Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

October 23, 2017

November is pancreatic cancer awareness month and with it comes the opportunity to discuss symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is life threatening because the early stages of the cancer usually produce no signs or symptoms. Once symptoms do present themselves, in many cases the cancer has already spread to areas outside of the pancreas....

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

October 17, 2017

October is breast cancer awareness month and the perfect time to learn more about risk factors for breast cancer, the cancer that affects so many women in the United States. Each year, it is estimated that 190,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer, which equates to 1 in 8 women falling victim to breast cancer...

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Breast Cancer Treatment Options

October 4, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the United States, it is estimated that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in their lifetime, an alarming statistic. If you have recently been diagnosed, the first step is meeting with your oncologist to discuss your breast cancer treatment options and create a treatment...

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Cancer Awareness by Month and Ribbon

September 26, 2017

Each month represents awareness for a different type of cancer. Additionally, each cancer has a corresponding colored ribbon to identify the cancer. With so many different cancers, it can be difficult to remember what each month and each color signifies. Below you will find a link to helpful chart that identifies cancer by month as...

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Genetic Testing for Cancer

September 1, 2017

If you could determine your likelihood for developing cancer, would you? Today, you can undergo genetic testing for cancer. These tests are meant to help estimate your chance of developing specific cancers during your lifetime by identifying specific mutations in your genes. Although these tests are unable to determine if you will in fact develop...

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Risk Factors For Lung Cancer

August 18, 2017

It is no secret that smoking is bad for your lungs and may increase your risk of developing certain cancers, such as lung cancer. However, there are other risk factors for lung cancer which may put you at higher risk for developing this type of cancer down the road. These risk factors include: Cigarettes: You...

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Testicular Cancer: How To Complete a Self-Exam

July 29, 2017

Much like women are suggested to complete home breast exams on a regular basis, it is suggested that men complete regular self-exams to check for testicular cancer as well. In fact, monthly self-exams of the testicles are important for helping familiarize yourself with what your normal testicles feel like. This will prove useful should an...

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Home Breast Cancer Detection

July 17, 2017

As with most cancers, early detection of breast cancer can save your life. That is why it is recommended to perform home breast exams on a regular basis to check for any abnormalities or signs that something might be amiss. Below are the steps to completing an at home breast exam. Step 1: The first...

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6 Tips to Help You Through Chemotherapy Treatment

June 23, 2017

Cancer is a scary word. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, emotions run high with stress, anxiety, and fear leading the pack. Then, when the oncologist mentions chemotherapy treatment, the fear seems to heighten. The word chemotherapy alone tends to frighten patients. Is it the fear of the unknown that is so terrifying? Or...

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