Posts Tagged: cancer

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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Help bring awareness to childhood cancers

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Across the country, families, caregivers, charities and researchers observe this month to raise awareness of the approximately 15,000 children under the age of 15 who develop cancer each year in the United States.       Childhood cancers often fall into the following categories: Leukemia (a cancer of the…
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Knowledge is key when it comes to ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer affects one in 70 women in the general population. Symptoms of ovarian cancer unfortunately are very vague and can include bloating, nausea, feeling full after only eating a small amount, abdominal pain, and change in bowel or bladder function. In fact, these symptoms are more likely to be other medical issues such as…
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Preventing cervical cancer

How much do you know about cervical cancer? Cervical cancer is a preventable disease, it is the second most common type of cancer for women worldwide. “This year more than 12,000 American women will be diagnosed and nearly 4,000 will die from an advanced form of the disease. When cervical cancer is found early, however, it is…
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The test we love to hate

When your doctor first suggested a colonoscopy, did you grimace? You’re not alone. Studies show it often takes people several years to actually get a colonoscopy even after being urged by family, friends and doctors to have one! Talking about bowel health and thinking about a colonoscopy makes many of us squeamish, but it’s extremely important….
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