Malissa Carroll, Author at NFCR

Malissa Carroll

Understanding Cancer Staging

Doctors use cancer staging to help determine a patient’s prognosis and treatment options, but the process can be confusing for patients. Let’s explore what cancer staging really means for patients. If you or a loved one has ever received a cancer diagnosis, you are likely familiar with the cancer staging…...

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month: Be Proactive, Reduce Your Risk

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but it is also a very preventable illness. Understand your risk and find out what steps you can take to keep your skin healthy year-round. More than 9,500 people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the…...

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Stopping Melanoma in Its Tracks: Advancing Methods for Early Detection

Results of new study may offer researchers a more effective way to track the evolution of the most aggressive form of skin cancer. Although melanoma accounts for less than one percent of skin cancer cases, it is responsible for the vast majority of skin cancer deaths. But despite its reputation…...

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Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month: Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk

Learn about the symptoms and risk factors associated with this serious illness, as well as measures that you can take to reduce your risk and lead a healthier life. Esophageal cancer is a rare, but often devastating illness that affects an individual’s esophagus — the hollow tube that connects the…...

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: Self Examination Saves Lives

Learn the signs and symptoms of this rare, but treatable illness that affects one out of every 250 men. Testicular cancer occurs when cancer cells form in the tissues of one or both testicles — the egg-shaped glands located inside the scrotum that produce testosterone and sperm. Although testicular cancer…...

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New Study Suggests Strong Social Support Can Improve Cancer Outcomes

Study conducted by researchers at Kaiser Permanente found women diagnosed with colorectal cancer who had low social support before diagnosis were more likely to succumb to their illness. A new study from researchers at Kaiser Permanente sheds light on the importance of social support for women diagnosed with colorectal cancer.…...

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Colorectal Cancer: A Serious, But Preventable Disease

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Learn the signs and symptoms, as well as steps that you can take to help reduce your risk. March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Although colorectal cancer can be a devastating disease, it is also very preventable thanks to the development of advanced screening…...

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