This week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches a new ad campaign featuring the stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.
What is lung cancer? What causes it? How is it diagnosed? What treatments are there?
Adults who’ve smoked daily for at least the past year who want to quit within the next 30 days are needed for a study of a quit-smoking iPhone app being conducted by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in collaboration with the University of Washington and 2Morrow Mobile.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can begin to heal. You will feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.
The START plan: Set a quit date. Tell others about your plan to quit. Anticipate the challenges you’ll face. Remove cigarettes from your home, car and workplace, and Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit.
Overall death rates from cancer declined from 2000 through 2009 in the United States, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Among men, the overall rate of cancer incidence fell by an average of 0.6 percent annually from 2000 through 2009. Cancer incidence rates were stable among women during the same time period and rose by 0.6 percent per year among children.
Ask experts to predict the future of cancer screening, and you’ll get a range of answers. But all would agree that we need better ways to detect cancers early in the course of disease, and these new tools should improve on the benefits of screening while limiting the harms.
About 16 percent of tobacco retailers in Washington state illegally sold tobacco to minors this year, up from 11 percent in 2011 and 10 percent in 2010 and the highest level in more than a decade, according to a new report.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has created a free smartphone app to help you quit smoking.
The app, NCI QuitPal was developed by the using the latest evidence-based smoking cessation methods and behavior change theory.
What do you do when you’ve finished treatment?How do you coordinate your ongoing care with your primary care doc? How do you keep track of your medical records and get the right information to the right people about what you’ve been through? Gilda’s Club has some answers.
Higher U.S. spending for cancer care pays off in almost two years of additional life for American cancer patients on average compared to their European counterparts — a value that offsets our higher costs.
Deaths from cancer in the U.S. declined from 1999 to 2008, maintaining a trend seen since the early 1990s. Mortality fell for most cancer types, including the four most common types of cancer in the United States — lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate –, although the rate of decline varied by cancer type and across racial and ethnic groups.
Some companies are also penalizing employees who don’t give up cigarettes by hitting them with higher health insurance premiums.
In the previous five years, the 7 percent of retailers were caught selling tobacco to underage teens. This year the number caught jumped to 15 percent of the time.
Cancer often takes a heavy toll not only on people’s bodies but on their finances as well. And just as some types of cancer are more deadly than others, some types cause more financial pain,