Tag Archives: cancer risk factors

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  • Articles Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Cancer

    Women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) are thought to be at greater risk for developing endometrial cancer. You may have read that...
  • Articles A Doctor's Personal Experience with Cancer

    The night after my mother’s mastectomy, we stood at the window of her hospital room in a skyscraper and looked at the lights of Manhattan....
  • Articles Cancer and the Environment

    Chemicals in the environment—including those in the air we breathe, food we eat, water we drink, and products we use—have long been a...
  • Articles Tanning Beds and Skin Cancer

    “One principal factor driving tanning behavior is the cultural belief that equates tanned skin with beauty and affluence. Tanning is no...
  • Articles Leaving Tobacco Behind

    "Tobacco is the world’s greatest weapon of mass destruction. It will kill more than 600 million people alive today—half of...
  • Articles The Connection between Cancer and Cell Phones

    Recently, there’s been some publicity about a possible link between cell phone use and brain tumors. Cell phones are ubiquitous, and brain...
  • Articles How Effective Is Sunscreen?

    Many consumers might be surprised to learn that, for years, a debate has centered on the usefulness of sunscreens in preventing cancer. Some...
  • Reference Pieces What Causes Prostate Cancer?

    Once I had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, I wanted to know where it had come from. On the one hand, this information couldn’t really...
  • Reference Pieces Diet and Exercise: Countermeasures of Prostate Cancer

    To me, one of the most sobering prostate cancer statistics of all were the ominous words of a paper published in late 2007, which stated cryptically,...
  • Reference Pieces Questions to Ask Your Physician about Cancer Risk

    There’s a lot to tell about how to reduce cancer risk and how to put together a plan to reduce your own risk. The first place to start...
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