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Breast Cancer Screenings

Breast Cancer Screenings

Screening tests are performed prior to any cancerous symptoms appearing. These types of tests are important because cancer is easier to treat when it is diagnosed early. The number of treatment options increases, leading to a better chance the woman will survive. The...
10 Commandments of Cancer Prevention

10 Commandments of Cancer Prevention

You don’t have to be an international scientist to understand how you can try to protect yourself and your family. The 10 commandments of cancer prevention are: 1. Avoid tobacco in all its forms, including exposure to secondhand smoke. 2. Eat...
Why These Types of Cancer Are On The Rise

Why These Types of Cancer Are On The Rise

According to a BBC Health News article from September 2018, some types of cancer are on the rise. Worldwide, more than 18.1 million people are expected to receive a cancer diagnosis in the following year, with almost 10 million people dying from the disease...
What is Mesothelioma?

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that is typically caused by asbestos exposure. The dangers of this cancer are great, and the fact that it can take decades to develop leaves many people with their health hanging in the balance. Fortunately, a little...
Symptoms of Cancer Everyone Should Know

Symptoms of Cancer Everyone Should Know

Cancer is the second most common cause of death, after heart disease. But, if it’s detected early enough, medical treatments can usually stop its growth. Here are some early warning signs of cancer to look for.  Sudden Weight Loss Your body will maintain...
Understanding Cancer

Understanding Cancer

Carcinoma cells begin as normal cells that for some reason grow out of control. Typical healthy cells mature into very distinct cell types with specialized functions. However, once cells become cancerous the cells become less specialized with no specific function....