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Start mammograms at 40, not 50, a US health panel recommends
"There has been a suggested change to when women should begin to get mammograms. According to a draft recommendation from a federal task force, women should start getting every other year mammograms at age 40. The U.S. preventative services task force has long said, women can choose to start breast cancer screening as young as 40, with a stronger recommendation that they get the x-ray exams every two years from age 50 to 74, other health groups differ over when and how often to screen, like the American Cancer Society. They say women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. I'm Shelley Adler
The Charlie Kirk Show
Dr. Daniel Amen Describes How Alcohol Damages Your Brain
"There's two topics that sometimes my target demographic college kids don't like it when I talk about the negatives of drinking and marijuana. Let's start with drinking, is it true that if you drink too much or drink to excess or even drink at all that it can damage your brain? Any drinking, any alcohol has been shown to disrupt the white matter in your brain. So gray matter is brain cell bodies. White matter is brain cell tracks, or it's the highways in your brain. And alcohol is poison. I mean, everybody should know that. Drink too much can't walk a straight line, walk in a straight line as brain function. Drink too much, you say stupid things, you act like an idiot. Well, inhibiting is a brain function. But there's so many reasons that alcohol is bad for a developing brain because it disrupts a process called myelination, your brain constantly is putting down this white fatty substance called myelin that causes your brain to mature. And so if you're drinking at 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 22, you're delaying and sometimes permanently damaging the maturity of the brain. Not to mention last year, and I didn't talk about alcohol for 30 years ever since I started looking at the brain. Last year, I wrote a blog called I told you so. The American Cancer Society came out against any alcohol because any alcohol increases your risk of 7 different types of cancer.
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"Org slash get screened. This is a public service message from the American Cancer Society. Traffic and weather on the 8s and winded breaks on WTO. Thanks dean and of course we are watching the work zone on the outer loop of the beltway, past the American legion bridge, got three lanes blocked over on the left hand side, stick to that single lane on the right, that'll get you where you need to go. So far, the dulles toll road can not use the ramp to the inner loop of the beltway, unfortunately. You're going to have to find an alternate route. You can use route 7 or one 23 to get to the beltway, both solid choices. Thankfully, not a lot of volume delays out there, so you should be able to make your way around that without any issue. So far, 66 looks great, completely up to speed, but there are a couple of work zones for you to watch out for if you had an eastbound past 28, a single right lane is what's getting you by. Westbound, same story, headed past route 7 towards the bellway, and again past 50, just a single lane. I 95 from Fredericksburg all the way up towards the Springfield interchange, no delays to be seen, same story on three 95. D.C. two 95 looks good. No issues on the southeast Southwest freeway they are looking for an accident scene on New York avenue right by north capitol street. I don't see it in camera, but they are out there looking for it to watch out. Pennsylvania avenue, watch out for this or rather crane highway add Pennsylvania avenue. This is an upper Marlboro. They are dealing with an accident seen their handful of emergency vehicles making their way as we speak. Introducing the Maryland lotteries 50th anniversary cash bash promotion, you could win up to $5 million, learn more, MD lottery dot com slash cash bash, please play responsibly. Carlos Ramirez will be traffic. We are tracking the wind 30 to 40 miles an hour through the morning hours and into the early afternoon, so it's going to be a chilly Saturday with plenty of clouds. Clouds developing again on Sunday and a storm
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"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"And low cost screening at cancer dot org slash get screened. This is a public service message from the American Cancer Society. Saturday morning March 4th into the weekend, everybody. We've made it. Welcome in. Glad you're sharing part of it with us here at WTO P at one 18. Grabbing a weather all the H and when it breaks, they're going to Carlos Ramirez with this this early hour in the WTO P traffic center. Thanks dean, looks like we got some good news if you're headed across the bay bridge. The wind restrictions have been lifted, so basically if you're headed across, you will not necessarily feel the winds nearly as bad as you would have a little bit earlier. And so far so good. If you're at a southbound on I 95 that earlier crash that was near 100 has cleared, no worries there any longer, VW Parkway looks fantastic. As you make way down towards the capitol beltway, outer loop, they wear out there looking for an accident scene right by I 95, don't see it, and I don't hear them talking about it anymore. So that should be gone, but be careful anyways, just in case they are still out there. As you make away past I 95, I two 70 looks good from Frederick, down towards the capitol, beltway, no issues, no slowdowns, no crashes, no work zones either. If you're headed on the outer loop, headed across the American legion bridge, no issues continuing down through Tyson, headed towards the Springfield interchange. If you're on 66 relatively quiet from an asset to the beltway, and vice versa, I 95 is quiet and so far so good on three 95. One 8 6 three O four WTO is a traffic tip line. I'm Carlos Ramirez WTO traffic. Your Saturday will be all about the win, starting off on a cool note, but not overly cold, temperatures actually rebound back into the mid 50s for the most part, some areas a little bit cooler to the north and west, but a
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"Is a public service message from the American Cancer Society. It's Saturday morning glad you're with us one 28 on WTF. Robbing a mother on the 8th and when it breaks, good morning to Carlos Ramirez with this early hour and the WTO traffic. Thanks, dean. Still hearing about an accident scene on the GW Parkway did get confirmation whether or not it was shut down, however, still got that crash activity if you're headed southbound on the GW Parkway soon after Reagan airport on your approach towards dangerfield island. That's where you're going to see some of that activity. Sounds like traffic is getting by. You just got to be careful with any of the remaining emergency vehicles. Eastbound side of the dulles toll road, watch out for this, the ramp to northbound four 95 is still closed, unfortunately, and it will likely be closed through the early morning hours. Eastbound dulles toll road can not access northbound four 95. So if that's where you're trying to go, my suggestion, go ahead and take the exit for route 7 eastbound, so dulles toll road, or access road eastbound, head over onto route 70s found head down towards the beltway from there, and you should be able to get onto the inner loop. What's bound 66, few workers, of course, first ones there near 50, single lane gets you by, then your 28 also a single lane getting by it, and according to V dot, the ramp to southbound 28 is closed. As you continue to pass that point after the manassas rest area, you are going to slow down pretty dramatically, but it's looking significantly better. Just a single right lane getting by right now and looks like any crash activity we have there has cleared. So just be extra careful, don't bump into any cones or anything to that effect. In order to put the bellway after 50 toward 66 right side blocked with work zone, same story after a one 23, you'll find them over on the right hand side. This is all connected to the work groups that are blocking that ramp to the inner loop. 50 in Maryland to a traffic on the eastbound span of the bay bridge. Thanks to players like you, the Maryland lottery's first 50 years have been golden, so there's celebrating with a new gold multiplier scratch offs. There's over $41 million in total cash prizes, please play responsibly, Carlos Ramirez WTO traffic. Storm team four tracking your weekend and the first thing I'm tracking snow. Making its way our way hard to believe we were 81 on Thursday, and now we're talking snow, but we do have that snow making its way our way. Mine are accumulation possible, mostly on grassy
