Get the Facts Before Using Online Information
Posted May 11th, 2022
You may have read about special foods, exercise plans, nutritional supplements– or diets that exclude a specific food – to prevent cancer growth. The internet and social media platforms can be an excellent way to share new medical, health, and nutrition information with everyone. However, sometimes this information may be shared by people who are […]
10 Tips for National Cancer Prevention Month
Posted February 10th, 2021
Caring Connections Team
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. While you are likely well aware of things you should do to prevent cancer –avoiding smoking and wearing sunscreen, and getting regular screenings for colon, breast and prostate cancer, for example– there are other steps you can start taking now to up your odds of remaining cancer-free. In fact, […]
Changes to Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know
Posted June 21st, 2018
Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Last month, the American Cancer Society (ACS) changed its guidelines for recommendations of preventive colorectal cancer screening. The ACS now recommends that people of “average risk” begin screening at age 45 – a change from the previous age 50 recommendation. Average risk persons include those who do not have: A history of colorectal cancer or […]
Lung Cancer Screening 101
Posted November 15th, 2016
Christina Bach, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. We have learned a lot about how to prevent lung cancer-don’t smoke, and if you do smoke, quit. However, the disease is often not diagnosed until it is advanced or has spread to other parts of the body. Screening for lung cancer can help us to identify cases earlier […]
Cancer Fighters in Your Food
Posted September 10th, 2015
Foods that we eat play a role in the risk of developing cancer. Learn about Cancer fighters in your food.
Webucation: Lung Cancer Screening
Posted February 26th, 2015
In honor of cancer prevention month, we are featuring a new cancer prevention “short” each week. This short video will focus on topics related to lung cancer screening.
Webucation: Cancer Prevention: The Basics
Posted February 16th, 2015
This video reviews the general recommendations for cancer prevention from the American Institute of Cancer Research.
Webucation: Colon Cancer Screening
Posted February 9th, 2015
Dr. Guerra discusses the options for colon cancer screening and their importance in preventing colon cancer.
It’s Cancer Prevention Month!
Posted February 3rd, 2015
Karen Arnold-Korzeniowski, BSN, RN
I’m not big on making New Year’s resolutions. By February I have usually forgotten about them. However, this year I decided that I want to include better foods in my family’s diet. We have been eating more fruits and vegetables, less meat, primarily organic products and less processed foods. And honestly, this is a resolution […]
The Rainbow Connection
Posted November 18th, 2009
Karen Wagner, MS, RD, CSO, LDN
I love news stories about "super foods". Even if these stories can sometimes be confusing, I welcome almost any opportunity to talk about healthy foods! Super foods often get their designation in the media because they contain some newly discovered chemical, often called a phytochemical that may be helpful in preventing heart disease, diabetes or […]