Did you spend time with Laverne & Shirley, the Bunkers, the Jeffersons, Mork from Ork, and the Six Million Dollar Man? Do you remember watching the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s miracle on ice, stretched out in front of your family’s RCA Victor console TV? Although all of these shows and events happened more than 30 years ago, they’re reminders that you’re at the age for a screening of a very different kind.
In Delaware and in the United States, colon cancer arising in the large bowel — also known as colorectal cancer — is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women, and it’s also the second-most common cause of cancer death. Although it is possible to develop colon cancer at any age, 90 percent of diagnoses happen after age 50.
Happy New Year! By now, you’re probably working toward that New Year’s resolution. Whether it’s eating better, exercising more, or finally putting out the cigarettes for good, we hope your resolution will help you better yourself.
Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.1 And while older women are more likely to get the disease, all women are at risk. There’s no preventative screening for ovarian cancer. Therefore, it’s important for women to know their own body and what’s normal, so that they can recognize any signs or symptoms.
Lung cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Delaware — and the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in Delaware and the U.S. Nationally, each year, an average of 411 people per day die from lung cancer.
Pink shirts. Pink bracelets. Even pink hair. Every year during this month, there’s always an outpouring of support for the fight to end breast cancer. And while the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s important to raise awareness year-round.
Cancer is a scary word. In today’s world, almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by this terrible disease. In addition to being physically active and eating healthy, there is something else you can do to keep yourself healthy: get screened.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males in the U.S. and Delaware — but not all prostate cancers are the same. Not everyone experiences the same symptoms, and some men may not show any symptoms at all. That’s why it’s important to know what risk factors increase your chance of developing prostate cancer.Read More
Eating healthy and taking care of yourself is more important than ever. Research conducted by the American Cancer Society shows that Type 2 diabetes is linked to certain types of cancer. Managing your health and getting screened for diabetes and cancer can help you avoid complications down the road.
Thanks to advances in cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and follow-up care, cancer survivors are living longer after diagnosis.
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and with summer right around the corner, we encourage you to educate yourself on this highly preventable disease with ways to stay sun safe all year long
Flowers are blooming, and the days are growing longer. Spring is officially in the air! Now is the perfect time to improve your health with physical activity. From reducing your risk for chronic disease to improving your moods, being more physically active can have some big health benefits.
If you are 50 or older, or have a family history of colon cancer, it’s important that you get screened. Know when and how often you should be screened, and find out what factors put you at a greater risk for colon cancer.
More than 31,000 Delaware adults have been diagnosed with heart disease.
No woman should die of cervical cancer.
The holidays can be the happiest time of year — and the unhealthiest. You can still have fun and stay healthy at the same time by following these 10 healthy holiday tips.
Lung cancer is the number-one cause of cancer death in Delaware. Smoking is the number-one risk factor for lung cancer—in the United States, cigarette smoking is linked to about 90 percent of lung cancers. Even scarier, more than half of those with lung cancer will die within one year of being diagnosed.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), and no matter where you are in Delaware during the month of October, you’ll surely see plenty of pink in stores, on buildings, on people, and more. But what does all this pink mean? What does it call us to do?
From the onset of cooler weather to busy fall schedules to the disappearance of roadside stands bursting with fresh fruits and vegetables, the end of summer poses obstacles for continuing healthy practices that can help prevent and fight cancer. But fall in the state of Delaware actually offers a “bountiful crop” of opportunities for people all ages to keep up regular and healthy nutritional habits.
You’ve made the commitment to get fit and live a healthier life. Now what? Aside from adjusting your diet to include more nutritious food and less junk, the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is sticking to a regimented exercise routine.
When trying to lose weight, carbohydrates may not be your best friend. Cutting back on carbs can be difficult, and can put a strain on your relationship with pasta. Don’t despair, lasagna lovers—quinoa, a popular whole grain super-food, is a delicious and nutritious substitute.
Sure, you know that being overweight can make day-to-day activities difficult. But how much do you know about the negative health consequences that arise from obesity? Being overweight puts you at an increased risk for some pretty serious diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. Even certain cancers have been linked to obesity.
A healthy outside starts from the inside. When you truly want to lose weight, you have to commit to changing your lifestyle both in and out of the kitchen. Even if you add exercise to your routine, continuing to eat unhealthy food will put the brakes on your weight loss momentum. An unhealthy lifestyle puts you at high risk for many serious diseases including colon, liver and kidneycancer.
You probably carry a bottle of sunscreen with SPF 15 or above in your beach bag. You even faithfully reapply it after swimming. But do you remember to use sunscreen if you’re out for a run on a cloudy day or sitting near your office window? Chances are, the answer is no.
For many teens and young adults, summer is a time to hit the beach or pool and enjoy some outdoor fun. Sunscreen is an afterthought—if it’s thought of at all. After all, only older people can get skin cancer, right?