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National Cancer Prevention Month

There are approximately 1.7 million new cases of cancer diagnosed per year in the United States. Many, if not most, of these cases may have been preventable. To kick off National Cancer Prevention Month, the National Foundation for Cancer Research encourages its readers to pick up cancer-preventative habits. It is…...

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HPV Vaccine Gets Expanded Approval from FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved Gardasil 9, a human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, for adults aged 27 to 45. The move could help further spell the end of one of the main causes of a host of communicable cancers. Already approved for patients aged 9 to…...

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Screen Time: The Value of Medical Check-ups

Going to the doctor is not most people’s preferred way to spend time. As a result, it is often neglected. But with high stakes, going to visit the doctor for a regular screening can literally mean the difference between life and death—especially with the increasing accuracy of early detection technology.…...

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Early Cancer Screening 101

True fact: It was nearly a century ago, in 1924, when a Johns Hopkins doctor by the apt name of John Bloodgood predicted in a New York Times editorial that early detection of cancer would wipe the disease form humanity in one fell swoop. As of yet, that particular future…...

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National Mammography Day

October is coming to an end and pink ribbons have been flooding the streets all month long to promote breast cancer awareness. With one in eight females in the United States at risk of developing the disease, it is important that women are aware of ways in which to protect…...

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Bridging Well-Being, Blood Sugar and Nutrition

One of the most widespread threats to health and, therefore, well-being, is blood sugar dysregulation. Blood sugar dysregulation can lead not only to type 2 diabetes but also to cancer....

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Breast Exams: At Home or Clinic?

There is a grim reality to both cancer research and funding: Each, to an enormous degree, is directed at early detection, not when metastasis has already taken place. Like most diseases, cancer is, in fact, fairly curable at its earliest stages. However, once a tumor begins to spread, mortality rates…...

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All in Moderation: The Power of Exercise and Diet Choices

In 2018, there will be an estimated 1.7 million new cases of cancer in the United States. Over 600 thousand people will die from the disease. Over $140 billion will be spent for national cancer care. With all of this being said, over 70% of all cancers have their roots…...

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A Skin Cancer 101

Let’s just dispel the myths now: There is no such thing as a “healthy tan.” Outside of a full suit of armor, there is no such thing as “sunblock;” in fact, the Food and Drug Administration banned the use of the term. You can get skin cancer in places that…...

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3 Quick Cancer Prevention Tips for the Summer

Summer is here!  Fire up the grill, put on your white pants and celebrate outside with friends and family—right after reading these three quick cancer prevention tips. #1. Wear sunscreen  If you’re like many Americans, your skin probably hasn’t seen the light of day since Labor Day 2017, so you…...

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