Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Cardiologist Steven Nissen MD, answers this one about whether fish oil and vitamin D are good for reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer.
A new study looked at whether eating organic foods can lower your cancer risk. Oncologist Dale Shepard, MD, PhD, explains what you should take away from the findings.
Learning you have a hereditary breast cancer risk can be frightening. But talking to a therapist can help you take control and cope with anxiety and depression.
Could leukemia run in your family? Doctors can’t often pinpoint the causes, but they know of some factors that can increase your risk for the disease. Learn more.
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The screening guidelines for colorectal cancer are pretty much one size fits all. They recommend that everyone seek screening at the age of 50. But a new tool allows doctors to predict an individual’s risk of developing colorectal cancer. This can help doctors decide when screenings are necessary for each of their patients. Brian J. Wells, MD, PhD, of the Department … Read More
If you’re at high risk for breast cancer and worry about the implications of eating that plate of tofu stir-fry, don’t put down your chopsticks just yet. Soy in its natural form does not rank high on the list of contributing factors for this disease, says oncologist Alberto Montero, MD. Soy products contain isoflavones, which are … Read More
When a woman decides to have her breasts removed to prevent cancer, the choice is never easy. But it can be the right choice — with the right information. When actress Angelina Jolie announced today in The New York Times that she had a prophylactic (preventive) double mastectomy, she brought new attention to this procedure. … Read More