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"And low cost screening at cancer dot org slash get screened. This is a public service message from the American Cancer Society. Traffic in the D.C. region is constantly changing. If you spot a major incident that we're not already reporting, call the WTO traffic center. At 8 6 6 three O four WTO P that's 8 6 6 three O four WTO. 19 lane. Surprise, he won't need February 24th. Welcome to WTO. It's two 28. Graphic weather all the gates and when it breaks 24/7 on WTO, good morning to Ian Crawford with this Friday morning of the WTO traffic center. We start in Virginia, something new has been added on 66 and that's not a good thing. We already had the work zone after the fairfax county Parkway where you were getting my single file to the left. Now we may have crash activity and police activity near to the ramp for 2800 likes at 53 following police direction. It kind of hard to get a good view on this one, the one camera that kind of sees things. It's like looking through the wrong end of the binocular. It's always really into flashing lights. You can tell us what's going on out there, which lanes are getting by things like that. Tell us what you're seeing. 8 6 6 three zero four WTO or send us a message through the WTO app that's easier to do and safer. Continuing on 66 westbound to work after the manassas rest area, a single right lane is getting by in the main travel length, three 95 dwarf bound on the ramp to go west on Ansel road, that crash now clear. Capital bellway at least the outer loop work is checked at the inter loops work is still there over on the left side on the Maryland bellway as we try to make your way through college park on the inner loop near exit 25 two right lane still getting by the work zone south, BW Parkway, before green belt road, the right lane gets by the work, but the ramp from the southbound Parkway to the interloop of the capitol beltway. Now reopen. Ian Crawford traffic
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"50, discuss lung screening with a doctor. Find resources for free and low cost screening at cancer dot org slash get screened. This is a public service message from the American Cancer Society. This is WTO P news. 1241. The job market is showing no signs of slowing down as we head into this weekend, the January jobs report coming out, Friday morning, showing that in 2023, it's off to a pretty strong start. Employers added an astonishing 517,000 jobs last month, the unemployment rate falling to just 3.4%. However, the percentage of pay hikes people have been getting is starting to ease off we hear. This morning bankrate senior economic analyst in Washington bureau chief, Mark hambrick with his take on the number. That adds to the Goldilocks part of this equation because not necessarily from a worker perspective, but average hourly earnings a part of this report up on an annual basis, 4.4%. That's the lowest since August of 2021. It peaked at around 6%, but inflation on a monthly basis is now having a minus sign in front of it. So workers are now making some headway against high prices. 3.4% is the nation's lowest unemployment rate actually since 1969. The number of deaths on American roadways these days approaching a very high record, but there are some plans to make them safer. More than 40,000 people a year die in car accidents. Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg calls it a crisis comparing it to the number of people killed by guns every year, and he worries that we're getting used to it. So now the DOT's call to action is urging public and private sector groups to get involved. Uber and Lyft are in, so are Honda and 3M they're pledging millions to help. Uber and Lyft are focused on keeping drunk drivers off the roads. 3M
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"9 53. Gas prices are up in D.C., but down in other parts of our region, gas buddy says in the last week, prices have jumped almost 14 cents a gallon in D.C. to an average of three 55 a gallon for regular unleaded. In Maryland prices are down about 7 cents to an average of three 28 in Virginia, prices are down about two cents to an average of three ten. The national average price of gas is up two and a half cents per gallon in the last week to three 28 a gallon. Gas buddy says oil prices have seen a bit of a rally finishing last week at nearly $80 a barrel again, this as Chinese demand starts to jump as COVID restrictions there ease. Brand new electric school buses are hitting the road in Arlington. Two of the three buses, the school district bought are now in use inside nova reports the third bus is expected to arrive by the end of the month. Arlington is one of 19 school districts across Virginia to get state funding to buy the buses. School system received about $800,000 to make it happen. Maryland congressman Jimmy Jamie Raskin says he is very optimistic about his cancer treatment and has gotten lots of support from both democratic and Republican lawmakers. Speaking with CNN, Raskin says he's making progress even if he is contending with some less than desirable side effects. I am hanging tough. My energy is good. I'm losing about 40 or 50 hairs a day to chemo, so that's upsetting, but otherwise I'm hanging on the doctors are very optimistic and I'm very optimistic that the chemo is going to get the cancer. Raskin was diagnosed earlier this month with diffuse large B cell lymphoma, the American Cancer Society says this type of cancer can be cured in about half of all patients. Ratings for NFL regular season games took a 3% dip from last season. However, part of that is due to Thursday Night Football moving from network TV to streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The NFL says a 185 million fans watched games at some point during the 18 weeks. The most watched games were the Thanksgiving ones, the Giants cowboys games saw 42.1 million viewers, the bill's Lions game drew 31.9 million. It's 9 55 money news at 25 and 55 brought to you by pen fed credit union, great rates for everyone. And here's Jeff claw. It has been tough to make money in the stock market, but wealth has still been built elsewhere, oxfam says it's 2020. The richest 1% of the people in the world have accumulated two thirds of all new wealth, $26 trillion worth of it. Honda has lined up its own supply of batteries for electric vehicles it will make in the U.S.. Honda has formed a joint venture with LG and will build a battery plant near Columbus, Ohio, it says the facility will create about 2200 jobs. One of the D.C. area's best known developers has died. The Washington business journal reports Calvin Catholics was 91. He also led the foundation, one of the largest in D.C. with more than 430 grants to nonprofits to date. U.S. markets are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. day, regular trading resumes first thing Tuesday morning. Jeff Klebold. News. Okay, Jeff, still a head continued fallout over President Biden's handling of classified documents, 9 56
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"Get screened. This is a public service message from the American Cancer Society. Good morning, welcome to WTO P glad you're with us at three 38 on your Wednesday morning. Driving in by the 8th and when it breaks, let's check it out with rich hunter this morning in the WTO P traffic center. It looks like they're just starting to pick up the work sent on the adult the belly she had south of the American legion bridge passion in GW Parkway toward Georgetown pike. Again, they just started picking it up, so if you're still approaching the Georgetown pike, you're still down to a single length left getting by, but again, they are making some progress backing up. Now, saw some vehicles backing up in the works on the outer loop near route 7 as well and it does appear. They have started to pick up that work near 66, again, stay left to get by as they back up along the right side of the roadway. On 66 west found the workout manassas as you approach him past the rest area, they've already picked up the work in the express lanes there, looks like you're just positioning them themselves to start picking up the work in the main line as well. So again, they'll be backing up along the left side so just stay right to get by as they wrap things up. If you're traveling east on 66 at last check still working between 28, the fairfax county Parkway single left lane gets you by and then as you approach the bellway single left leg gets you by there as well and keep in mind the exit to the inner loop is closed at 64 B but the exit to the outer loop of the valley 64 a that remains open at this time. Rich hunter WTO traffic. One more nice day out there. On our Wednesday with some sunshine early, then more clouds high temperatures low to mid 40s, Thursday, The Rain moves in and it's heavy rain. A lot of it too. We're going to see that rain throughout the day on Thursday on Friday
