Posts Categorized: Cancer

Freckle in the eye

Just like in the skin, you can get a freckle (nevus) in the eye also. Most freckles are benign, though they need to be watched as they have a small chance of conversion to melanoma (cancer). The freckle can be in the white part of the eye (conjunctiva), the colored part of the eye (iris)…
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Don’t get burned: What you need to know about melanoma

Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer, and the leading cause of death from skin disease. The American Cancer Society estimates 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed in 2015, and 9,940 people are expected to die of melanoma. Melanoma is caused by changes in cells called melanocytes, which produce melanin, the skin pigment…
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Preventing cervical cancer

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 12,000 women each year are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Early prevention is the key, that’s why regular Pap tests are important, as well as talking to your doctor about the HPV vaccine. To learn more about preventing cervical cancer,…
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Hope comes in all colors, especially pink!

An external badge of womanhood, breasts symbolize femininity, nurturance and love. They have been written about for centuries by poets and authors, painted and photographed, and revered in films and music for decades. And yet, they also can bring devastating news to thousands of women every year when they hear the words, “You have breast…
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