| Sep 14, 2010
Colorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years.
| Aug 17, 2010
Cancer is the world's top "economic killer" as well as its likely leading cause of death, the American Cancer Society contends in a new report it will present at a global cancer conference in China this week.
Cancer costs more in productivity and lost...
| May 20, 2010
| 2:29 PM
Researchers may finally be closing in on a way to screen healthy women for ovarian cancer — a disease that rarely shows symptoms until it's too late to cure.
A simple blood test followed by ultrasound exams as needed found deadly tumors before they...
| Mar 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Men who have difficulty conceiving children are 2.6 times as likely to have highly aggressive prostate cancer and 60% more likely to have slow-growing tumors, researchers reported Monday. Although the absolute risk of developing prostate cancer was...
| Nov 17, 2009
| 7:14 AM
NEW YORK - Most women don't need a mammogram in their 40s and should get one every two years starting at 50, a government task force said Monday.
It's a major reversal that conflicts with the American Cancer Society's long-standing position.
| Mar 19, 2009
There is now a partial answer to one of the most controversial questions in medicine: whether men should get blood tests that screen for prostate cancer.
Experts say that if men are old or sick and likely to die within 10 years, the answer is no.
| Nov 21, 2008
Many people don't realize that the advantages of putting out that last cigarette can be felt right away.
Quitting smoking isn't easy, but the American Cancer Society reports smokers who kick the habit won't have to wait long to feel the health benefits....