"american cancer society" Discussed on WTOP
"From the American Cancer Society. Hey, so what's a great way to spread awareness that driving high is illegal everywhere? I'll catch you song, of course. You can run or you can't drive high you can run but you can't. Drive friendly reminder. Don't drive high. If you feel different, you drive different, brought to you by nhtsa and the ad council. It's four O 8. Michael and son's heating tune up for only $69. Traffic and weather on the 8s to rich hunter in the WTO beat traffic sand. All right, still working to clean up the rest of what had been part of an early morning crash on the inner loop of the belly just south of van dorn street now. It looks like they've got the left lane blocked again. The two tractor trailers and one other vehicle on the left shoulder, along with state police and V dot, so again, stay right to get by, but it was not causing a delay and you do have full access to the left flyover that takes you down to 95 south and Springfield, but just be aware for now they are blocking the left lane. Now if you're traveling on the add loop of the valley, works in still in place as you head south to the GW Parkway and Georgetown pike toward the doll's toll road eventually down to one single lane to the left through the work zone. I still not much in the way of delays, but again, more folks starting to get on the road just be aware you may encounter some slowdowns. Minor crash that was northbound on the Baltimore Washington Parkway just before two O two they recovered the vehicle and they have cleared all lanes are open there. They'd been looking for something on eastbound 50 in the area the capital beltway, but apparently nothing found. All the units responding have gone back in service, so all lanes are open. Looking for a safe used car Fitzgerald, other laws, hundreds of good cars, trucks and SUVs next to a new car, a fits way used car is best, visit fit small dot com today. Rich hunter WTO traffic. Now to storm team four meteorologist Amelia Draper. Clear skies as we kick off the work week, temperatures starting off today in the 20s and warming into the low 40s. We'll have a bit of a breeze
The Tech Guy
"american cancer society" Discussed on The Tech Guy
"By a really useful tool for everybody who does meetings and who doesn't. Now, right? Zoom and Google Meet and Microsoft Teams. The problem is we do all three. I always click the wrong button because I forget that I'm in meat and I click off, but I think is the turn the microphone on button and it's the hang up button and it's terrible, but unify meeting solve that because it's got one user interface for all three. One reliable universal user interface eliminates the hassle saves you time and I love it because when you're not in the meeting, unify runs in the background, just a little thing on your screen with your calendar. So you can see when your next meeting is, if you're in a lot of meetings, this is such a great tool. You click on the meeting. And then it knows what program to launch behind the scenes. And it opens up unify meetings, so you always know exactly how it's working and all that stuff. It's a great way to do all your meetings without worrying about which video conferencing app using, which command you use. And the best way to use unify meeting, I might add, is on a meme of monitor. So mimo also makes monitors. So if you have a second display, like the 7 inch mimo that plugs in the USB port, second display, then unify meeting runs all the time in that. That's your calendar display. And when you're in a meeting, that's your meaning display. And the nice thing is on your other display, you could see zoom or meet or Microsoft Teams. So you can see the real interface, but you're also seeing the unified meeting interface. On the second monitor, that that's a great way to operate. Milo's got a great Black Friday cyber Monday deal between November 24th, so it's 5 days from now through the 28th, remember those dates, 50% off a unified license. And a 100% of the proceeds go to support the American Cancer Society. So you're doing a good thing. You get 50% off, and you're supporting a good cause. Unifi only costs around $20 after the discount for the entire year. But I got an even better way to do this. Buy a memo monitor, and then unify meeting is
AP News Radio
Mary J. Blige, Jill Biden team up for cancer prevention
"Musician Mary J. Blige joined First Lady Jill Biden and the American Cancer Society at The White House to announce national roundtables on breast and cervical cancer I'm Marty's are a letter with the latest Jill Biden says the word cancer still strikes fear in people but people have more power than ever President Joe Biden resurrected the cancer moonshot initiative to research cures earlier this year Mary J. Blige who lost several family members to breast and cervical cancer has long advocated for cancer screenings She says round tables are a way for people to talk about what her family would not The practice of not wanting other people in our business and keeping these topics to ourselves is
AP News Radio
In a nod to JFK, Biden pushing "moonshot" to fight cancer
"President Biden is giving a nod to a predecessor as he lays out more plans to fight cancer 60 years ago today John F. Kennedy gave his moonshot speech We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things not because they are easy but because they are hard At the JFK library in Boston today President Biden will detail his administration's own moonshot a bid to as The White House says end cancer as we know it He will highlight what could be a game changer in diagnostic testing to dramatically improve early cancer detection a study that looks to validate using blood tests for screening against multiple cancers The American Cancer Society estimates more than 600,000 people will die of cancer diseases this year The presidency aiming to cut cancer deaths in half over the next 25 years
"american cancer society" Discussed on WCPT 820
"We know we can't protect our kids from everything Eventually they're gonna bump their heads or scrape their knees But we can protect them from 6 types of cancer HPV or human papillomavirus is a common preventable virus that can cause cancer later in life The HPV vaccine prevents human papillomavirus and all the cancers it can cause The American Cancer Society recommends getting your sons and daughters the HPV vaccine starting at age 9 to protect them later in life When I was younger I may have did some stupid things Even committed some crimes But I'm not a criminal I work for youth advocate programs yet I was too many advocates to help him stay out of jail stay in the neighborhood and get a job As a little kid I experienced trauma and I acted out Mason mistakes but I'm not a mistake As Jalen's yes advocate I'm always here for her Yap is a community based alternative to youth incarceration and neighborhood violence Youth advocate programs learn how at yap Inc dot org Victory play for the first time to Afghanistan in 2003 Before in the morning my phone rang they said I regret to inform you that your husband was wounded in action Victor sustained a moderate traumatic brain injury I was doing school full time and I was also then caring for Victor One of the most important elements of caregiving is taking care of yourself I just didn't want to forget that I also had goals and that I also had a life What I did is I challenged Victor to meet me halfway There are almost 6 million military and veteran caregivers across the nation We have our own journey and we can fulfill their.
