Cancer Now No. 1 Killer In Minnesota, Ahead Of Heart DiseaseCancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.
New Guidelines Raise Age For Women To Begin Regular MammogramsNew guidelines say women should start getting mammograms at age 45, not 40. The organization also says it's OK to skip routine manual breast checks by doctors.
Thousands Turn Out For Walk Against Breast CancerThe "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" around Lake Nokomis was Saturday. The walk raises awareness about the disease and funds for research.
Best Ways To Get Involved With Breast Cancer Awareness Month In MinnesotaOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Making strides against breast cancer starts with one small step.
Good Question: Why Are Some Cancers More Deadly Than Others?Why are some forms of cancer so much more deadly than others? Good Question.
American Cancer Society Young Professionals Host 70s-Themed BenefitWarm up on this cold winter night with a trip to Studio 54! The American Cancer Society Young Professionals are at it again, hoping to knock out cancer by raising money and awareness.
Minnesotan To Meet: Mary Leisses & Her Pink FlamingosAfter being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, a Minnesota woman decided to support cancer charities and raise awareness – with a flock of pink flamingos. Mary Leisses ask friends and colleagues for $10. If they gave it to her, a pink flamingo would go in the yard and the donation would go to the American Cancer Society. Last year there were 380. This year, she wants 400.
Study Prompts Colon Cancer Screening Push The American Cancer Society is launching a national initiative to try to get more people screened for colon cancer.
Study: Still A Clear Benefit To MammographyThe nation's top breast cancer experts are meeting this week in Texas. They're revealing the findings of the latest research and advances in treatment. There's been a lot of recent studies with varying results on the benefits of mammography.
MNsure Outreach Forum Set For Minneapolis The Oct. 1 open enrollment date is fast approaching for MNsure, the state's new online health insurance marketplace. With that in mind, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network has organized a public forum for Thursday for so people can learn about how MNsure is planning to conduct outreach, especially to communities with the highest rates of health disparities and uninsured people.
Hundreds Of Minnesotans Take Part In Nationwide Cancer StudyNearly 1,000 people around the Twin Cities have signed up to take part in a nationwide cancer prevention study. In the next week, hundreds more will enroll.
New Research, Task Force Differ Over Mammogram AgeNew research shows younger women are still getting mammograms even though a federal task force recommends differently.