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Global Cancer Work Public Health American Cancer …

Our Global Cancer Control Work. Our global work is focused on lower-income countries, where we work across the full cancer continuum, predominantly in national referral hospitals, often …

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The Global Cancer Burden American Cancer Society

Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, and 10 million deaths in 2020 were attributed to cancer. Low-and-middle-income countries shoulder most of the cancer burden. In …

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Health Services Research

As part of the American Cancer Society's Data Science division, the Health Services Research program, led by Robin Yabroff, PhD, MPH, has these specific objectives: Compile and analyze …

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What Are Home Care Services

Home health nurse. Depending on the type of care needed, a home health nurse may be a registered nurse (RN) or a licensed practical nurse (LPN). A registered nurse comes to the …

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Health Risks of Smoking Tobacco

Smoking can affect a person’s health in many other ways as well, harming nearly every organ in the body. Here are a few examples of other ways smoking tobacco can affect your health: …

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Costs and Insurance Coverage for Cancer Screening

Medicare usually covers most of the following cancer screening tests in full, but sometimes it might require a co-pay or a cost related to a doctor’s visit. Tests used for cervical cancer …

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Cell Phone Towers

The widespread use of cell phones in recent decades has led to a large increase in the number of cell phone towers (also known as base stations) being placed in communities.These towers …

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Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation

Radiofrequency (RF) radiation, which includes radio waves and microwaves, is at the low-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. It is a type of non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing …

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Talcum Powder and Cancer

Ovarian cancer. It has been suggested that talcum powder might cause cancer in the ovaries if the powder particles (applied to the genital area or on sanitary napkins, diaphragms, or …

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Diesel Exhaust and Cancer Risk

Lung cancer. Lung cancer is the major cancer thought to be linked to diesel exhaust. Several studies of workers exposed to diesel exhaust have shown small but significant increases in …

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Will My Insurance Cover Alternative Medicine

Insurance companies usually will not cover alternative methods that have not been shown to be helpful for the illness or symptom you have. To be covered by insurance, a …

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Normal Weight Ranges: Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is often used as a screening tool to decide if your weight might be putting you at risk for health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. BMI is used to broadly define …

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Elevance Health Foundation: Improving Health Equity in Cancer Care

For nearly 20 years, Elevance Health and its Foundation and its Foundation have partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) in a multitude of ways. From employee fundraising, …

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Excess Body Weight: A Major Health Issue in America

More than 1 in 3 American adults is now obese, and another 1 in 3 is overweight. Being overweight or obese can have far-reaching health consequences. According to the US …

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Power Lines, Electrical Devices and Extremely Low Frequency …

Extremely low frequency (ELF) radiation is at the low-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum and is a type of non-ionizing radiation. Non-ionizing radiation has enough energy …

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Prevention and Early Detection Guidelines

Screening Guidelines Development Process. Since 1980, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has introduced and periodically updated guidelines or guidance related to screening and/or …

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Water Fluoridation and Cancer Risk

US Department of Health and Human Services Federal Panel on Community Water Fluoridation. US Public Health Service recommendation for fluoride concentration in drinking water for the …

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