The Skin Cancer Foundation, in partnership with the makers of Banana Boat® and Hawaiian Tropic® brand sunscreens, has found a dramatic gender divide in awareness about skin cancer preventative measures in a recent study. The survey shows that nearly half (49%) of men in the US admit to not using sunscreen in the past 12 months. And 70 percent of men don't know what skin cancer warning signs to look for.
Medical experts warn that key ingredient in tanning spray, dihydroxyacetone, or DHA, can cause genetic mutations and wreak havoc on human DNA if inhaled.
Teens and young adults know there are risks associated with using tanning beds, but thy use them anyway. A new study suggests this is because they see health risks everywhere around them, 59 percent agreeing with the statement, “Tanning bed use can make me ill, but everything causes cancer these days."
The World Health Organization recently stated that diesel fumes cause lung cancer. Experts say that the fumes are more carcinogenic than secondhand cigarette smoke.
TV anchor Robin Roberts beat breast cancer 5 years ago, but recently revealed that she has myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a type of bone marrow disease with around 12,000 new cases diagnosed each year, according to the American Cancer Society. If the cause is known, it is called secondary MDS. Smoking and exposure to certain chemicals can increase risk. Cancer treatment like chemotherapy and radiation are a common cause.
Extra weight can lead to increased health risks. But a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Extra, shows that heavy men appear more likely to survive an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
Recent studies indicate that an increased amount of dental plaque has been found to affect the risk of premature cancer death.
4-year-old Dyrk Burcie’s battle with cancer has inspired a special tribute from firefighters.