"american cancer society" Discussed on Daily Pop
"Line. You can't find it anywhere. You can find a little snippets but you're not going to find it. I got the DVD box set. That was before DVDs. I was telling you, they had on betamax. If you could beat him. Too. Now, what are you doing these days? I heard you got some hotels and things like that. So yeah. I've come to call it stone park capital. And so we have my hotel developer, but a big part of what I do. I'm actually I'm an MC and an auctioneer, and I do it just I donate my time. I do about 25 to 30 events a year across the country. American Cancer Society make a wish foundation. All sorts of organizations, even my kids school locally. I help support that as well. So if we were trying to sell this drink, can you do the call? The rattle? Yeah. Okay, so the rattle, everyone has a different rattle, but you'd go like, give it a 5 to 5 ten ten. I wouldn't be able to sell that drink, though. I saw you spilled a little earlier. Are you around two already? Yes. Real quick. Yes. Because we've seen Clayton, honey, he using that fantasy suite, is a ramada and honey. We know. Stop. Do you regret being so timid in that fantasy suite? Or did you use it more than the cameras knew? So I have three kids. One. Let them know Andrew. You guys, thank you for stopping by. You have been an amazing guest. Please come back. Well, if you'll have me. Oh, the next Gary on union tells us about her twinning moment with her shady.
"american cancer society" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Was in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean when it happened There was a sudden jolt and our submarine crashed on the sea floor We were in total darkness That's doctor fiorella a marine biologist and stem teacher talking about a deep sea dive she'll never forget It's funny When I was a kid I was afraid of the ocean and there I was two miles below the surface But as a scientist you prepare for that Using our training and a little creativity we fix the sub and finish our experiments The dive was just too important Every dive gives us glimpses at things few people ever get to see Low creatures fiery undersea volcanos When we got back to the surface I kissed the ground and called my mom of course But you know what I wouldn't trade that die for anything Doctor figueroa uses her passion for stem to discover new things and make the world a better place She can stem so can you Check out she can stem for more stories and inspiration A message from the ad council Parents we know we can't protect our kids from everything Eventually they're gonna bump their heads or scrape their knees but we can protect them from 6 types of cancer HPV or human papillomavirus is a common preventable virus that can cause cancer later in life The HPV vaccine prevents human papillomavirus and all the cancers that can cause The American Cancer Society recommends getting your sons and daughters the HPV vaccine starting at age 9 to protect them later in life Hey.
A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"american cancer society" Discussed on A Desi Woman with Soniya Gokhale
"Indicated it was during this treatment as an eighth grader that you understood the profound connection or disconnect i should say between legislation and those who are affected by it so first of all. Let me say that. This acknowledgement and understanding at such a young age in the midst of your own. Medical struggle is so moving. Because you had never spiraled to become involved in politics but at a moment when you didn't know whether you would survive your onus or not your perspective shifted and a quote you directly. I thought to myself okay. If i'm given a second chance at life i'm gonna make it. Count the idea of public service and politics became my therapy amazing word. So can you elaborate more on this you. I appreciate that. you know. you're actually right. I never thought i'd go into politics growing up. You know especially as as an indian does not. At least you didn't used to be a field that we even thought we could get into you know. I always grew up. Thought i was going to be in the family business or something else and so it really was during that time where i was going through cancer. You know. I saw a world in which i may not get to leave the four walls of that hospital room and yes. I did see kids sitting right next to me lose their battles. I felt really depressed and alone. And i found that many were making decisions for me as opposed to making decisions with me and so that's really where i started. I volunteering with the american cancer society and the make a wish foundation as my first entry way into channeling my pain into something positive and connecting with other families and children who are going through the same thing that i was and through that experience. I felt empowered and i felt like okay. My life has purpose. And then later on when i was in high school that community activism translated into politics when i was a senior in high school and this guy named barack obama decided to.
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
"american cancer society" Discussed on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
"Were like the fucking all just plucked off a tree anyway. I couldn't fathom that that was it but it was it and then they're gonna be thinking wait. A second could my anxiety be tied to something. I'm eating and so then i started cutting out anything processed because dude. I love my zero calorie drinks. Love them in a way. I can't even begin to tell you. But of course that comes with a lot of chemicals that i've never even heard of and i've heard of a lot of chemicals and in cutting all of that out the what my anxiety feels like to me now. I might still have thought about. Something's going wrong in the future and that will trigger that that feeling of like. Ooh something bad is coming. But it never escalates. Food is so important. And when i put my patients on elimination diet so we basically eliminate the bad things they get so much better and the nutritionists that work with us have more success stories than the psychiatrists used irritate. Me food matters what you put in your mouth. Your microbiome matters. We have these hundred trillion bugs in our gut and what we feed them. You know helps to grow the ones that make you happy where they helped to grow the ones make angry and sad It's just so important and our biggest blog last year Wrote one called. I told you so. And when i started with when i dated tanna she told me i will never tell you. I told you so. She lives like her favorite thing to say. And then i said but the american cancer society just came out and said shouldn't drink why it increases your risk of seven different kinds of cancer not to mention a prematurely here. We're giving that advice as i like. This one just doesn't land for me. It just doesn't seem possible that it would be essentially a health food. what about weed. Marijuana is in that very it's in. I published a study on thousand marijuana users. every are their brain is lower inactivity. Now does help some people like when my father and what. What does it actually help with. It helps increase appetite for some people. It can actually decrease seizure frequency it suppresses.
