Cancer is a common disease in the United States; roughly 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Most of the time, cancer is sporadic - due to  multiple factors such as chance, environmental exposures, and lifestyle. Occasionally, c...

In 2010, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) began a multi-year study of nearly 30,000 fire fighters from the Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco Fire Departments to better understand the potential link between firefighting and cancer...

            No one likes to hear the dreaded “C” word….”colonoscopy”. However, routine screening for colorectal cancer undoubtedly saves lives by discovering the disease before it reaches an advanced stage. According to the American Cancer Society colon cancer is the s...

January 22, 2018

Originally published in The Atlantic on September 11, 2015 in the Health Section

Reprinted with permission from The Atlantic

Special thanks: Crystal Hatley, PharmD at Levine Cancer Institute for researching and requesting permission to print

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With 2017 in the rear view mirror, it is time to start looking ahead to what is coming up this year! Here is what you can expect from our team here at NCFCA:

  1. Our new peer support and navigation program will be launching. We are looking for volunteers to help out can...

About Chemobrain

Many cancer patients experience mental fogginess during, and sometimes after, treatment. The term “chemobrain” was coined by cancer survivors to give their experience of cognitive changes a name. Since the turn of the century, medical providers and rese...

Taking Steps Toward Cancer Prevention

    Evidence shows that regular exercise is associated with a reduced risk for cancer. In a 2013 study titled “Recreational Physical Activity and Leisure Time Sitting in Relation to Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk,” women who walk...

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No one wants to hear the word “cancer” from the doctor. The good news is that cancer treatment has changed. It is better. Treatments are better at getting rid of the cancer. Some treatments have fewer side effects. The fact is that most adults treated for cancer will b...

Cancer. For many people, the thought of cancer or the word itself can evoke fear and emotional distress. So, how do you ease this fear and distress? The answer might lie in your relationship with cancer.

Consider the following:

Let go of any judgments. Our bad relationsh...

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