St. Jude marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’s 50th Year

The pediatric cancer experts at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are kicking off the 50th anniversary of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by celebrating the dramatic and record-breaking increase in survival rates over the past five decades and highlighting the hospital’s focus on how to care for childhood cancer survivors after treatment. Through comprehensive research, … More St. Jude marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month’s 50th Year

Harry Connick, Jr. and Wife and Cancer Survivor Jill Connick Team Up To Fight Colon Cancer

Grammy and Emmy award winner, and Tony award nominee, the multi-talented musician, singer and actor Harry Connick, Jr. and his wife of 24 years and former model, Jill Connick, recently marked the fifth anniversary of Jill’s recovery from breast cancer.  As Jill credits timely screening and early detection for being a cancer survivor today, she is joining Harry to … More Harry Connick, Jr. and Wife and Cancer Survivor Jill Connick Team Up To Fight Colon Cancer

Coffee Doesn’t Need to Carry a Cancer Warning

A pending lawsuit in California is suing for coffee to be labeled with a cancer warning. If there is a favorable ruling, coffee houses in California would have to warn their customers about potential cancer risk and coffee companies may have to label their product. The lawsuit focuses on the chemical acrylamide, found in roasted … More Coffee Doesn’t Need to Carry a Cancer Warning

Simple Steps to Catch Ovarian Cancer Early

Each year, 14,000 American women die of ovarian cancer, succumbing to a disease that is frequently misdiagnosed or diagnosed too late. Among those lost to the disease over the years were comedian Gilda Radner, actress Madeline Kahn, civil rights icon Coretta Scott King, and Ann Durham, Barack Obama’smother. Having lost her own mother to ovarian cancer, comedian and author Jennifer Coken is … More Simple Steps to Catch Ovarian Cancer Early

Breastfeeding Protects Moms from Breast Cancer

To mark World Breastfeeding Week the first week of August, the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is highlighting one of the least recognized findings from its latest report: mothers who breastfeed have lower risk of breast cancer. The lower risk is modest, but it is one additional motive to breastfeed for moms who are … More Breastfeeding Protects Moms from Breast Cancer

More Breast Cancers Were Diagnosed At Early Stage After Affordable Care Act Took Effect

A Loyola University Chicago study published this month has found an increase in the percentage of breast cancer patients who were diagnosed in early Stage 1, after the Affordable Care Act took effect.  The increases in Stage 1 diagnoses were higher among African American and Latina breast cancer patients, compared to white patients. The study … More More Breast Cancers Were Diagnosed At Early Stage After Affordable Care Act Took Effect