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How the Flu Vaccine Works, Symptoms of the Flu and When to Get Vaccinated

Influenza (flu) is a potentially life threatening illness and contagious disease of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. Each year, influenza causes serious infection and death around the globe, usually in the winter months (seasonal influenza).

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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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Can Adrenal Cancer be Prevented?

Since there are no known preventable risk factors for this cancer, it is not now possible to prevent this disease, specifically. Not smoking is a way to lower the risk for many cancers, and perhaps even adrenal cortical cancer.

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Can Breast Cancer In Men Be Found Early?

Early detection improves the chances that male cancer can be treated successfully.

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Can Breast Cancer in Men be Prevented?

There are some things a man can do to lower his risk of breast cancer: maintaining an ideal body weight and restricting alcohol consumption are 2 of them. But since the cause of most breast cancers is not known, there … 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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Can Breast Cancer Be Prevented?

There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things all women can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more … Continue reading

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Finding Prostate Cancer Early

Screening refers to testing to find a disease such as cancer in people who don’t have symptoms of that disease. For some types of cancer, screening can help find cancers at an early stage, when they are more easily cured.

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Can Prostate Cancer Be Prevented?

Because the exact cause of prostate cancer is not known, at this time it isn’t possible to prevent most cases of the disease. Many risk factors such as age, race, and family history can’t be controlled. But based on what … Continue reading

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Ulcers: Symptoms and Treatment

How Do I Know If I Have an Ulcer? Describing your symptoms may lead your doctor to suspect that you have a peptic ulcer, but it will not likely help determine the type, because the symptoms of stomach and duodenal … Continue reading

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