WBZ Afternoon News
Doctors Urge People To Keep Up With Their Routine Screenings
"About the consequences of Americans putting off doctor's appointments and early detection screenings because of covert 19 WBZ is Kim Tunnicliffe tells US a Boston based nonprofit is launching a public awareness campaign urging men to start going for their prostate cancer screenings again. The prostate Health Education Network believes a crisis is looming for African American men in the U. S. President Thomas Farrington is concerned. The pandemic has cause meant to put off their early detection screenings, he says. The American Cancer Society is estimating that new prostate cancer cases will increase by 30% this year in American Man of the highest isn't afraid so there's more than 70% high for all other bands and die at a rate of more than 120% higher with they expected estimated you increases we see a major crisis, the network is teaming up with politicians. Energy and doctors to speak out about the importance of scheduling those early detection screenings. Kim Tunnicliffe WBZ
Video games for good
"Listeners it's mike schneider and i'm brett molina and welcome back to talking tech. As with many other events canceled due to the covid nineteen pandemic. there is no south by south west festival in austin texas. This year. That is true. But there's a virtual south by southwest going on online through saturday march twentieth. And i got a chance to participate. Let me tell you a little bit about it. I've been scheduled to moderate a panel last year gaming for good but the festival got cancelled entirely when we knew there was going to be a virtual festival this year the company that sponsored the panel skills decided to go ahead and do it so we recorded our discussion over zoom in late february and it was really enlightening and very made me very hopeful about things. Here there's a story. On tech usa today dot com. You can read that if you want. If you really wanna watch the panel and do all the other fun things at south by southwest. Has you can still buy a ticket to the festival. There's a link in my story for that too. But here's the basics. I learned from from the panel. The panelists we had three of them. there's a program called gamers outreach that provides video game carts that means it has like a secure tv and a game console on. It's it's either hook to wireless or however they do in the hospital in two hundred thirty children's hospitals around the us the founder zach. Weigel began the program when he was a high schooler halo tournament. The got cancelled He'd organiz the tournament but public safety official voice concerns about the high school cafeteria being used for a hobby. That was quote corrupting the minds of america's youth in quote. The guy said so to show the gamers from it meant well the next year weigel try it again and raise money for a local children's hospital with that resulting tournament part of that he learned. The hospitals often have trouble keeping kids occupied when they're recovering from treatment in their rooms so that led him to begin having online fundraising to get these. You know cards game carts into hospitals all over the country if you wanna get involved gamers outreach as gamers forgiving event online this weekend and there's a lincoln my story or you can go to gamers forgiving dot org also this weekend skills which is spelled s. k. i. l. l. z has a gaming for good tournament to benefit the american red cross. You might have heard about skills. They they became a publicly traded company in december twenty twenty and last month. They signed a multi year deal with the national football league to create a mobile game in any sports community around the game. That's gonna come out later this year. Basically did a crowd source thing to get developer to find a way to create a cool game. Play on mobile devices Anyway what skills does they connect millions of players all over the world to compete on about five thousand mobile games including solitaire. Cube and blackout bingo. These these are on android devices and they've had passed charity online events. Where your entry fees to compete you know go towards Charities such as american cancer society world wildlife fund and the nwa. You can see information about this weekend's events in the app itself against s k i l l z and it's on ios and android or. You could find the lincoln my stories
WHAS 840 AM
"american cancer society" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Good news that we're hearing about. And that is the cancer rates of only down as well. Jim Ryan ABC News has some details. Force this morning, Jim. Good morning. Morning, Tony. Yeah, they are down cancer rates and not just by a little bit. There's those rates took the biggest single year decline on record between 2017 in 2018. That's the latest year that the American Cancer Society has statistics. They felt 2.5% during that period. There is hope that those numbers will continue to drop off, but Covered 19. It's certainly thrown a monkey wrench in in the entire process. A lot of people Tony are deciding to either Skip Port to T O postpone their normal annual checkups and in those checkups, often cancers are caught so Certainly everyone in the oncology world is urging people to go ahead and get those annual check up to make sure that you haven't took contracted or develop cancer in the time since you've been in quarantine. Okay, so it may be related to the fact that fewer Americans did go to their doctor because they were have covert concerns. Yeah, exactly because people have put off their doctor's appointments, the regular doctor doctor's appointments. There is concern about that. Even Dennis deployments, you know, because of concern of getting out there among people and sometimes doctors, or Dennis made also have strict requirements in place or new protocols that make it may be too inconvenient for people to make those appointments so But certainly those doctors want people to do that Want people to get out and get those checks. The been especially big strikes in one cancer, not only because of new treatments related to a lot of types of lung cancer, but also Because of a drop in the rate of smoking. When's the last time you were in public, Tony and you smelled cigarette smoke? You start looking around like who's smoking? Because it just doesn't happen so much anymore. Yeah, The only kind of smoke I smell is not related to tobacco. Sometimes when I've got to go, I know that smell from back in 1979. But other than that, I really don't But you know, there was a time especially amongst it seemed like people in just about every industry, including ours. Where was very common? That people would think cigarettes? I remember. You know what about my bosses saying Nobody smokes in the control room? Okay, Because you know, it comes up the equipment he gets, you know, because the bacteria tobacco juice winds up. Getting on? Yeah, electrical equipment. I guess you remember those days too, huh? It was funny, So it was always about the equipment. It wasn't necessarily about the personnel like, Remember, they hail on. If something caught complaining the controlling Heylen would come down. You had about 10 seconds to get out of the room because he was gonna pull the oxygen now. Yeah, good to see. But the people are in trouble, but they had the drop off in smoking or drop off in cancer rates. Really started taking off in about 1991, because that was really kind of a landmark here in the reduction of smoking. That's when you saw those statistics drop off dramatically fewer people taking up the habit, and those numbers have continued to fall off in more recent years. They don't but unfortunately being replaced in a lot of cases with some other bad habits that are causing some health issues. Yeah, we are seeing in particular with alcohol. There's news today out about alcohol off the rise and some cases.
US cancer deaths hit ‘single-year record drop,’ American Cancer Society says
"We have some promising news in the fight against cancer. Researchers now say they're seeing a record decline in cancer deaths here in the us. New data from the american cancer society shows between twenty seventeen and twenty eighteen. The death rate fell two point four percent. That's the biggest drop ever. So what's behind this. Well researchers say it's largely because fewer people are getting and dying from lung cancer since fewer people are smoking and beyond that the american cancer society says treatment for cancer in general is getting better. New drugs are improving survival. Rates plus radiation and surgery. Getting more and more precise. We also have better diagnosis these days.
Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network
US cancer deaths hit ‘single-year record drop,’ American Cancer Society says
"More strides in the fight against cancer. Researchers say from two thousand seventeen to twenty eighteen. The cancer death rate in the us fell by two point. Four percent which eclipses the record set the year before the american cancer society says longhand accounts for almost half of the overall decline in deaths over the past. Five years. part of the reason is that fewer people are smoking. there's also been medical. Advances like newer drugs and better screening. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the us after heart. Disease
WNYC 93.9 FM
"american cancer society" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Still, the annual incidence rate is about six per 100,000, United States, but they are deadly five year survival for gliomas only about 5%. So in the research, why did you choose to look for a connection between Toxoplasma Ghandi II and glioma? We look for the connection there because there's been some promising early research to suggest that there may be infectious causes of glioma. We almost one of those types of cancer where there isn't a whole lot known about what causes it yet. But there's a pretty compelling hypothesis that infections might be related. Toxoplasma God EI crosses the blood brain barrier so it can impact brain tissue, So we thought that it would be one that was worth investigating further. Tell us then how you investigated it. So we looked at two different groups. One was AH group from the American Cancer Society is Cancer Prevention to study and the other was from the Norwegian cancer registries. Yannis Bio Bank. In the American cancer study data. We had 37 cancer cases and 74 controls in the data from the Yetis Bio bank. There were 323 cases and 323 controls. All of those people were enrolled before they had developed cancer and we got a blood sample at the time they were enrolled to do this study. We went back and looked at the participants who have developed glioma. And match them to controls and then we did the blood analysis on them at that point. And so what did you find? We found that people who have had a past exposure to toxic plasma. Gagne are more likely to develop glioma because we have a small sample size. It was not a statistically significant result. But if it could be replicated in larger population will be a very exciting thing to find, as it would give us some Insight into a cancer whose causes a relatively unknown, okay, so more likely, But that doesn't suggest in any way that talks so plasma gone. The ID causes glioma in all situations. Right? Certainly It doesn't cause it in all situations. But what we found here is that it may increase the risk of developing glioma. If you want to find that talks so plasma Gandhi I causes glioma. What does that tell us specifically about the way in which cancer? In this instance, works in the body that it's an infection that can cause it. I think there would still be a lot of work to be done to define what the actual mechanism is there. But from a populated Ishan standpoint, what could be done is we could try to reduce people's exposure, which would then hopefully reduce the risk and decrease the numbers of glioma. But in terms of actually understanding what the mechanism is that would take further research Still, And is it the case that there are other cancers that can be linked to infections? This wouldn't be the only one Yes, There are other cancers linked to infection. The most common one is HPV, which is linked to cancer of the female genital system. So cervical cancer? Yes, correct. And so what are you hoping to do next? Then, in terms of trying to develop the conclusions from this study, we hope to replicate in larger population. Was James Hodge from the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia..
The Ultimate Health Podcast
Interview With Dr. Jason Fung
"Jason. Welcome back to the podcast. It's great to have you on paul. Thanks for having great to be here. We're gonna have a great discussion today. I really loved the new book. The cancer code. And i gotta admit when i dug into the book. It was really what i expected. I was thinking would be more along the lines of fasting. How that could help prevent maybe treat cancer given your background fasting but it was so much more than that. I mean that would have been a great book but this goes really deep into cancer and the evolution of our thinking of cancer over so many years so congrats. I really enjoyed this. Oh thank you very much. And i think that's sort of when i started looking at the issue of cancer. That was sort of how i got into it. Which is why you know most people. I would think think it's going to be about all about sort of fasting and nutrition and cancer but as done sort of deeper into the topic of cancer. There's just so much else going on because clearly cancer is a much more. Broad problem than just attrition because we know things like smoking for example has nothing to do with nutrition. What you eat if you smoke your risk of cancer just goes way way up saying with the best for example. You've exposed as fast as it doesn't really matter what you eat. You're you're great risk of developing a museum which is the type of lung cancer. So that's sort of while it was sort of how got into it as it developed as looking through it more became More and more the question which is never really answered. I think that is really important. Is the sort of how we think about what this problem really is. That is what is cancer. And that's i think one of the greatest remaining medical mysteries because most of these other diseases that we face we sort of know what's causing that. So even when we get a new virus like poof nineteen for example within a few months. We've got this virus like look you know it's still kicking our bod but we've sequenced. We figured it out. It's this is the virus. This is the sequence you know. The dna sequence. This is how it gets in. We've said okay it's the ace two receptors. You know you get at the site of storms. We know so much about it. Even within six months of this sort of brand new disease coming up which has greatest fascinating. Yeah something like hiv. For example it took us years to figure out the actual virus going from age hiv to sort of treatment whereas now you know thirty forty years down the line. We figured out what this virus looks like. We figured out know where detaches we figure so much. Stop so quickly but the problem is that with cancer. What is this disease. Such a strange disease because it's a common disease. It's the second biggest killer of americans yet. If you were to ask the question of what is this disease. People have no idea. Most experts have no idea like you ask the american cancer society and it says well. It's a disease of genetic mutations and that's not really correct because if it was simply a matter of genetics that is You know just bad luck genetically then. Why does environment play such a huge role in this genetic disease. That is if you have a disease. Such as cystic fibrosis sickle cell anemia. All these genetic diseases they passed on sort of mother to child or they have a significantly higher risk in we can identify the genes that are associated with it on the other hand. It doesn't matter if you're japanese if you're african if occasion If you smoke you're much more likely to get lung cancer. So it's not a genetic disease in that sense yet. People have been saying it's genetic disease donate disease and the problem with that. Is that if you don't understand what causes it. Your research sort of goes in the wrong direction that is looking for these genetic mutations and they progress in cancer has really slowed to a halt. Like if you think about how many genetic sort of tours for cancer we have. It's very very few the number of medications that makes a difference to cancer. You can count on one hand in most of those were developed in the early part of the sort of late nineties early two thousands rates with that was twenty years ago and whereas all these great genetic cures for cancer. We just don't see them in because it's not nearly a genetic disease and we have to sort of understand further and this is this is really an exploration of how the way we think about cancer has changed over the last little bit because there's been a huge paradigm shift from being a genetic disease tomorrow logical evolutionary disease which has huge implications for treatment.
The Nutrition Diva's Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well and Feeling Fabulous
Processed Meat: How Much Is too Much?
