CANCER CARE

Exercising During Cancer Treatment Can Reduce Side Effects 

Regular physical activity is a prescription for nerve pain due to chemotherapy.

Will Chemicals in Fast Food Hurt You? 

Eating fast food increases your exposure to industrial chemicals linked to diabetes and infertility.

Food Coloring Safety Is Still Debated 

Consumer safety advocates believe some dyes may cause ADHD.

Cancer Screening Guidelines 

Early detection improves your chances of beating cancer.

Caring for a Child with Leukemia 

Sixty-five percent survive for at least five years.

Skin Cancer Facts 

Run to the doctor if you see a mole growing or changing shape.

Alcohol Is Linked to Cancer 

If cancer runs in your family, be especially careful not to over-imbibe.

Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer 

Lots of common sense advice adds up to less risk, especially not smoking.

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor after a Cancer Diagnosis 

Frightened, confused patients cope better when they have the right information about their type of cancer and treatment options.

Marriage May Help You Fight Cancer 

Married people have a 20 percent better chance of surviving cancer compared to those who were single.

How to Prevent Cancer in Four Simple Steps 

Four lifestyle changes could reduce your risk of cancer by up to 90 percent.

Colorectal Cancer Risk Assessment

Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths overall, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for more than 20 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

What is your sex?
Do you get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days?
Are you a vegetarian?
The average American gets approximately 40 percent of calories from fat. Would you estimate that your diet consists of LESS THAN 30 percent of calories from fat?
Do you drink more than 14 alcoholic beverages per week? One alcoholic beverage is considered to be one 12-ounce bottle or can of beer or wine cooler, one 5-ounce glass of wine, or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits.
What is your smoking history?
Do you have a parent, sibling, or child who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer?
Please check the box if you have ever been diagnosed with: