At least 42 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in the United States are potentially avoidable, according to a recent American Cancer Society report, and that holds especially true for the many types of skin cancers.
Support for the Affordable Care Act remains strong in New Jersey despite attempts at dismantling the federal health care law in Washington, D.C., according to a recent poll.
Joanna Dranikoff never got a chance to qualify for routine colon cancer screenings, because she didn’t live long enough to make it to that point.
Barbara Merrifield filled a plastic syringe with marijuana oil, golden in color, and squeezed it into some muffin batter she whipped up in a basement studio at her home in Somers Point.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Lisa Jackson is praying for a miracle.
Members of Congress are pushing for more research into lung cancer and preventative services, with a new study looking at the disease in women.
Increased state funding and a must-be-21 sale law have improved New Jersey’s standing, according to the American Lung Association’s newest State of Tobacco Control report.
When Jacquelyn Nixon was diagnosed with lung cancer, it came with shock and confusion.
Future cancer patients in South Jersey won’t have to go farther than Voorhees Township, Camden County, to get a type of pioneering radiation treatment called proton therapy.
South Jersey is ditching the razors and shaving cream this month to raise money for cancer awareness and treatment.
Doctors told Sean Carey he might not be able to walk normally again with his right leg. They said that he might need a special shoe to do so. And they said after surviving a rare type of bone cancer, it was unlikely he would ever play football as a kicker again.
Instead of people leaving her life after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Dawn Comeaux’s family doubled in size.
Researchers at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey are part of a new multimillion-dollar project looking at new drugs and genetic links to tumor development.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — If you or someone you know is interested in learning about products and services for disabilities, there’s one place next week that will showcase it all.
A new report shows invasive cancer diagnoses in New Jersey are on the decline, which may be significant for a state with some of the highest cancer rates in the nation.
Atlantic County will host several free men’s health clinics with screenings, testing and exams to encourage early detection and treatment of preventable health problems among men.
A new report finds New Jersey can do a better job at cancer-prevention efforts, especially as the state has one of the highest overall cancer rates in the country.
While the future of a health care overhaul is now uncertain in the hands of the U.S. Senate, one thing is certain: Conservatives want to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.
SOMERS POINT — If Eileen Konieczny knew 20 years ago what she knows now about marijuana’s benefits for cancer patients, she would have made sure her mother, dying of pancreatic cancer, got some even when it was illegal in New Jersey, she said.
Deb Mento started to experience health issues that she couldn’t fully explain or trace to a certain cause.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Melissa Marshall has sung the 1978 disco anthem “I Will Survive” to entertain people as a vocalist performing in Atlantic City.
Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and, at the same time, the nation’s second-leading cause of cancer deaths. While the cancer can affect both men and women, men have an increased incidence of colorectal cancer and are more likely to develop it at an earlier age and die…
The American Lung Association will release its annual State of Tobacco Control report Wednesday, and if history repeats itself, New Jersey will not have improved much from last year.
Do you care about thyroid and cervical health, blood donation, radon levels and the dangers of stalking?
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A former Little Egg Harbor Township teacher and graduate of Stockton University is getting closer to helping more people with lymphedema across the United States.
State lawmakers made some of their last actions and statements of the year this week on health policies and legislation in New Jersey.