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The Topic Is Cancer | Blogs | CDC

The Topic Is Cancer | Blogs | CDC

Join CDC in the Fight against Cancer

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Today, on CDC’s Cancer Blog, Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) and a lead investigator of CDC’s Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients program, reflects on what CDC has done to help improve cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and care.  
In honor of World Cancer Day, February 4, Dr. Richardson encourages everyone to continue to monitor progress, recognize areas needing improvement and identify opportunities to work with each other so we can reduce the burden of cancer.
Join the conversation: CDC’s Cancer Blog
Find out more about what CDC is doing to help:
-People with cancer and their caregivers stay healthy during treatment.
-Health care providers standardize and improve their infection prevention practices for their patients with cancer.
Learn more about what the CDC Foundation is doing to help prevent and fight cancer: CDC Foundation’s Cancer Blog.

CDC Celebrates World Cancer Day

February 2, 2017
By Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH
“In honor of World Cancer Day on February 4th, I’m going to pause for a moment to share with you what CDC has done to help improve cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment; to raise awareness about cancer; and educate people with cancer. I’m proud of CDC’s battle against cancer.”

Tribal Policies Help Set Smoke-Free Standard

November 16, 2016
Reducing exposure to tobacco saves human suffering and economic hardship, since it is especially dangerous to children, elders, and diabetics. In addition, smoke-free spaces help people quit abusing tobacco—a particularly important outcome in Fond du Lac, where more than half of tribal members smoke cigarettes. This project helped create a community norm that celebrates healthy environments.

Photo of Pam BryantBreast Cancer Survivorship: Pam’s Story

September 27, 2016
When Pam Bryant was diagnosed with breast cancer at only 43 years old, she was disappointed, but not surprised. Several close family members had been diagnosed with breast cancer at an early age, including her mother, a maternal aunt, and a cousin.

Photo of Van S. Breeding, MDA Rural Community Overcomes Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening

September 7, 2016
By Van S. Breeding, MD
“As a personal champion for screening colonoscopies, I used my own story, along with stories of people under the age of 50 in our community who had gone through colonoscopies, in order to encourage our patients to get screened.”

Photo of Dr. Lisa RichardsonCDC Helps “Shoot for the Moon”

August 3, 2016
By Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH
“CDC and all Cancer Moonshot partners are here to make sure fewer people get cancer, but if cancer develops, we must respect the individuals and meet their needs while giving hope.”

Cheat Sheet for Men’s Cancer Screenings and Good HealthOverwhelmed by Too Many Health Tips? Cheat Sheet for Men’s Cancer Screenings and Good Health

June 13, 2016
By Dr. Lisa Richardson
If you’re like my husband, you get a lot of health tips from your wife, mom, coworkers, and friends. To help you manage your cancer screenings, I’ve created your very own cheat sheet for cancer screenings and good health. Print it out and take it to your next appointment so you can add your doctor’s recommendations for further screenings or tests based on your own health, family history, and age.

Cheat Sheet for Women’s Cancer Screenings and Good HealthOverwhelmed by Too Much Health Advice? Cheat Sheet for Women’s Cancer Screenings and Good Health

May 16, 2016
By Dr. Lisa Richardson
Our “cheat sheet” summarizes the cancer screenings most women need. But remember, there’s more to your health than just cancer screenings. Print the cheat sheet and take it with you to your next well-woman exam, so you can write down tests your doctor may recommend for other diseases or conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, or cholesterol.

Photo of GaryI Have Liver Cancer, But You Don’t Have To

March 9, 2016
An illness caught Gary, 61, off guard in 2013. When doctors suggested he go for more tests, he knew his condition was more severe than he first guessed. But the test results found something he never expected: liver cancer.

Photo of the Charlotte Kimelman Cancer Institute in St. ThomasThe Global Challenge of Cancer

February 2, 2016
By Hilda Razzaghi
“I learned that there were only a few physicians who provided care to cancer patients outside of the hospital in St. Thomas, and many of the patients who were diagnosed with cancer left the islands for treatment due to cultural stigma as well as limited financial resources.”

Photo of George HilliardMy Personal Prescription for Surviving Cancer

November 18, 2015
By George Hilliard
“I began my journey back to health by relying on my support network and positive attitude.”

Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients (PICP): A comprehensive initiative led by CDC and the CDC Foundation to reduce infections in people with cancerChemotherapy’s Most Serious Side Effect

November 4, 2015
By Dr. Lisa Richardson
“Whether it’s one of my patients or a friend, I’m often asked about the side effects of chemotherapy. Usually, they want to know if they’ll lose their hair—a valid and reasonable question. I answer this question for them (depends on the type of chemotherapy), but then start talking about a more serious side effect called neutropenia. It’s one that they might not know to ask about.”

