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Can Testicular Cancer Be Found Early?

Most testicular cancers can be found at an early stage. In some men, early testicular cancers cause symptoms that lead them to seek medical attention. Most of the time a lump on the testicle is the first symptom, or the … 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 Found Early?

Bladder cancer can sometimes be found early. Finding it early improves your chances that it can be treated successfully.

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Can Pancreatic Cancer Be Found Early?

Pancreatic cancer is hard to find early. The pancreas is deep inside the body, so early tumors can’t be seen or felt by health care providers during routine physical exams. Patients usually have no symptoms until the cancer has already … Continue reading

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Can Lung Cancer be Found Early?

Usually symptoms of lung cancer do not appear until the disease is already in an advanced, non-curable stage. Even when symptoms of lung cancer do appear, many people may mistake them for other problems, such as an infection or long-term … Continue reading

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Can Bone Cancer Be Found Early?

Tests are routinely used to detect early stages of some types of cancer (such as breast, cervical, colorectal, and skin cancer) before they cause symptoms. At this time, no special tests are routinely recommended to detect bone cancers early. The … Continue reading

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Can Adrenal Cancer be Found Early?

It is hard to find adrenal carcinomas early and they are often quite large when diagnosed. Adrenal carcinomas are often found earlier in children than in adults because adrenal cancers in children more commonly secrete hormones. Children will show outward … Continue reading

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The Importance of Finding Breast Cancer Early

The goal of screening exams for breast cancer is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms (like a lump that can be felt). Screening refers to tests and exams used to find a disease, such as cancer, in … Continue reading

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