer Prevention?

Vitamin D is one of those nutrients that is crucial for maintaining our overall health. For one, it is just as important as calcium when it comes to building and maintaining strong bones. Getting enough vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium.

It’s Time to Increase Your Lung Cancer IQ

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. What better time to test your IQ about the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States! Reportedly, it kills 1 in 15 people.

A Strong Case for Increasing Your Fiber Intake (Even if You’ve Been Diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer)

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is reportedly the third most common cancer and third leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. It was the cancer that took my brother’s life.

Should You Consider Integrative Medicine as Part of Your Cancer Treatment?

Death rates from cancer have dropped in recent years. This is partly due to the availability of a wider variety of improved treatment options. However, cancer rates continue to rise. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease.

Love Selfies? New App May Help You Detect Pancreatic Cancer

Sometimes it seems like we practically live on our phones: talking, texting, emailing, tracking, snapping selfies. And I’m a fan of fitness and other health apps that help me be proactive about eating right and exercising. But I never thought taking a selfie might save my life.

Lung Cancer, The Leading Cause of Cancer Death, Just Took George Romero

I’m deeply saddened to hear there has been yet another loss of a young life in the entertainment industry. “Night of the Living Dead” director, filmmaker, writer and horror film trendsetter George Romero died this past Sunday after enduring a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.”

Your Genes Are Not Your Health Destiny!

Insight into my DNA has been made possible by personal genomics. Now, I am able to know whether I have cancer-causing or other alterations in my genes. However, you might be someone who adamantly refuses to learn about your genes and whether you are at risk for certain diseases. Avoiding information that threatens happiness or health is not abnormal and is sometimes referred to as information avoidance.

“When It Rains It Pours And When It Shines You Get Melanoma” (Sol Luckman)

With a crazy presidential election and all the activity and drama in the White House, you may not have heard of Proclamation 9581, which on March 31st declared the month of April as National Cancer Control Month.

Why Is Leukemia So Deadly And Is There Anything We Can Do To Prevent It?

Comedian and older brother to actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, Charlie Murphy, died this week at the age of 57 after losing a battle to leukemia. A report says his family was shocked because he seemed to be getting better and even joked his family was too worried about him. He was receiving chemotherapy treatment, but he did not disclose his illness to many people. Before his death, he continued to work. He was a castmate of the hit TV show “Power,” and reportedly other castmates did not know he was battling cancer.

Could Lack of Colorectal Screenings be to Blame for the Spike in Cancer Rates Under 50?

Colorectal cancer may be most prevalent among people over the age of 50, but that doesn’t mean younger people are immune to it. In the late 90s, Katie Couric and husband Jay Monahan learned he had colon cancer. He died nine months later at the age of 42. Since then, Couric has been a dedicated advocate for colon cancer screenings. If you’re over 50, there’s a good chance your doctor has already talked to you about colonoscopies and the importance of screening for colorectal cancer.

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