Health & Fit Congress must invest in colon cancer prevention
The One Spot You Should Never Skip When Applying Sunscreen (But Always Do)
If there’s any one piece of advice to take from health and beauty articles, it’s that sunscreen is not optional. When you’re rubbing in sunscreen, you probably focus on your nose, cheeks, and forehead. But when was the last time you made sure to cover your eyelids? A small UK study found that volunteers were more likely to miss the areas around their eyes than any other spots. Nearly 14 percent left their eyelids unprotected, and 77 missed the spot between the inner corner of the eye and the bridge of the nose.
The United States can and must improve the mortality rate of colorectal cancer. Robust federal research funding is essential to preventing and treating the disease.
Colorectal cancer is America's silent killer. The disease often has no warning signs or symptoms, and it affects more than 140,000 men and women each year. Despite being largely preventable with screening and treatable if caught early, more than 50,000 people in the United States die from colorectal cancer each year.
The United States can and must improve the mortality rate of colorectal cancer. Robust federal research funding is essential to preventing and treating the disease. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) support first-in-class medical research that serves as the foundation for life-changing - and life-saving - discoveries.
New research finds more evidence of a link between severe gum disease and certain cancers
New US research has provided more evidence to suggest that there is a link between advanced gum disease and an increased risk of cancer. Advanced gum disease, also called periodontitis, is caused by bacterial infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Although previous research has shown a link between periodontitis and an increased risk of cancer, the new study is the largest so far to look at the association using dental examinations to measure gum disease, rather than patient's self-reports.
Federal investment in the NIH and NCI has led to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, giving many colorectal cancer patients new and more effective treatment options. In one recent study, researchers from NCI used advanced genomics to harness one colorectal cancer patient's own immune cells to shrink her tumors. She now has no sign of cancer, and the knowledge gained from her treatment will help countless other patients.
The science that led to these discoveries has been developed over the course of the past decade. These things don't just happen overnight. Scientists need stable, consistent and robust funding to ensure that we can continue these breakthroughs for the colorectal cancer community and beyond.
Screening is another important focus. If caught early, colorectal cancer is preventable. Yet it is still the second leading cause of death for men and women combined. We must do better.
Skin-Cancer Survivors Summer Sanders, Mike Schmidt Advocate For Prevention
The biggest enemy for outdoor athletes is not the opposing team. It is not the pitcher on the mound they are staring in the eye, or the referee making unfair calls. Their biggest enemy is the one thing they almost can't avoid: the sun.Staying out in the midday sun for longer hours and more days than the average population, outdoor athletes are at a high risk for all skin cancers including the most harmful, melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with more cases than all other cancers combined. One in five Americans will have skin cancer.
Our bill, the, fixes a glitch in Medicare that is a major deterrent to seniors getting screened. Currently, Medicare covers screening colonoscopies at no cost to the patient, but if polyps are removed during the screening procedure, beneficiaries are suddenly saddled with unexpected costs. This makes no sense.
Thanks to the determination and commitment of the colorectal cancer community, our bill has over 240 bipartisan co-sponsors. Thousands of advocates have taken multiple actions to get this support. We continue to advocate for the legislation among our colleagues, and we hope this will be the year we can push this bill over the finish line!
We have made tremendous progress. From advancements in treatment to increased screening rates to having over half of the House of Representatives as co-sponsors on our bill, there is much to be proud of.
But there is also more work ahead. We must build on the great work that has been done thus far - the advances in science, the gains we have made in awareness and prevention. Colorectal cancer does not need to be a deadly disease. Each March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a time when Fight Colorectal Cancer organizes the colorectal cancer community to celebrate progress made and energize for the work still ahead. By raising awareness, promoting regular screenings, and funding NIH and NCI research, we can save lives.
Payne represent New Jersey's 10th District and Dent represents Pennsylvania's 15th District.
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