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.
CANCER AND FOOD
CANCER AND SUPPLEMENTS
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.
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.
MENOPAUSE AND CANCER
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.
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.
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.