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Cancer prevention: What can I do to reduce my risk?

Do you smoke? Is being physically active low on your priority list…or not on it at all? Are you overweight? Do your dinners often involve a drive-through? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, you have an increased risk of developing cancer at some point in your life. What is cancer prevention? Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the chance of getting cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 1.6 million people in the United


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6 reasons a prostate cancer screening is important

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1-in-7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, with more than 160,000 new cases estimated for 2017 alone. Prostate cancer screening tests, such as the digital rectal exam (DRE) and the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, allow doctors to detect the disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms appear, increasing the odds of


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Cancer treatments: Which one is right for you?

So, you have cancer. As you try to wrap your brain around the reality of your life-altering diagnosis, you also must begin considering plans for treatment. It’s often a lot of information to absorb and understand and completely normal to feel overwhelmed and confused. Here is a guide to some of the most common cancer treatments currently available and their potential side effects, as well as exciting new therapies on the horizon… Most common cancer treatments “The type of treatment


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