Posts Categorized: Cancer

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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Have another cup of coffee!

Today is National Coffee Day! The advantages of coffee have long been researched. As you appreciate your cup of joe, delight in these added benefits: A study presented in April 2014 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Cancer Researchers, suggested that people who drank at least a cup of coffee a day…
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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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