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23 09, 2023

New Research Links PFAS to Higher Cancer Rates

By |2023-09-23T12:39:37-04:00September 23rd, 2023|Less Cancer|

New data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that PFAS increases the risk of certain cancers, primarily linked to hormone-related cancers. Despite decades of information that suggests an increased risk of cancer and other diseases, many forms of PFAS continue to be used in thousands of consumer products. PFAS and Phenols Another

16 09, 2023

How AI Will Improve Cancer Screenings – One Day

By |2023-09-16T15:11:07-04:00September 16th, 2023|Less Cancer|

Cancer screenings and testing are really determined by data. Reams of data. Unbelievably large mountains of data. And few technologies can sort through such substantial quantities of data like artificial intelligence. Microsoft is partnering with a pathology company, Paige, to create a massive image-based AI model focused on identifying different types of cancer. The model

1 09, 2023

Vitamin C, E May Accelerate Cancer Growth in Lab Tests

By |2023-09-01T13:02:06-04:00September 1st, 2023|Less Cancer|

Millions of Americans take antioxidant supplements every day, including vitamins C and E. These supplements are often taken in the form of pills or powders, usually containing 100% or more of the daily recommended amounts. Researchers have found that regular vitamin supplementation with C and E may increase the formulation of blood vessels within lung

25 03, 2023

Setting Up Your Less Cancer Hike and Bike America Team

By |2023-04-24T19:01:03-04:00March 25th, 2023|Cancer Prevention, Less Cancer|

We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who makes an annual commitment to the Less Cancer Hike and Bike America. It’s our most important fundraiser of the year, but it’s also a chance to introduce like-minded individuals and families to the cause. We want you. And your friends! Start Your Ride or Hike Today Organizing your

18 12, 2022

Kidney Cancer: An Overview of Symptoms, Treatments, and Prognoses

By |2022-12-18T13:21:28-05:00December 18th, 2022|Cancer, Less Cancer|

Kidney cancer, also referred to as renal cancer, impacts kidney function and presents painful symptoms.  It is one of the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Kidney cancer is more common in adults over the age of 50, and it can spread to other parts of the body if left untreated. Knowing

27 11, 2022

What Is The Sugar and Cancer Connection?

By |2022-11-27T06:09:37-05:00November 27th, 2022|Cancer, Less Cancer|

There’s little argument for sugar as a health food, but there’s a lot more to the story. Despite a common sugar and cancer myth, there’s relatively little evidence that sugar causes cancer. While not a recommended part of a healthy diet, there’s almost no evidence showing that cancer patients who eat sugar have worse

30 10, 2022

Cape Fear PFAS Study Finds Chemical in Nearly All Participants

By |2022-10-30T11:04:16-04:00October 30th, 2022|Environment, EPA, Less Cancer, PFAS|

A Northern Carolina State University study found that nearly every one of 1,500 blood samples in the Cape Fear River Basin had elevated levels of PFAS. The study, one of the largest ever conducted, reportedly scared residents and is expected to result in further mitigation. Cape Fear PFAS Plume: A Legacy of Contamination Study participants’

16 10, 2022

Deli Meat and Cancer: What’s the Link?

By |2022-10-16T13:56:26-04:00October 16th, 2022|Less Cancer|

Diet plays a critical role in almost every aspect of your overall health. From cardiovascular disease to obesity, we truly are what we eat. More recent research has strengthened the link between certain types of food and specific types of cancer. For almost a decade, studies have repeatedly shown that processed deli meats are

13 08, 2022

Safe Sunscreen: Ingredients To Watch For

By |2022-08-13T05:52:53-04:00August 13th, 2022|Less Cancer, Melanoma|

You aren't wrong; it can be tough to feel confident you're using a safe sunscreen. The Banana Boat recall of July 2022 is yet another reminder of the delicate balance between sun protection and a very different kind of exposure risk.  The voluntary recall, which specified trace amounts of the carcinogen benzene, was focused on

16 06, 2022

EPA Sets New Health Advisory Levels On Two PFAS Chemicals

By |2022-06-16T06:38:08-04:00June 16th, 2022|Journal, Less Cancer|

It’s a start. On June 15, the EPA announced adjustments to its acceptable limits of two specific PFAS and first-time guidances of four others, but hundreds remain largely unaddressed. The announcement focused on two PFAS that are primarily found in contaminated drinking water. perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) saw their “acceptable” health

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