Men’s Health Week: The Importance of Cancer Screening

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During Men’s Health Week, it is important to educate yourself and the men in your life on the proactive steps you can take to keeping your body healthy. Cancer screening is a crucial part of maintaining your body’s health. Regular screenings can detect cancer at early stages which, in turn, may make it easier to … Continued

Cervical Cancer & HPV: Screenings and Vaccines

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month as well as HPV Awareness Month, which is no coincidence. Cervical cancer is a slow developing form of cancer in the cervical tissue. Specific types of human papillomavirus (HPV) that are transmitted through sexual contact are the cause of almost all cervical cancers. HPV is more common than people … Continued

Signs, Symptoms and Screenings for Ovarian Cancer

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Ovarian cancer, together with cancers of the fallopian tubes and primary peritoneum, is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women in the U.S. These cancers are often not diagnosed until they are advanced, due to the fact that symptoms typically do not present until the disease has progressed. Ovarian epithelial cancer, the most … Continued

Signs, Symptoms and Screenings for Bladder Cancer

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Each year in the United States, more than 52,000 men and 18,000 women — most over 70 years old — are diagnosed with bladder cancer. It’s estimated that in 2015, there will be 74,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in the United States, representing 4.5 percent of all new cancer cases. According to SEER … Continued

Lung Cancer Screenings and Risk Factors

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States. It is estimated that approximately 6.6 percent of men and women will be diagnosed with lung or bronchus cancer at some point during their lifetime. Both non-small cell and small cell lung cancer share several risk factors. It is especially important to … Continued