breast cancer

While many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, like age, cannot be controlled, you can help prevent cancer by learning your family’s medical history and living a healthy lifestyle. (Photo: Penn State)

Family Ties

Reduce the Likelihood of Developing Cancer There are many factors that determine your likelihood of developing cancer, including age, genetic predisposition and lifestyle. Some factors, like age, cannot be controlled, so experts recommend learning as much as possible about your
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Doctors recommend a colonoscopy every 10 years beginning at age 50. It should be done earlier and more frequently if you had a parent, sibling or child with colorectal cancer. (Image: Thinkstock)

Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Are You a Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer? Most people know doctors recommend a colonoscopy at age 50 to screen for colorectal cancers. What they might not realize is that earlier screening may be necessary if they have a family history of colorectal cancer or other disease
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Alcohol has been shown to increase other types of cancer as well. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Breast Cancer & Alcohol

Alcohol and Breast Cancer: What to Know Can as little as one alcoholic drink a day raise your breast cancer risk? Studies say yes. But does that mean you should steer clear of alcohol completely? And what about that glass of wine that is supposed to be good for you? Alcoholic
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