NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka, Author at NFCR

NFCR Writer Brittany Ciupka

Women’s Health Week Challenge

While mothers across the country yesterday were rightfully loved, honored and spoiled, the day also marked another special celebration: the kickoff of Women’s Health Week, which is being recognized through May 18th. This week is an opportunity to encourage women from coast to coast to celebrate their health and to…...

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Is Sunscreen Safe?

Sunscreen has been the poster child for melanoma prevention since the mid 1900s. Since discovering the relationship between sun exposure and melanoma, medical professionals have strongly advised the public to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen whenever skin is exposed. In fact, when asked how to most effectively prevent cancer, a large…...

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Finding Self-Love and Healing in a Changed Body

We often hear that it’s what is on the inside that counts. However, when tragedies of any kind strike, people often lose sight of themselves from the inside out. When battling cancer, both men and women are likely to experience side effects affecting their day-to-day quality of life. When depression…...

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Cancer Prevention: Which Type of Exercise Lowers Your Risk?

We’ve all heard the age old tips: eat a balanced diet, avoid tobacco use, consume alcohol in moderation and exercise regularly. These activities are known to promote a healthy life and aid in preventing cancer. While these tips are seemingly straightforward, one in particular has prompted an ongoing debate. Exercise…...

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – Reinventing What It Means to “Man Up”

The phrase “man up” has long been associated with societal expectations for men to appear strong and stoic, and to hide emotions like fear and discomfort. It implies that to be a man, one must constantly be in control, and asking for help or discussing health issues is frowned upon.…...

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Changing the Way Drugs Target Cancer

Cancer treatment has evolved greatly in the past fifty years. Since the introduction of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplants, tens of thousands of cancer patients have been victorious in battle. All of these advances have impacted cancer treatment, but a recent drug approval by the U.S. Food and…...

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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month: Possible Link to Mental Health Disorders

Accounting for approximately 3% of cancer cases nationwide, the symptoms of head and neck cancer are particularly uncomfortable. Head and neck cancer refers to tumors that develop around the throat, larynx, nose, sinus and mouth. As these areas support vital bodily functions, such as eating and breathing, the symptoms can…...

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month: Identifying Potential for New, Personalized Treatments

Although esophageal cancer makes up only 1% of cancer diagnoses in the United States, it is among the most difficult cancers to treat. Esophageal cancer affects the esophagus, the tube which connects the throat to the stomach. The five-year survival rate for this cancer is just 18% – due in…...

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Simulations Could Extend Life for Kidney Cancer Patients

Surgery is one of the oldest treatments for cancer. Even as research and technology have progressed, surgery has remained an excellent choice of treatment. Kidney cancer, whose attention we are called to especially during the month of March, is often treated with a surgical process called a partial nephrectomy. A…...

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Trending Improvements for Multiple Myeloma

While it may not be an extremely common cancer, multiple myeloma, awareness of which is highlighted throughout the month of March, remains a severe life-threatening disease. Multiple myeloma is a cancer affecting plasma cells within the bone marrow. With the cancer impacting plasma cells, individuals living with multiple myeloma have…...

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