Cancer Information Highlights, February 28, 2017

National Cancer Institute

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Cancer Information Highlights
From the National Cancer Institute
Updating you about cancer causes, prevention, screening, treatment, coping, and more
New from NCI
Facebook Live Event: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month 
March Facebook Live Event  

On March 7 from 1:30-2:00 p.m. ET, join colorectal cancer experts Dr. LeeAnn Bailey of NCI and Dr. James Zabora and Theron Scott of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center as they discuss colorectal cancer prevention and screening.

Aspirin to Reduce Cancer Risk 
aspirin   Millions of U.S. adults take aspirin to reduce their risk of heart attack or stroke. But studies over the last two decades have suggested that regular aspirin use may also decrease the risk of developing or dying from some types of cancer. Learn how researchers are investigating how aspirin works against cancer.

U.S. Cancer Mortality Rates Falling, But Some Regions Left Behind

A study of nationwide mortality data found that cancer deaths in the United States dropped between 1980 and 2014. However, deaths from cancer are still high in some areas and 160 counties had a substantial increase in cancer deaths during that time period.

Video—Metastasis: How Cancer Spreads

This animation shows how cancer cells travel from the place in the body where they first formed to other parts of the body. Watch the video and learn more on our Metastatic Cancer page.

PDQ Summary Updates

Childhood Astrocytomas Treatment

Our PDQ summary on childhood astrocytomas has had a major revision. It includes updated information on factors that affect prognosis and treatment, descriptions and examples of low-grade and high-grade tumors, different treatment options, and the treatments used for newly diagnosed and recurrent low-grade and high-grade tumors.

Childhood Soft Tissue Sarcoma Treatment

We’ve updated our PDQ summary on childhood soft tissue sarcoma with a complete revision of the section that describes the stages of this disease.

Also of Interest

Tests to Detect Colorectal Cancer and Polyps

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to learn how colon and rectal cancers can be found early, when they are most treatable. This page covers the different tests that are available, how to decide which test is right for you, and when you should start being screened.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Learn about factors that increase your risk for developing colon and rectal cancers, as well as those that can lower your risk.

Day-to-Day Life for People with Cancer

Making decisions about how to live your life is especially important for people with cancer. This page links to strategies for managing day-to-day life with cancer, faith and spirituality, and going back to work.