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National Radon Action Month

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…

Treating Cervical Cancer with Radiation Therapy

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…

Treating Pancreatic Cancer with Radiation Therapy

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. …

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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…

Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

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…

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts and advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.  Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for…

Sunscreen: Your Skin’s Best Friend

Summer is still in full swing.  The sun is shining, the weather is warm, and people are spending time outside.  While all the fun in the sun activities are a good time, they are also exposing you to ultraviolet radiation from the sun which puts you at risk for getting skin cancer. Skin cancer is…

Alliance Cancer Care to upgrade cancer care in southeastern U.S. with Elekta solutions

HUNTSVILLE US — Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that Alliance Cancer Care (ACC) has acquired advanced treatment and software solutions to best serve patients receiving treatment at their four sites in the Huntsville and Decatur areas. The technology will be equipped to optimize patient care with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), and stereotactic body…