"Today we're talking about cross to meet. What exactly do we consider to be processed meats? What are the concerns with them? How much is too much you know virtually all of the healthy eating guidelines everything from the dietary guidelines for Americans to the recommendations put out by the World Health Organization the American Cancer Society, and the American heart. Association. They all include some sort of recommendation to limit your intake of cross meet. But there's a lot of confusion about what counts as processed meat. I mean Ham Bacon Pepperoni and hotdogs those are generally included in that category. But what about uncured bacon or hot dogs that have no nitrites added what about the sliced Turkey or roast beef from the Deli counter are they processed and what exactly is it about processed meat that makes it a potential problem? Is it just about the nitrites is sodium saturated fat all of the above. I think there's also some understandable confusion about what exactly it means to limit your consumption is one serving a week too much one serving a month is any amount safe? Kathleen Zalman is a registered. Dietitian who other things served for many years as the director of nutrition for the Website Web md she recently wrote a white paper for the North American. Meat Institute addressing some of these questions and concerns about processed meats, and then she sat down with me later to discuss this further. So I, what exactly is the definition of a processed meat? As Kathleen explains in her white paper minimally processed meat is the correct term for raw uncooked meat products that have been minimally altered such as grinding or cutting to create familiar cuts like strip steaks or pork chops. No additives or preservatives are used. It's simply processed from the whole animal into edible portions. You see in the grocery store and then she goes on to say further processed is the term used for meat and poultry that has been transformed through salting curing fermentation, smoking cooking battering breading, or the addition of ingredients to enhance flavor or improve preservation and safety examples include hotdogs, Ham sausages, corned beef lunch, meat, Bacon or beef Jerky as well as canned meat and meat based preparations. So you see the problem here, most of us would not call a piece of raw chicken or pork processed meat but in the meat industry, these are considered processed meats for that matter I think most of us would not put a can of tuna into the same category as hot dogs or corned beef, and yet in the meat industry these are all further processed meats. The way processed meat is defined in research studies is also fuzzy and very inconsistent, but it does a line more with the meat industry's definition of further processed. But nomenclature, aside, it's important to note that processing serves some useful functions such as inhibiting the growth of dangerous pathogens, increasing food safety and extending shelf life.
Beyond the Beltway
Colon cancer is on the rise among younger adults
"Cases of colon cancer The disease had killed actor Chadwick Boseman and Rectal cancer are on the rise in young adults. Colorectal cancer is the third deadliest cancer in the U. S. With cases among those under 50 climbing since the 19 nineties in 2017, more than 52,000 people died of colorectal cancer nationwide and a report in March by the American Cancer Society said Half of all new diagnoses are in people under the age of 67. Experts say obesity may be a contributing factor. But the new research doesn't specifically defined causes of increases or declines by age or ethnicity.
WBZ Morning News
What to Know About Colon Cancer
"Shock of her Chadwick Boseman is death is bringing urgent attention to the second deadliest cancer in the United States. According to the CDC. Both men was diagnosed in his late thirties, much younger than the age. Many doctors recommend for your first screening at the age of 50 2018, the American Cancer Society. Drop that number 2 45. Clearly the recommendations to even start at 45 are not sufficient because it wouldn't have caught patients like Chadwick Boseman. Dr Kim, being with Harvard Medical School points out that many young patients are getting colorectal cancer since they're not getting screen. Chadwick Boseman had been privately battling colon cancer since 2016.
The Erick Erickson Show
New cervical cancer screening guidelines released: What you need to know
"Individuals with a cervix. Are Now recommended to start cervical cancer screening at twenty five and continue through age sixty five with the primary human papillomavirus testing. Every five years as the preferred method of testing according to new guidelines released Thursday by the American cancer. Society. These cervical cancer screening recommendations say that HP testing in combination with a pep test also known as CO testing every five years or a PAP test alone every three years are still acceptable options as not all laboratories have transitioned to the primary. HP testing the updated guidelines appear in the ACS. Journal a Cancer Journal for
COVID-19: What You Need to Know
Coronavirus and Cancer Patients
"Jen. We've talked a lot about how the hospitals have been inundated with Kovic nineteen patients and so so many people across the country or having to postpone routine treatments among them cancer patients and survivors. We know I know how scary it is. Just to live with that diagnosis. But imagine doing that during these times. There is a huge impact every year in this country about one point. Eight million Americans are diagnosed with cancer. So that is a huge number of people. We also know that early. On in this pandemic the American Cancer Society put out a statement recommending that all routine cancer screenings be temporarily postponed. Which of course can trigger a lot of fear and anxiety for people and as a result of that we also know now that people who have already been diagnosed with cancer are now facing delays in their treatment. So it's a stressful time both medically and psychological. I mean for people who are fighting cancer. What can they expect to face right now? Well I think we have to understand that. There's a lot we still have to learn about. How cancer and Kovic nineteen or this corona virus indirect from already very limited published preliminary data. That comes out of China. It does appear that people with cancer face a higher risk of death than people without cancer. The risk was seven point six percent for people with cancer versus one point four percent of someone without any pre existing medical condition. We also think that if someone who is in the process of having treatment for cancer becomes sick with cove nineteen that we have to prioritize. And it's probably a better idea for the cancer treatment to be put on hold to just manage the corona virus or Cova Nineteen because cancer treatments can weaken the immune system in and of themselves. So we don't want to add salt to the wound. And what don't we know right now. About how covert one thousand nine affects cancer patients? There's still a lot to learn. Amy I mean first of all. We don't know how this pandemic will play out in terms of affecting new diagnosis of cancer in this country. We also don't know if the pandemic will have an effect on mortality rates or death rates either because of delay in treatment for people who already have cancer or because they're getting sicker with Cova one thousand nine and we also don't know how different types of cancer may interact with Kovic nineteen so for example. We don't know if someone battling breast cancer will fare differently with exposure or disease of corona virus versus someone. Let's say with colorectal cancer. There's still a lot of data that needs to be collected and then studied
Dishing Up Nutrition
The Link Between Obesity and Cancer
