We know eating healthy is important in fighting cancer. So how can you enjoy that summer cookout with friends and families without tossing healthy eating aside? Here are some tips on how to grill safe this summer.
Each year, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center dietitians field questions from patients about whether it’s safe to grill, given the evidence that grilled meats may contain cancer-causing agents. Guidelines from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) suggest that the type of food you grill may be more important than how you prepare it. Continue reading →
The summer season is fast upon us, and for many, that equates to more time spent outside. The sunshine and warmer weather is a welcome reprieve from the long winter. With this sunny weather comes the reminder to protect our skin from the adverse effects of getting too much sun. Too much sun exposure to the skin can cause cancer to start in the squamous cells of the skin.
Squamous cell skin cancer is the second most common type of skin cancer, and typically the least known. Many patients that are newly diagnosed have never heard of it. Continue reading →
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, about 11% of new breast cancer cases in the United States are among women under the age of 45. Many young women at risk may not realize it.
Using what’s known in the theatrical world as a casting call, the CDC is looking for women of any age who meet certain criteria and are willing to share their story publicly. The resulting campaign, Bring Your Brave, will use personal stories to help empower and educate young women about breast cancer’s risks. The casting call will close on May 15, 2015. Continue reading →
Tonight, most PBS television stations in the U.S. will begin broadcasting “Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies” — a three-night documentary film about all aspects of cancer.
University of Michigan medical historian Howard Markel was one of the internationally known experts interviewed for the film, and offered perspectives based on his knowledge of the history of cancer and key historical figures in the fight against cancer.
In Part 1 of our interview, he discussed the topic of cancer from the ancient Greeks to the early 1900s. Here, he looks at the modern era — and reflects on the experience of taking part in the film’s production.
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