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Article contributed by Erin Haefner
I was recently reading an article on the American Cancer Society’s website titled, “Obesity-Related Cancers Rising in Young Adults in the U.S., Millennials have about double the risk of some cancers compared to Baby Boomers at same age.” And I was shocked at what [...]
While you were growing up, how many of you were taught that discussions about sex were inappropriate for casual conversation? For some of us, the topic was not only absent from social conversation, but also in our families. Obviously, this has nothing to do with the importance of sex and [...]
Written by Tammy Adams, Cancer Education Center Educator
Cancer is a life-changing condition that may take a toll on physical and emotional health. The LIVESTRONG Foundation has partnered with many local YMCAs to provide a structured, supportive, research-based physical activity and well-being program to help survivors move beyond [...]
The month of July is dedicated to raising awareness of Sarcoma. Sarcoma can occur throughout the body and is used as a general term to encompass a broad group of rare cancers that begin in the bone and soft tissue. Over 70 types of Sarcoma exist and [...]
The older I get, the more I think about the impact of sun exposure on my skin. When I was growing up sunscreen wasn’t really a "thing.” The only protection we had was zinc oxide and it was applied to very little surface area – mainly just the nose and [...]