A diagnosis of cancer in a woman’s reproductive organs can lead to fears about losing her femininity and her ability to bear children. But according to gynecologic oncologist Robert DeBernardo, MD, gynecological cancers aren’t common, and most can be easily treated. “Gynecological cancers are rare in the grand scheme when compared to lung or colon … Read More
If you knew you had an 85 percent lifetime risk of breast cancer — a risk six and a half times higher than for most women — would you be more vigilant? If you knew your risk of developing a second cancer was eight times higher than most people’s, would you talk to your doctor … Read More
The benefits of staying fit and active are many — and if you’re a woman, here’s one more to add to the list: Being in good shape reduces your risk of uterine cancer by 70 percent.
Yogen Saunthararajah, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Taussig Cancer Institute, is studying how cancer cells grow in an effort to develop gentler treatments with fewer side effects. Instead of targeting and killing all rapidly dividing cells, he and his colleagues in the Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research are taking a new approach by selectively … Read More
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Not only is physical activity good for your general health and well-being, but it also can reduce your risk of cancer, according to many studies. So if being active decreases your cancer risk, will being inactive increase your risk? A new field of research into sedentary behavior is offering some compelling evidence. A recent study … Read More