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We know how to save lives – with the proven tobacco control policies called for in ‘State of Tobacco Control' - Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association
American Lung Association's 'State of Tobacco Control' Report Finds States, Federal Government Failed to Act to Prevent, Reduce Tobacco Use
American Lung Association

2021

Bankhead, Charles. "USPSTF Expands Lung Cancer Screening Criteria." MedPage Today, March 9, 2021.

— Lower age for starting, new definition of 'heavy smoker' double eligibility for screening

L. Bailey and K. Mason. "Report on the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Smoking Cessation." North American Quitline Consortium, March 1, 2021.

In 2020 calls to the state quitlines decreased by nearly 30% compared to 2019. The 2020 call volume was the lowest since 2007. 

Reports of swollen underarm lymph nodes after vaccination prompts experts to issue new mammography screening recommendations

Scherer, Liz. "The COVID-19 Vaccines and Cancer: What You Need to Know." Everyday Health, February 18, 2021.

Is it safe? Will you have a reaction? Will you develop antibodies if you’re immunosuppressed? We have the answers.

Migala, Jessica. "5 Early Signs of Lung Cancer." Everyday Health, February 18, 2021.

Dustin Diamond's death put a spotlight on an uncomfortable truth: Lung cancer is on the rise in never-smokers. Do you know how to spot the symptoms?

Rauf, Don. "The Latest Intel on Face Masks and the Coronavirus." Everyday Health, February 18, 2021.

Are you clear about what you should and shouldn’t be doing when it comes to wearing face masks during the pandemic? Here’s a look at the latest science on double masking, best and worst mask types, and more.

Swift, Diana. "More Support for Diet to Prevent Colorectal Cancer." MedPage Today, February 16, 2021.

— Umbrella review offers "convincing evidence" for ties between lower CRC risk and certain foods

NCI Staff. "Coronavirus Vaccines and People with Cancer: A Q&A with Dr. Steven Pergam." National Cancer Institute, February 10, 2021.

Many people being treated for cancer are asking whether they should get one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Steven Pergam, M.D., of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, was a co-leader of a committee formed by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) that recently released recommendations on COVID-19 vaccination in cancer patients. In this Q&A, Dr. Pergam discusses some of the questions people with cancer and cancer survivors have about these vaccines.

Millard, Elizabeth. "How to Cope With Work-From-Home Burnout." Everyday Health, January 27, 2021.

Unfortunately, the end of the year doesn’t mean the pandemic-fueled work situation is over. Already burned out? Here are some tips to help you cope.

Sood, Amit, MD. "Your 10-Point Self-Care Plan for Boosting Resilience This COVID-19 Winter." Everyday Health, January 26, 2021.

Even Amit Sood, MD, one of the leading experts in combatting chronic stress and building resilience, realized he had to up his well-being routine in the face of winter’s seasonal darkness and a still rampaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Consider which ones you might be able to incorporate into your everyday routine to build resilience and enhance your health and well-being. Let these self-care practices inspire you to learn about other evidence-based strategies you might be able to add to your resilience toolkit.

NCI Staff. "Obesity May Help Tumors Survive and Grow, Mouse Study Suggests." Cancer Currents Blog, January 22, 2021.

Obesity alters many processes in the body, from how sugar is used to how the heart functions. It can also change the relationship between cancer cells and nearby immune cells in ways that help tumors survive and grow, according to a new study conducted largely in mice. 

2020

Miller, Elizabeth. "How to Not Let Pandemic Fatigue Turn Into Pandemic Burnout." Everyday Health, November 9, 2020.

As the COVID-19 health crisis drags on (and on and on), lack of an endpoint is causing frayed nerves and heightened frustration. Here are strategies that can help.

"Costs of Cancer Executive Summary." American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 2020.

Cancer is a leading cause of death and disease in the U.S. The American Cancer Society estimates that roughly 1.8 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020 and more than 16.9 million Americans living today have a cancer history.1 Not only does cancer take an enormous toll on the health of patients and survivors – it also has a tremendous financial impact.

"Large Study Confirms that HPV Vaccine Prevents Cervical Cancer." National Cancer Institute, October 15, 2020.

In what many global health leaders are calling a milestone study, researchers in Sweden have confirmed that widespread use of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine dramatically reduces the number of women who will develop cervical cancer.

Migala,Jessica. "A Cancer Expert Shares What He Eats in a Day." Everyday Health, October 6, 2020.

A prestigious Harvard-trained doctor and scientist who specializes in cancer prevention reveals his go-to snack, what he orders when dining out, and what he’ll never eat again.

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