Posts Tagged: cancer

Men’s health: What is a prostate?

What is a prostate? The prostate is a gland that makes up part of the male reproductive system that provides fluid to help carry the sperm. It is almost the size of a walnut and is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The size of your prostate can increase as you…
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The best time to get screened

Age is but a number, especially when it comes to screening. Even if you are healthy, you still need regular health screenings completed by your health care provider. Screenings can help detect diseases and conditions early so that you and your care team have a head start on treating your illness or condition. They also…
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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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