Category Archives: Cancer Prevention

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. There are more new cases of skin cancer each year than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin … Continue reading

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Can Testicular Cancer Be Prevented?

Many men with testicular cancer have no known risk factors. And some of the known risk factors, such as undescended testicles, white race, and a family history of the disease can’t be changed. For these reasons, it is not possible … Continue reading

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Can Thyroid Cancer Be Prevented?

Most people with thyroid cancer have no known risk factors, so it is not possible to prevent most cases of the disease.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Most people are aware of breast cancer, but many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in … Continue reading

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Can Kidney Cancer be Prevented?

In many cases, the cause of kidney cancer is not known. In some other cases (such as with inherited conditions that raise kidney cancer risk), even when the cause is known it may not be preventable. But there are some … Continue reading

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Can Bladder Cancer be Prevented?

There is no sure way to prevent bladder cancer. Some risk factors such as age, gender, race, and family history can’t be controlled. But there may be things you can do that could lower your risk.

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Can Skin Cancer Be Prevented?

People who get a lot of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays are at greater risk of skin cancer.

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Can Skin Cancer be Found Early?

Most skin cancers can be found early with skin exams. Regular exams by your doctor and checking your own skin frequently can help find cancers early, when they are easier to treat.

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Can Esophageal Cancer Be Found Early?

Looking for a disease in someone without symptoms is called screening. The goal of screening is to find a disease like cancer in an early, more curable stage, in order to help people live longer, healthier lives.

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Can Esophageal Cancer be Prevented?

Not all esophageal cancers can be prevented, but the risk of developing this disease can be greatly reduced by avoiding certain risk factors.

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