The CDC reports that smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and respiratory disease. They also say that it increases your risk of developing several types of cancers, including bladder cancer, lung cancer, cancer of the voice box, cancer of the esophagus, kidney cancer, stomach cancer, uterine cancer, and cancer of the cervix.
Now a new report gives people another reason to quit the tobacco habit. A new study has reported a link between skin cancer and tobacco use.
The study, conducted at the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center, studied approximately 700 patients: 383 had skin cancer and 315 without. The results of the study, which are published in the Cancer Causes Control online journal, revealed that the more people smoked, the more the likelihood they had skin cancer.
Stanford and University of California at San Francisco are launching clinical trials related to using ultra sound waves to ease the pain that cancer patients experience when the cancer has moved into the bones.
According to a recent study, your daily cup of coffee may play more of a role than simply shaking off the cobwebs from the night before. A Harvard University study is suggesting that women who consistently drink a few cups of coffee every day for years, or even decades, may reduce their risk of developing cancer of the uterus.
Called endometrium cancer, cancer of the uterus, may have symptoms of abnormal vaginal bleeding, painful sex, pain or trouble when urinating, or pain in the pelvic area. Cancer of the uterus is diagnosed by conducting one or more tests, such as an ultrasound, pelvic exam, or biopsy.