Topics :: cancer screening

Personal Connections Increase Breast Cancer Screening Rates

By EDGE | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
Recent news from the ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium shows that a signed letter from a physician can go a long way toward bringing in patients for regular breast cancer screenings.

Philly's Bebashi Holds Annual "Breast Fest"

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
On August 13, Philadelphia's AIDS Service Organization Bebashi-Transition to Hope partners with Fox Chase Cancer Center to hold their Fifth Annual Breast Fest, a daylong event to promote breast health and overall wellness.

Men Over 50 at Higher Risk of Developing Melanoma

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jun 19, 2014
The American Academy of Dermatology says that men over 50 are at a higher risk of developing melanoma.

FDA OKs First-Ever DNA Alternative to Pap Smear

By Matthew Perrone | Friday Apr 25, 2014
Federal health regulators have cleared a genetic test from Roche as a first-choice screening option for cervical cancer.

Sloan Kettering Holds One-Day Conference on LGBT Cancer

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 17, 2014
The National LGBT Cancer Network, Callen-Lorde Community Health Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are presenting a one-day conference on Cancer in the LGBT Communities on January 18 in NYC.

Colon Cancer Testing May Be Leveling Off in US

By Mike Stobbe | Thursday Nov 7, 2013
After years of steady increases, testing for colon cancer may be leveling off, a federal report suggests.

WHO Agency: Air Pollution Causes Cancer

By Maria Cheng | Friday Oct 18, 2013
The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation.

Report Finds Aging US Faces Crisis in Cancer Care

By Lauran Neergaard | Thursday Sep 12, 2013
The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments.

Philly’s Bebashi Program Holds 4th Annual "Breast Fest"

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Aug 12, 2013
Bebashi Transition to Hope hosts its 4th Annual "Breast Fest" on August 13, to raise awareness about breast cancer and educate women on the importance of routine screenings.

Jewelry to Stand Up to Breast Cancer

Tuesday Nov 22, 2011
New York artist Leonor Caraballo was diagnosed with breast cancer. One of her first questions was: what does the tumor look like? The need to face the enemy led her and her husband, Abou, to embark on a pioneering project to visualize breast cancer.