“Scientists find link between X and cancer.” There’s a good chance you’ve seen something like this in the news headlines. Or maybe you’ve received it in an email, text, or through social media from a well-meaning friend. These days it seems X can be just about anything – antiperspirants, cell phones, hair dyes, pesticides, power lines, plastic bottles, and eating red meat are a few that often make the news or circulate as rumors. But which ones do you really need to worry abo
Cancer is NOT contagious. A healthy person cannot “catch” cancer from someone who has it. There is no evidence that close contact or things like sex, kissing, touching, sharing meals, or breathing the same air can spread cancer from one person to another. Cancer cells from one person are generally unable to live in the body of another healthy person. A healthy person’s immune system recognizes foreign cells and destroys them, including cancer cells from another person. For mo
A lung cancer diagnosis may bring up a variety of difficult emotions for you and your loved ones. Its impact can be felt in relationships with friends and family as the responsibility of providing care falls on your shoulders. As you navigate the peaks and valleys of watching a loved one cope with lung cancer, here are some tips to help you care for your loved one and for yourself. To learn more , click on the image below.
Our bodies have a network of lymph vessels and lymph nodes. This network is a part of the body’s immune system. It collects fluid, waste material, and other things (like viruses and bacteria) that are in the body tissues, outside the bloodstream. Lymph vessels are a lot like the veins that collect and carry blood through the body. But instead of carrying blood, these vessels carry the clear watery fluid called lymph. To learn more about the lymph system, click on the image be