Focus on Preventing Cancer
Below are all the Focus articles related specifically to preventing cancer. All Focus articles are also available.
March 04, 2014
February 17, 2014
Ninety percent of people who try to quit cold turkey can't, and for those who do quit, "slipping" is common. Accepting that slips are part of the process, and learning about addiction and nicotine replacement products can help you stay tobacco-free.
January 06, 2014
NCCC physicians and researchers brought information and hope to the rural village women. The data they brought back to their labs for complex analysis will provide Honduran physicians information they need to create a comprehensive national plan to fight cervical cancer in Honduras.
December 02, 2013
Eat right and stay active: we know this can minimize cancer risk. Middle and high school students in Laconia, NH recently used cameras and journals to document what makes it easy (or hard) to incorporate healthy activities into their daily routines.
November 18, 2013
You can't see or smell it, but radon gas may be entering your basement through the soil around and under the foundation. Once inside, radon binds to dust particles in the air you breathe, and can cause lung cancer.
October 07, 2013
Marketing guidelines suggest that children's fast food advertising focus on healthy foods, not toys. But fast food ads for kids focus on movie characters, giveaways, and company branding more than ads for adults.
August 29, 2013
Adults with a history of heavy smoking have a new way to protect themselves from lung cancer. An independent panel of experts says low-dose CT scans save lives by finding lung cancer earlier. The opinion means low-dose CT scans could soon be offered annually to some smokers and former smokers.
August 05, 2013
July 29, 2013
May 28, 2013
April 30, 2013
April 08, 2013
March 04, 2013
February 11, 2013
Healthy behavior changes, better screening technologies help fight lung, breast, colon, and kidney cancer.
January 14, 2013
People with smartphones seem to regularly check them throughout the day for email, text messages, and useful information like directions or restaurant menus. It can be like an ongoing conversation. Now one of those conversations could be a mobile health-counseling session that can help you quit smoking.
January 02, 2013
In many states, they can be found at shopping mall kiosks or sold in the corner convenience store. And they are all over the Internet. The e-cigarette is here—a multi-part electronic nicotine delivery device that plugs into a wall or computer to charge instead of being lit by a match.
December 03, 2012
October 22, 2012
Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) has put a yellow tint on its October breast cancer awareness efforts, a month usually draped in the color pink.
October 01, 2012
Preventing lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in this country, is a battle being fought on surprising territory—sports playing fields, silver screens, and corner stores.
September 10, 2012
The notion that a woman with breast cancer has to take it easy and limit her activities is being replaced by a new, more accurate image—a physically active participant in her own recovery.
August 27, 2012
Thanks to research conducted at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, smokers can now take an active role in making decisions about their long-term health.
June 27, 2012
May 21, 2012
At a time when obesity has become epidemic in American society, Dartmouth scientists have found that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans may be able to predict weight gain.
April 30, 2012
Good news from a consortium of organizations led by the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Death rates from all cancers combined for men, women, and children continued to decline in the United States between 2004 and 2008, according to the newly released Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975-2008.
April 02, 2012
It's shocking. Every day, more than 1,200 people in the United States die from smoking-related causes—more than 440,000 Americans every year.
March 19, 2012
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month—a national movement to increase awareness and education about colorectal cancer and to spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable if detected early.
March 12, 2012
March 05, 2012
Colorectal cancer is deadly—it is, in fact, the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States, after lung cancer. But it is also one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through the use of screening tests. Literally, screening tests can save lives.
February 27, 2012
Young teens who watch a lot of movies featuring alcohol are twice as likely to start drinking as their peers who watch relatively few such films, reveals new research from Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
February 21, 2012
Collaborating with Norris Cotton Cancer Center researcher Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD, students and residents of Woodsville, NH, utilized an innovative kind of photo-journalism to record their ideas about healthy ways to live to minimize the risk of cancer.
January 03, 2012
December 26, 2011
November 23, 2011
Studies have shown that these five steps will help you quit and quit for good. You have the best chances of quitting if you use them together.
November 14, 2011
October 24, 2011
New federal draft guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that question the necessity of PSA testing for prostate cancer in men should be assessed by men in discussion with their physicians.
October 11, 2011
A new Cancer Center study found that rural mothers perceive specific internal barriers to being adequately physically active.
April 28, 2011
April 26, 2011
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common causes of cancer deaths, but it's also one of the few cancers that can be prevented.
April 25, 2011
April 20, 2011
The New Hampshire Colorectal Cancer Screening Program aims to increase CRC screening to 80% of the state's residents age 50 and older by 2014.
October 25, 2010
The Cancer Center's Telisa Stewart, MPH, DrPH, teaches youngsters, as well as adults, that a day in the sun is a beautiful thing but that if kids aren't protected, it can also be dangerous.
October 20, 2010
A museum and an examination room both reward close, thoughtful, thorough observation. In one lives are enhanced, in the other lives may be saved.
October 15, 2010