Posts Tagged: cancer

Get screened for prostate and testicular cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, primarily in men age 65 or older. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. Men who are diagnosed with stage I, II or III…
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Be free from cigarettes

Did you know tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death? Smoking and the use of other tobacco products is responsible for a number of diseases such as heart and lung disease. There are more than 600 ingredients in a cigarette and when burned a cigarette creates 7,000 chemicals, 69 of which are known…
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Cancer is emotional – and it’s totally normal

When you are diagnosed with cancer, your world is turned upside down. Everything feels off and you are consumed with many emotions that can include all or some of the following:  denial, anger, fear, worry, stress, shock, anxiety, sadness, depression, guilt, loneliness, feeling out of control, and even gratitude.  Whatever the emotion, it ALL feels overwhelming…
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Chemo brain

Chemo brain is a common term used by cancer survivors to describe thinking and memory problems that can occur after cancer treatment. Though chemo brain is a widely-used term, it is misleading since chemotherapy is not the only cause of concentration and memory problems (also called cognitive impairment) that can occur in cancer survivors. Researchers…
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Avoid being counted in these statistics

Kentucky has the highest death rate for lung cancer in the nation – 50 percent higher than the national average. We also have the highest rate of smoking – 28 percent higher than the national average. Other causes such as mining and radon in the ground contribute to lung cancer prevalence. When toxins and dust…
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