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Cancer is Not Equal: National Minority Health Month

Prevalence of cancer, along with survival and death rates, are discussed at length at a national and international level. However, when speaking about the rates of cancer in America, it is rarely broken down into specific population groups. Though cancer affects all of these groups, there seems to be larger…...

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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month

Though only making up 4% of cancer diagnoses in the United States, it is estimated that head and neck cancer will take the lives of approximately 14,620 Americans this year alone. Head and neck cancer refer to cancers in the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, sinuses and nasal cavity, and salivary…...

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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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Cancer Control Month – How You Can Make a Difference

Every year in the month of April, the country honors the fearless spirit of millions of Americans who are currently battling cancer and cancer survivors. Throughout April, recognized as Cancer Control Month, organizations from coast to coast honor those affected by cancer by committing to strategies aimed at reducing the…...

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Multiple Myeloma: A Rare But Very Real Cancer

On May 23, 2018, my mother, Susan Williams, was admitted to UNC Rex Hospital in our home town of Raleigh, North Carolina, after being told that some “abnormalities” had shown up in her blood test. Several months earlier, my mom experienced excruciating pain around her rib cage and back that…...

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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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International Women’s Day: Empower Women with Knowledge

International Women’s Day has celebrated the accomplishments and advancements of women since it was established in the early 1900s. Celebrated annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is a celebration of unity, advocacy, action, and empowerment. International Women’s Day has announced six key missions, ranging from celebrating women athletes to…...

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Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month: Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors

February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. Although rare, these cancers affect thousands of people and their families around the world each year. It’s estimated that nearly 12,000 individuals will be diagnosed with gallbladder cancer in 2020, while approximately 8,000 people will be impacted by bile duct cancer.…...

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