A fact sheet that answers questions about the health effects of smoking “low-tar,” “mild,” or “light” cigarettes.
A fact sheet about cancer risks associated with accidents at nuclear power plants. Includes information for cancer patients who live in an area that may be affected by a nuclear power plant accident. Also contains links to information about NCI-supported research on ionizing radiation and cancer risk.
A fact sheet that reviews research about a possible connection between acrylamide and cancer risk. Acrylamide is a chemical that has been found in certain foods, with especially high levels in potato chips, French fries, and other foods produced by high-temperature cooking.
A fact sheet about the Agricultural Heath Study, begun in1993 by scientists from the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A fact sheet that summarizes the evidence linking alcohol consumption to the risk of various cancers. Includes information about factors that affect the risk of alcohol-associated cancers, such as a person’s genes and tobacco use.
A fact sheet describing studies on whether there is a link between underarm antiperspirants or deodorants and breast cancer.
A fact sheet that reviews research studies on the possible connection between artificial sweeteners and cancer.
A fact sheet about asbestos, asbestos-related diseases, and who to contact for more information.
A fact sheet about ataxia telangiectasia (A-T), a rare, recessive genetic disorder of childhood that occurs in between one out of 40,000 and one out of 100,000 persons worldwide.
A fact sheet about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, how BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations (changes) affect a person’s risk of cancer, genetic testing for cancer risk, interpreting test results, and the benefits and risks of genetic testing.
A fact sheet that provides statistics about a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer and information about breast cancer risk factors.
A fact sheet that describes what constitutes a cancer cluster, the process for reporting and investigating suspected clusters, and the challenges in investigating suspected clusters.
A fact sheet that outlines the available evidence regarding use of cellular/mobile telephones and cancer risk.
A fact sheet that explains how certain chemicals are formed in meat that is cooked using high-temperature methods, such as pan frying or grilling, and describes the results of research on the relationship between consumption of these chemicals and cancer risk.
A fact sheet about the health risks associated with cigar smoking.
A fact sheet about moles and how some moles may be related to melanoma, which is the most serious type of skin cancer. The fact sheet includes photos of differences between moles and cancer, and discusses risk factors for melanoma.
A fact sheet about DES (a synthetic form of estrogen) and the health problems of children who were exposed to DES while in the womb.
A fact sheet about research on electric and magnetic fields and studies examining their potential connection with cancer.
A fact sheet that reviews research about the possibility of a connection between fluoridated water and cancer.
A fact sheet that discusses formaldehyde and its possible association with cancer. Includes resources for more information.
A fact sheet about genetic testing for inherited cancer risk, including types of tests, who should consider testing, how to understand test results, and who has access to a person’s test results. Also contains information about at-home, or direct-to-consumer, genetic tests.
A fact sheet that reviews research about the possibility of a connection between personal hair dye use and cancer.
A fact sheet that lists some of the cancer-causing chemicals in tobacco smoke and describes the health problems caused by cigarette smoking and the benefits of quitting.
A fact sheet about the relationship between H. pylori infection and gastric cancer, gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma, and other cancers.
A fact sheet that describes the increased risk of certain types of cancer by people infected with HIV. These cancers include Kaposi sarcoma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers of the anus, cervix, liver, and lung. Also describes what people with HIV infection can do to lower their risk of cancer or find cancer early.
A fact sheet about the link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and cancer.
A fact sheet about the results of research on menopausal hormone therapy. Includes information about the effect of menopausal hormone therapy on the body. Also outlines the benefits and risks of using menopausal hormones.
A fact sheet that summarizes the evidence linking overweight and obesity to the risk of various cancers and to cancer survivorship.
A fact sheet about research on the association of oral contraceptive use with risk of various cancers.
A fact sheet that describes the effects of stress on the body, the results of research on the relationship between stress and cancer, and information about coping with stress.
A fact sheet about radon, an odorless radioactive gas, and its possible association with cancer, and how to test for radon in the home.
A fact sheet that describes what is known about the relationship between pregnancy, miscarriage, abortion, fertility treatment, and the risks of breast, ovarian, and endometrial cancers.
A fact sheet that summarizes the studies on the health effects of exposure to environmental (secondhand) tobacco smoke.
A fact sheet about the health risks associated with the use of smokeless tobacco.