How to Prevent Colorectal Cancer

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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so take a minute to learn how you can prevent this disease. VARIOUS TYPES OF cancer affect the digestive system, but one of the most commonly diagnosed is colorectal cancer—in 2016 more than 100,000 cases were diagnosed in the United States. While the average age of someone who is diagnosed with colorectal cancer is 72, …

Saving Lives, One Cervical Cancer Test at a Time

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CERVICAL CANCER, WHICH is almost always caused by high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), is one of the most preventable—and treatable—cancers. Most women’s immune systems are able to fight off the HPV infection before cancer can form. However, for those who do develop cancer, the majority of cervical cancers start with precancerous, or abnormal, changes to the cervix, which can easily be detected …

Combating Breast Cancer

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WHEN IT COMES to battling breast cancer, early detection and proactive solutions are key. Thanks to diagnostic technologies and increased education about finding breast cancer in its earliest stages, healthcare providers and patients are teaming up to find breast cancer when the disease is most responsive to treatment. There are approximately 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. “Screening …

Are You at Risk for Lung Cancer?

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Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, and it rarely causes symptoms until the advanced stages that are difficult to treat. Early detection of lung cancer is key,” says Snehal Thakkar, M.D., medical oncologist at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center. “If you are worried about your risk or have concerns, talk with your primary care physician as …

Preventive Screenings Are the Best Medicine

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How’s your health? A preventive screening may make it easier to answer that question. Health screenings give you a sneak peek into your well-being, letting you know when adjustments need to be made or when you’re doing a good job of taking care of yourself. Most health insurance plans cover routine preventive care at little or no cost, making it …