American Cancer Society News
Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients
Married patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients
Inside promising new colon cancer treatments
Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on a new treatment center in New York City that offers hope for those suffering from colon cancer, a disease currently on the rise in young adults.
'He's an incredible warrior:' Meet the rare cancer survivor cycling to raise funds for a cure
A survivor of a rare form of cancer , who had part of his leg amputated as well as undergone radiotherapy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, did not let any of those factors stop him from leading a team of bikers this weekend at an event to raise funds for rare cancer research. "Unlike the
Erin Andrews spreads awareness about cervical cancer : What you should know
In 2018, more than 13,000 women could be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and more than 4,000 women could die from it, according to estimates from the American Cancer Society -- and it is often preventable with the regular screening. In 2016, "Dancing With the Stars" co-host Erin Andrews was
Breast cancer testing may need to be tailored by race: Study
When should women receive their first mammograms? The widely accepted current guideline says age 50. But that might not be early enough for some ethnic groups, according to new research. A Harvard-based study published today shows that a higher percentage of Asian, Black and Hispanic women are
What to know about prostate cancer after Mitt Romney's announcement
As Mitt Romney is said to be considering a run for the Senate, many people are asking how his newly announced battle with prostate cancer could affect his health. "Mitt Romney was treated over the summer for prostate cancer," an aide for Romney said in a statement obtained by ABC News. "He was
Woman allegedly suffering from multiple illnesses arrested for mom's murder: Part 2
After discovering Dee Dee Blanchard stabbed to death, authorities located Gypsy Blanchard at the home of her then-boyfriend Nick Godejohn.
Electric fields therapy shows promise for brain cancer patients: Study
Home-based electrical field treatment known as tumor-treating fields, or TTFields, holds promise in helping patients with glioblastoma , the same type of brain cancer for which Sen. John McCain , R-Arizona, is receiving treatment, according to a new study. The new research was published Tuesday in
Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk, study says
Women using hormonal birth control methods -- from the pill, to the ring and implants -- appeared to have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark. The study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, included 1.8 million
Nearly half of cancer deaths linked to preventable risk factors: Study
A new study suggests that nearly half the country's cancers may be preventable through decisions we make every day.