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The ABC's of Skin Cancer Screening

Posted by Dr. Anthony Viol on May 31, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Diligent Skin Examinations are Important

As the summer months heat up, so does your risk for too much sun exposure−a major cause of skin cancer. As with other cancers, the earlier and less invasive the skin cancer is when detected, the easier it is to treat and cure. But no matter what the time of year, diligent skin examinations are important, including an annual one by a physician.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Health Care 101, Family Health 101

3 Foods to Protect Yourself from Cancer

Posted by Tracy Hatfield Yoda, MS, RD, CSOWM, CDE on Apr 16, 2018 7:49:00 AM

Adding These Protective Foods Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

According to the Mayo Clinic, "Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body."

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness, Cancer Care

How Knowing Your Family History Can Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Mar 26, 2018 7:36:00 AM

When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable

While nobody likes to talk about their backside, I’ve got good news in honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. When found and treated early, colon cancer is often curable. And a colonoscopy, the main colon cancer screening method, is one of the few cancer screening tests that can potentially rid a patient of cancer.

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Topics: Digestive Health, Cancer Care

3 Ways to Help Prevent Colon Cancer

Posted by Dr. Brian Buchberg on Mar 19, 2018 7:24:00 AM

1 in 20 Will Be Diagnosed with Colon Cancer

It’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! This month gives us an opportunity to learn more about the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer, or the cancer of the colon and rectum. A whopping one in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, but this disease can be prevented and cured if detected early enough. Read More

Topics: Digestive Health, Cancer Care

Excuses to Skip Your Diagnostic Mammogram (Debunked)!

Posted by Dr. Antonio Ruiz on Dec 6, 2017 9:31:21 AM

If one simple yearly examination could significantly change the course of your life, would you elect to take it? Each year thousands of lives are saved by one test—the diagnostic mammogram. In fact, you might be surprised to know that mammography is the only medical diagnostic technology proven to decrease mortality. According to the American College of Radiology, yearly mammograms have helped to reduce breast cancer-related deaths by one-third since 1990.

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Topics: Women's Health, Cancer Care

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Lung Cancer

Posted by Dr. Lynne Skaryak on Nov 8, 2017 7:38:00 AM

It’s easy to get lost in sea of pink ribbons in October, making it hard to refocus on yet another cancer awareness month. But November ushers in Lung Cancer Awareness month, and although it claims a place as a “lesser known” cancer in the research and publicity world, it has had a few recent breakthroughs of its own.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Women's Health

The 5 Most Popular Colon Cancer Screenings

Posted by Dr. Bruce Waldholtz on Nov 1, 2017 3:44:32 PM

Colorectal cancer is one of the most common and deadliest forms of cancer in the United States, but it has one uncommon characteristic—its ability to be detected early.

Colonoscopy screening can reduce cancer risk and detect it early, when it is most treatable. It is one of the most effective tools available to prevent cancer deaths. In fact, if caught early, colon cancer has a survival rate of nearly 90 percent. And other, effective colon cancer screenings are also available.

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Topics: Cancer Care, Digestive Health, Health Care 101

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