"Both cancer and obesity are serious health risks. Let's look at some data about the increased rate of obesity. The National Adult Great in two thousand sixteen was almost forty percent. This is even sadder that child obesity rate was just under twenty percent nationwide so obesity has increased by seventy percent over the past thirty years for adults and children by eighty. Five percents crazy. What does that mean in reality? It means four out of ten adults over. The age of twenty are considered obese. Carolyn O. That's just oh then the thought of that is just you know. Are we headed? Yeah where are we headed? And we see every day but You know it's really scary. So the American Cancer Society estimates that forty eight hundred new cancer cases are diagnosed each day each day. That's nearly five thousand cases daily so the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with cancer is slightly more than one out of three people. Wow how that's really scary. So researches found that about five percent of cancers in men and about eleven percent of cancers in women can be attributed to excess body weight however the connection between weight and cancer can be quite complicated so some studies suggest that on the risk for some cancers if he'd appear to be more for people who are overweight as a child or as a young adult so. I think this is really alarming because as you just said over the past thirty years the obesity rate for children has increased by eighty five percents. So where are we headed? Where and you know I love. I love where we're going in our society when it comes to decreasing fat shaming and decreasing The all of the the love your body as its as it is and I love that however we have to look a little deeper in. Are you putting your health at risk? Because that's really what's important here. Loving yourself is fantastic and But we WANNA look at. What is the risk factors attributed to obesity? And when I think back to my elementary school days it really was very rare to have more than Really one overweight child and class but today teachers tell us that many children need classroom are overweight or obese. And you have to ask. Does this mean as these children are aging that they're at a higher cancer? Risk It could go very high so that. That's the scary place. Yeah it really is so listeners. You might be wondering. So how does obesity actually cause cancer? So let me see if I can explain this a little bit so we all understand. The risk You are taking. If you're carrying extra body fat. You know many people who are overweight frequently. Stop looking in the mirror you know. That's not very comfortable right or they refused to be weighed or they you know they. They won't way themselves and they won't themselves at the doctors. I don't want that lecture Yeah No of course not or maybe. These people stop shopping for clothes until they lose some weight. A man like I hear that I'm not gonNA shop because I need to lose some weight and we've all exactly but do they lose the weight. Unfortunately that just doesn't happen and as Dietitians. We've heard it all right now but I don't think most people realize that extra body fat is really increasing. Their risk for cancer perhaps to really seriously Understand a about losing weight. Many people who are overweight or obese half to realize the results from these decades now of research it's involving millions of people and this research clearly shows the link between being overweight or being obese and getting cancer. So what I want you to realize. Is that being overweight or obese is much more serious than just how you look how you look in the Mirror. Of course of course once again How could be in a way cause cancer? Let's look at the biochemistry for better understanding our listeners. Fat Cells make extra hormones more growth factors and inflammation. And when you have extra fat is specially around the liver pancreas heart and kidneys the fact consistently sends out messages to the rest of your body.
Dishing Up Nutrition
The Link Between Obesity and Cancer
"I WANNA share an interesting fact from the American Cancer Society. Excess Body weight is linked to eight percent of all the cancers. The American Cancer Society reported that the link between obesity and cancer risk is clear actually excess body fat increases your risk for several types of cancers including colorectal cancer breast. Uterine kidney pancreatic at Safa. Gio Cancer's good morning listeners. I am Melanie Beasley a registered and licensed Dietitian and because I had breast cancer Several years ago. I'm always on the lookout for the latest research about cancer prevention and the
What A Day
Strides in lung cancer lead steep decline in U.S. death rates
"According to a new report from the American Cancer Society Cancer Death rate in the United States dropped two point two percent from twenty sixteen to twenty seventeen. That's the largest decline ever reported in the span of the year. which is great news for us so second circuit grim reaper? Akilah what does the research actually say about wide. Those rates are dropping so there are a few reasons for the drop but before we get into them. Let's let's talk about what that two point two percent number actually represents so what's really driving. This is lung cancer. Rates and skin cancer rates And that's where they've seen the most progress so a lot of that is due to change behaviors in the population's less smoking wearing sunscreen but also there are much better treatment treatment options than there have been previously. The report did also say though that progress has stalled on other types of cancers those cancers are prostate breast and colorectal rectal cancers experts blame sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy food which can lead to hormonal issues and inflammation but they also blamed geographic economic an racial disparities in access to care and exposure to environmental toxins. So you know lots of factors right and these numbers are kind of more reflective of lung and skin cancer rates declining client versus all cancer rates overall declining and statistically lung cancer kills more people than breast prostate colorectal and brain cancers combined. So why are people more likely to survive lung cancer now. Yeah I mean a big part of that answer is how doctors are treating cancer now so imaging. Technology has advanced to a point that doctors there's are now accurately assessing the stage of cancer and its prognosis. So you know there's not all this over treatment that might lead to side effects In recent years more doctors have turned to less invasive options for surgery which leads to better recovery times and outcomes and immunotherapy has become way more widely used since two thousand fifteen so therapy for those. Who Don't know is essentially when you know? There's something that stimulates your immune system to help you. Fight the disease in tumors The same can also be said about skin cancer and it's also really important to note though that even though there has been progress. The progress is uneven across the country so these cancer death rates still vary between states that promote preventative healthcare like vaccinations and those that tend not to so perfect perfect example from the New York Times You are probably more likely to cervical cancer in Arkansas than in Vermont because Arkansas hasn't widely adopted the HP vaccine ax seen as Vermont has done for the past decade. Okay Well now it's time to address the elephant in the room. That is We're we are a daily news podcasts. And other Daily News shows did a whole two part special teams juuling so if you smoking in vaping usage is up. Does that mean that this progress progress could be loss at some point so it is tough to say right now so scientists are still studying the effects of e cigarettes when used for long periods of time and there are are carcinogens and e cigarettes they just don't know yet what the full cancer risk is. Because it's a new thing but based on the report the decline in deaths from lung cancer can can be attributed both to people quitting smoking and advances in treatment so if juuling leads to cigarette smoking then yeah we could zero versatile in this downward trend of lung cancer it would be bat. Yeah but one thing that is conclusive is that access to treatment and vaccines and advocating for equal treatment across socioeconomic and racial lines will in the long run ensure less people die from cancer.
WBZ Midday News
U.S. cancer death rate sees largest yearly drop
"Seven some good news now from researchers over at the American cancer society a new report says that between twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen the U. S. saw the largest ever one year decline in the rate of cancer deaths overall cancer death rate has been falling since nineteen ninety one usually drops about one point five percent each year but the drop between twenty sixteen and twenty seventeen was two point two percent the largest in national statistics going back to nineteen thirty experts mostly credit this decline to refinements in surgery and better diagnostic