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National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

 

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts, advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health.  Designating a month for the disease serves the purpose of increasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and screenings, educating about risk factors and symptoms, and advocating for further […]

 

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Screening Guidelines for Prostate Cancer

 

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.  While the disease is prevalent across the country, the screening guidelines are not.  Prostate cancer screenings have always been somewhat controversial because the tests often alert physicians to the presence of cancer, but there is no precise way to determine, definitively, whether the cancer […]

 

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UV Safety Month

 

July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month.  The purpose of the month is to raise awareness of the dangers of UV radiation and spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun […]

 

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Preventing and Treating the World’s Most Common Cancer

 

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States each year, skin cancer is by far the most common cancer.  One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.  […]

 

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Head and Neck Cancer Awareness

 

 April is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month.  Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the oral cavity, larynx, pharynx, sinuses/nasal cavity, salivary glands, and neck tissues. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that over 65,000 Americans will develop head and neck in the United States this year. Head and neck cancers are curable […]

 

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Treating Cancers of the Digestive System with Radiation Therapy

 

Gastro-Intestinal (GI) cancer is a term for the group of cancers that affect the digestive system. This includes cancers of the esophagus, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, stomach, small intestine, bowel (large intestine or colon and rectum), and anus. The symptoms for GI cancer relate to the organ affected and can include obstruction (blockage) leading to difficulty […]

 

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Cancer Prevention during a Pandemic

 

With February being recognized as National Cancer Prevention Month, now is a good time to discuss cancer, and most importantly, how to prevent it. According to the recent 2021 Facts and Figures released by the American Cancer Society (ACS), a substantial proportion of cancers could be prevented, including all cancers caused by tobacco use and […]

 

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Cancer Screen Week 2020

 

Cancer Screen Week 2020According to the American Cancer Society, almost 607,000 people are expected to die from cancer in 2020. Regular screening can help find certain cancers early when they are most likely to be treated successfully. This Cancer Screen Week (Dec 7-11), learn more on the potentially lifesaving benefits of cancer screening and find […]

 

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Cancer Care Close to Home

 

When you are diagnosed with cancer, having high-quality cancer treatment options near your home, work, and family is important. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is stressful enough, you should not have to worry about where your treatments are going to be and how far away they are.  You want your cancer treatments to affect your […]

 

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Treating Prostate Cancer with Radiation Therapy

 

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.  Approximately 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.  The ACS also predicts that over 8,300 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Pennsylvania this year alone. If you, or […]

 

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