National Nutrition Month

We have all heard it before, “You are what you eat.”  Nourishing your body through any journey is essential. According to the CDC, fewer than 1 in 10 American adults and adolescents eat enough fruit and vegetables. An unhealthy diet can lead to increased...

Cancer Prevention Month

You’ve probably heard in a hundred times, early detection saves lives! We know it works for breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer. Science has proven lung cancer screening saves lives, too. But what does that actually mean? Early detection saves lives...

Testing homes for radon gas now more important than ever

State program urges home testing during Radon Action Month PORTLAND, Ore.—Oregon Health Authority is recognizing Radon Action Month during January by encouraging people in the state to test their homes for radon, an odorless, tasteless and invisible gas that is the...

Cancer Facts & Figures 2022

How Much Progress Has Been Made Against Cancer?Substantial progress has been made against cancer in recent decades. The best measure of this progress is cancer death rates (also referred to as mortality rates) because they are less affected by changes in detection...

Cancer Facts & Figures 2021

Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. If thespread is not controlled, it can result in death. Although the reason why the disease develops remains unknownfor many cancers, particularly those that occur...