Category Archives: Cancer Prevention

Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screenings and Early Detection

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that begins in the colon or the rectum. Age is a common risk factor for colorectal cancer. Therefore, we recommend regular colorectal cancer screenings for anyone over the age 50.

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month! Therefore, it’s a time to connect with community, raise awareness for the cause and come together as one united force to stand up to the leading cancer killer. Everyone can take a part and … Continue reading

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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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