March is officially designated as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. It is a month where colorectal cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screenings, and much more. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance. Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that more than half
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Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year. In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless
Over 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in the United States every year. That is 33 women a day. Unlike some other cancers, cervical cancer is not considered to be passed down through family genes. It is caused by certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV). When a female is infected with these types of
November is National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN), pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is the only one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers with a five-year relative survival rate in the single digits, at just six percent.
Have you or a loved one been newly diagnosed with lung cancer? In this video from the American Cancer Society, you’ll learn about the most common treatments for lung cancer which may include surgery, radiation therapy, radiofrequency ablation (RFA); chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is recognized across the country during the month of October. It is an annual health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The national campaign also offers information and support to
Summer is officially over and fall is here. Although the summer activities have halted for the year, it doesn’t mean you need to stop your sunscreen routine. Sunscreen should been worn year-round for protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Another good end of the season skin tip is to perform a skin self-exam. According to