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Blood Test May Spot Colon Cancer

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Blood Test May Spot Colon Cancer

Currently in the U.S., colorectal cancer (a term that applies to both colon and rectal cancer) ranks as the third most commonly diagnosed form of the disease in both men and women. In 2013 alone, the American Cancer Society estimates that 102,000  new cases of colon cancer will be diagnosed, while 40,000 new patients will…

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Living With Cancer

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Living With Cancer

Cancer is a disease that does not discriminate. It can affect anyone at any time regardless of age, race or ethnicity. Learning that you or someone you know and love has been diagnosed with a form of the disease can be devastating. However, it does not mean that life needs to stop! You can keep…

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Despite the Danger, Many Still Ignore the Risk of Skin Cancer

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Despite the Danger, Many Still Ignore the Risk of Skin Cancer

Despite what many may assume, skin cancer ranks as the most common form of the disease in the U.S., as over two million people receive a skin cancer diagnosis annually. In fact each year more new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed than cases of colon, lung, prostate, and breast cancer combined. Over the last…

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Are Regular Mammograms Helpful In Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

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Are Regular Mammograms Helpful In Breast Cancer Diagnosis?

In recent years there has been an increase in incidence of women suffering from breast cancer. It is one of the largest causes of death amongst women. This has caused women to undertake regular check-ups in order to detect the cancer early in its starting stage. Women over 40 are advised to take yearly mammograms…

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Study Finds Health Risks of Smoking Same for Men and Women

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Study Finds Health Risks of Smoking Same for Men and Women

Maintaining a smoking habit means placing your long-term health at serious risk regardless if you’re a male or female, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. According to the findings of the study, women who smoke have just as high a risk of dying from lung cancer and other…

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Make this the Holiday Season We Say No to Cancer

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Make this the Holiday Season We Say No to Cancer

Do you have your awareness pins ready? Anyone who has lost loved one knows that the holiday season can be a particularly tough time. Among the many diseases and illnesses out there, cancer is certainly one of the deadliest. The CDC lists cancer as the second deadliest cause of death with nearly 600,000 in the…

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Surgery Not Always the Best Option for Men with Prostate Cancer

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Surgery Not Always the Best Option for Men with Prostate Cancer

Each year in the U.S., approximately 241,000 men will receive a prostate cancer diagnosis, and one out of every six men will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives, according to statistics compiled by the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer mainly afflicts the country’s senior population, as nearly two thirds of…

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