Photo of Traci RamirezBeing a Cancer Survivor Reminds Me Life Is Precious

October 15, 2015
By Traci Ramirez
“It hasn’t been easy. I’ve gone through bouts of fear, anxiety, and disappointment on my way back to wellness. … On the other hand, I have been able to regain my happy life. My diagnosis has given me a greater appreciation for life.”

Graph showing the actual and projected mortality rates for all cancer sites combined, by race and sex, United States, 1975 to 2020Are We On Track to Reducing Illness and Death from Cancer by 2020?

July 2, 2015
By Hannah K. Weir, PhD
“Death rates are predicted to continue decreasing for cancers of the female breast, lung and bronchus, cervix and uterus, colon and rectum, oral cavity and pharynx, and prostate. We were disappointed to find that this is not true for melanoma.”

A photo of Sharon McKenna enjoying a sunny dayA Tan Is Not a Sign of Health

April 28, 2015
By Sharon McKenna, Sun Safety Manager, Arizona Department of Health Services
“Knowledge is power, and I want to equip children with tools to protect them against sun damage.”

Photo of Dr. Lisa RichardsonPrevent Colorectal Cancer: The Best Test Is the One That Gets Done

March 2, 2015
By Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH
“As an oncologist, a public health professional, and someone who admits to being over 50, I’m here to say that there are no more excuses. If you are 50 years old or older, it’s time to get screened for colorectal cancer.”

Family Trees and Family Ties: Can Family Communication Increase Breast Cancer Screening and Monitoring?

August 25, 2014
By Kari Mendelsohn-Victor, Deb Duquette, and Maria Katapodi
“This story shows key issues about the role of family ties in breast cancer monitoring and risk assessment. Do family members share important health information with each other? Do family members encourage each other to be screened for breast cancer as recommended?”

Knowing BRCA Changed My Life

June 10, 2014
By Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
“Despite the perception that breast cancer is only something older women need to worry about, young women can and do get breast cancer. I myself was a young woman at high risk, but didn’t know it. Just months after a clean mammogram, in late 2007, I heard those terrible words, ‘You have breast cancer.’”

Photo of Dr. Travis KidnerMelanoma: A Surgeon and Survivor’s Perspective

April 29, 2014
By Travis Kidner, MD
“As a doctor, my job is to do everything I can to achieve the best possible outcomes for my patients. But as a cancer survivor, I feel a huge responsibility to help prevent new melanoma cases. Exposure to UV radiation from either the sun or artificial tanning lamps is the leading cause of skin cancers worldwide.”

Cancer and alcohol infographicThe Surprising Link Between Alcohol and Cancer

April 14, 2014
By Dafna Kanny, PhD
“Studies have shown that alcohol was responsible for about 20,000 cancer deaths in the United States in 2009.”

How Health Care Providers Can Use Genomics to Prevent Cancer

March 31, 2014
By Katrina Trivers, Deb Duquette, and Kate Reed
“Family history information can save patients’ lives! Encourage your patients to learn their family history of cancer for all relatives through their grandparents’ generation if possible.”

Photo of Dr. Frank ColangeloWe’re Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening; You Can, Too!

March 10, 2014
By guest blogger Frank Colangelo, MD, FACP
“I became a very strong champion for colorectal cancer screening several years ago after one of my patients died from this terrible disease in his early 50s.”

Photo of Dawn M. HolmanThe Bright Side of Going Dark

February 24, 2014
By Dawn M. Holman, MPH
“Our seemingly harmless nighttime habits may not only interfere with our sleep, but may also increase our cancer risk.”

Photo of Cynthia A. GelbThe Power of the Pap

January 28, 2014
By Cynthia A. Gelb
“During the past 40 years in the United States, the number of women dying from cervical cancer has decreased dramatically, largely because of the Pap test. We owe so much to Dr. Georgios Papanikolaou, the inventor of the Pap test.”

Lung Cancer—Why the Numbers Are Personal

January 9, 2014
By S. Jane Henley, MSPH
“Many people have worked very hard to tell the story of the dangers of smoking. My mother was 67 years old when she was diagnosed with lung cancer. She started smoking cigarettes when she was 15 years old, and tried to quit almost every day of her life. After her diagnosis, she did succeed and stayed smoke-free until her last breath, 14 months later.”

Photo of Dr. Marcus PlesciaWhy I Chose FIT—And You Can, Too!

December 16, 2013
By Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH
When Dr. Marcus Plescia, former director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, turned 50, it was time to get tested for colorectal (colon) cancer. Which of the three recommended screening tests did he choose?

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