Posts Categorized: Cancer

Understanding brain tumors

Brain tumors can affect all ages, genders and ethnicities, and over 700,000 Americans are currently living with a brain tumor. What are brain tumors? A tumor is a growing mass of abnormal cells. Primary brain tumors begin in a patient’s brain while secondary, or metastatic, brain tumors spread from another cancerous part of the body….
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Colonoscopies can’t wait

When was the last time you saw your dentist or even primary care physician? Millions of patients nationwide have put off key screenings and preventative care appointments over the past year due to COVID-19. Your health is important and taking time to check-in with your body can assist in the early detection of a variety…
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Check on your colon

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States for both men and women combined. This year, approximately 140,000 new cases of CRC will be diagnosed, and 56,000 people will die from the disease. Regular screening is essential and is beneficial for two main reasons: colorectal cancer is preventable…
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Early Age Onset (EAO) colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer starts in your colon or rectum. Often, colon and rectal cancer are grouped together because they have many of the same signs, symptoms and treatments offered. Most colorectal cancer starts as a growth on the inner lining of the colon or rectum in the form of a polyp. As it grows, it can…
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Understanding pancreatic cancer

It’s estimated, more than 47,000 people in the United States will die of pancreatic cancer this year. U.S. Representative John Lewis, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and beloved game show host Alex Trebek all died of the disease in 2020. According to the American Cancer Society, pancreatic cancer accounts for about 3% of all…
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