Two surveys were conducted, one on the general public’s knowledge of breast cancer, and the other on the concerns of breast cancer patients and survivors.
A proposal in Lansing would lower the cost of chemotherapy pills for cancer patients.
Officials say cost of chemotherapy pills can run as high as six thousand dollars a year. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control has awarded Michigan a five year grant to increase the number of colorectal cancer screenings.
State officials say currently, 72% of adults receive the screening. They’d like to see that number increase to 80% by 2018. Continue reading
Cancer researchers said more effective drugs, better screening and smarter lifestyle choices have paved the way for higher cancer survival rates in recent years.
In fact, officials say more people are surviving cancer than ever before. Continue reading
Researchers looking into biofuel alternatives have made a discovery that may help further cancer research.
Michigan State University researchers say they have found what they call a cellular snooze button in algae cells. Continue reading
It’s well known that smoking, chewing tobacco and drinking alcohol are each associated with health risks.
Now researchers say tobacco usage and drinking together increases the risk of cancer in the esophagus synergistically. Continue reading
It’s common knowledge that being overweight isn’t good for your health, but according to researchers weight can also increase your chances of getting cancer.
The Centers For Disease Control says 66 percent of Michigan adults are overweight, and 33 percent are obese. Continue reading
African-Americans in Michigan have higher cancer rates than any other racial or ethnic group, according to a recent release from the Michigan Department of Community Health.
Many people make new years resolutions to live healthier lifestyles.
One thing you can do to help with that, outside of the healthier eating and exercise, is to be screened for Lung Cancer. Continue reading