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The Importance of Taking Care of the Caregiver
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The Importance of Taking Care of the Caregiver

For cancer patients, receiving a diagnosis is often a time of fear, stress and trauma. The fear of the unknown, treatment processes and the disruption to life’s routines can be overwhelming. The experience is life altering, not only for the patient but also for family and close friends. For certain, life will never be the...

Understanding the Nexus of Aging and the Increase in Cancer Risk
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Understanding the Nexus of Aging and the Increase in Cancer Risk

As Americas’ Greatest Generation continue to age studies are revealing that with the increase in the age of the population comes an increase in cancer risk. The nexus of age and cancer is supported by National Cancer Institute (NCI) research. The convergence of an overall aging population and a peak cancer incidence among those aged...

Cigarette Smoking a Leading Cause of Preventable Death in United States
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Cigarette Smoking a Leading Cause of Preventable Death in United States

On the last Sunday in November 2017, television viewers and print media readers experienced a dramatic moment that continues into this year. The three major U.S. tobacco companies were ordered by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) to issue the first in what will be a series of five “corrective statements” about their products. The corrective...

Proper Screening and Lifestyle Changes Can Impact Cancer Risk
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Proper Screening and Lifestyle Changes Can Impact Cancer Risk

When Cheryl and her husband of thirty-five years sold their business and headed off to retirement, they looked forward to having more time to dedicate to their three children and four grandchildren. Discovering a lump in her left breast while on vacation dramatically altered their retirement plans and her outlook on the future. With no...

Plan of Action for Cancer Diagnosis
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Plan of Action for Cancer Diagnosis

No one ever wants to be told they have cancer. It is something we all fear and dread. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you are probably experiencing a flood of emotions, and you are probably wondering what’s next. There is no denying that cancer is devastating news, but it does not mean your...

Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Decline in The U.S.
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Cancer Mortality Rates Continue to Decline in The U.S.

Continuing a positive trend for the last two decades, cancer death rates declined again last year. According to annual statistics reported from the American Cancer Society, the cancer death rate for men and women combined has fallen 26% from its peak in 1991. This decline translates to nearly 2.4 million deaths averted during this time...

Cervical Cancer Info Sheet
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Cervical Cancer Info Sheet

The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 13,240 new diagnosed cervical cancer cases in the U.S. for 2018. To help increase your chances of preventing it, detecting it early and treating it quickly for a better prognosis if you are diagnosed with it, be sure to get as much cervical cancer info as you...

Early Detection and Treatment May Prevent Cervical Cancer
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Early Detection and Treatment May Prevent Cervical Cancer

Each year, an estimated 12,820 women in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cervical cancer. Approximately 4,200 women die from the disease each year, and more than a quarter of a million women will live with the disease each year. While the numbers can be daunting, when detected early, 91 percent...

The Value of a Community-Based Cancer Center
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The Value of a Community-Based Cancer Center

The diagnosis of Cancer most often is accompanied by an intense emotional reaction, denial and a deep sense of dread and fear. The initial reaction is to seek the most information about the disease and the best treatment options available, no matter the cost of time and expense. The travel can impose a significant burden...

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