Cancer Guide

Cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S., according to the latest data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; heart disease remains the No. 1 killer. Here are the latest reports on cancer from HealthAfter50, along with expert medical advice.


6 Ways to Safer Grilling

Does Grilling Cause Cancer?

How to Get Your Daily Dose of Antioxidants

The Surprising Benefits of Phytochemicals

The Truth About Antioxidants and Cancer


Supplements Can Jeopardize Cancer Therapy

What to Know About Vitamin D and Prostate Cancer

Why Prostate Supplements Don’t Work


8 Ways to Prevent Cancer From Returning

Health Screening Tests You Need

Help for Chemotherapy Hair Loss

How to Join a Clinical Trial

The High Cost of Treating Cancer

What You Must Know About End-of-Life Care


The United States Preventive Services Task Force and other expert medical organizations recommend most people start getting screened for colon cancer at age 50; those with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps or a personal history of inflammatory bowel disease or certain inherited conditions should get screened sooner.

When to Have Your Next Colonoscopy


Lung cancer was rare before the beginning of the 20th century, but it is now the most common cause of death from cancer among both men and women in the United States. An estimated 160,000 Americans died of lung cancer in 2014. Here, information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of lung cancer.

What Is Lung Cancer?

How to Prevent Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Treatment: What to Know

Lung Cancer Treatment Options


Hormone therapy is still an acceptable treatment for menopausal symptoms and relatively safe for healthy women up to age 59 or within 10 years after menopause. Here are other points, along with our advice.

What to Know About Hormone Therapy


Some experts theorize that every man will develop some degree of prostate cancer if he lives long enough. Here are risk factors, testing recommendations, and treatment options.

4 Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

9 Ways to Cut Your Risk of Prostate Cancer

Does Vasectomy Raise Prostate Cancer Risk?

Erectile Dysfunction and Prostate Cancer

How Biking Affects Your PSA Level

How External Beam Radiation Therapy Works

Latest PSA Testing Recommendations

Prostate Biopsy and the Risk of Infection


Melanoma is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer-related deaths but accounts for only 1 percent of all skin cancers diagnosed. Here, more on basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma and how to check yourself.

ED Drugs and Skin Cancer Risk

How to Spot Skin Cancer

The Danger Behind Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers

The Right Way to Apply Sunscreen

Meet Our Writer

HealthAfter50 was published by the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, providing up-to-date, evidence-based research and expert advice on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of health conditions affecting adults in middle age and beyond. It was previously part of Remedy Health Media's network of digital and print publications, which also include HealthCentral; HIV/AIDS resources The Body and The Body Pro; the UC Berkeley Wellness Letter; and the Berkeley Wellness website. All content from HA50 merged into in 2018.