When it comes to cancer types that disproportionately affect women, breast cancer gets a lot of buzz. And by all means, continue your regular self-exams and mammograms, please! Still, it’s important to tune in to the signs of ovarian cancer, too.
If you smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol daily, you may want to consider letting your tea cool before you enjoy it. Drinking tea while it's too hot could increase your risk of esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. In the study, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, drinking "hot" or "burning hot" tea was associated with a two- to fivefold increase in esophageal cancer, but only in people who also smoked or drank alcohol.