Cancer Risk & Detection Resources
If you haven’t been faced with a cancer diagnosis, but are interested in ways to reduce your risk for this disease, the resources and research studies on this page can provide information to help you make healthier choices.
Tipping the Odds in Your Favor: The Role of Diet in Cancer Prevention (video 58:45) - Oregon State University, Linus Pauling Institute
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Lower your Risk of Colon Cancer (Episode 11 video 1:56) - Loma Linda University Health
Decrease Risk of Colon Cancer - "Eating legumes (beans) at least three times a week and brown rice at least once a week was linked to a reduced risk of colon polyps by 33 percent and 40 percent respectively, according to Loma Linda University research recently published in Nutrition and Cancer."
What Women Should Know about Breast Density and Cancer Risk - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Obesity and acid reflux linked to the development of esophageal cancer - Univ. of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
Moles to Melanoma - The National Cancer Institute
This website can help you learn the difference between a cancerous and non-cancerous mole. While regular skin examinations with a professional health care provider are recommended, this website can assist with self exams in between doctor visits. If you spot a mole that is suspicious, see your dermatologist or contact your health care provider to have it checked.
Cancer Risk & Detection Research
Nov. 28, 2018 - A new, large-scale study of more than 5 million mammograms found that annual mammography screening beginning at age 30 may benefit women with at least one of three specific risk factors: dense breasts, a personal history of breast cancer or a family history of breast cancer.
Oct. 23, 2018 - Long-term vigorous exercise may lower risk of advanced and fatal prostate cancers. "The study, which was published this month in European Urology, showed that men who engaged most frequently in vigorous activity over the length of the study had a 30% lower risk of developing advanced prostate cancer and 25% lower risk of developing lethal prostate cancer when compared with men who exercised the least.”
Oct. 15, 2018 - Findings published from a study completed in 2015 at Lund University in Sweden reveal that 3D mammography also known as Tomosynthesis detects 34% more breast cancers than traditional mammography does.
Oct. 4, 2018 - Low-dose aspirin may lower ovarian cancer risk. “Women who reported recent, regular use of low-dose aspirin (100 milligrams or less) had a 23% lower risk of developing ovarian cancer when compared with women who did not regularly take aspirin, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.”
June 14, 2018 - Higher vitamin D levels may lower colorectal cancer risk.
May 30, 2018 - American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline - "Among the major guideline changes, the new recommendations say screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk."
May 24, 2018 - A new report by the World Cancer Research Fund reveals 10-year study showing obesity increases risk for 12 type of cancers.
May 23, 2018 - Skin responsible for greater exposure to carcinogens in barbecue smoke than lungs according to a study appearing in Environmental Science & Technology.
Jan. 18, 2018 - According to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, inflammatory diet linked with increased colorectal cancer risk.
Jan. 12, 2018 - Univ. of Helsinki researchers report oral health may have an important role in cancer prevention.
Jan. 2, 2018 - “Postmenopausal women who lose weight may have a significantly reduced chance of developing breast cancer…” from findings presented by City of Hope researcher.
Sept 27, 2017 - Zinc supplements can significantly inhibit the proliferation of esophageal cancer cells, according to a new study co-authored by a University of Texas at Arlington researcher.
Aug. 28, 2017 - Univ. of Washington researchers develop new app that uses smartphone selfies to screen for pancreatic cancer.
Aug 4, 2017 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center Researchers find high-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk.
July 12, 2017 - Ohio State Researchers: Eating Tomatoes May Protect Against Skin Cancer.
June 2, 2017 - Univ. of Edinburgh study finds in lab cell testing that a compound in olive oil may help to prevent cancer developing in the brain.
Dec. 8, 2016 - Study links lifestyle factors to formation of high-risk polyps according to new study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers. “Lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking and red meat consumption are known to be associated with an increased risk of colon polyps that can lead to colorectal cancer.”
May 16, 2016 - Increased physical activity associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer from researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American Cancer Society.
April 6, 2016 - "Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that higher levels of vitamin D – specifically serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D – are associated with a correspondingly reduced risk of cancer."
December 31, 2015 - "The high amounts of dietary sugar in the typical Western diet may increase the risk of breast cancer and metastasis to the lungs, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center."