• The Dangers of Sun Damage

    Summertime is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy everything the season has to offer, including the warm sun. Soaking up some vitamin D can be great for your health, but spending long amounts of time in the sun day after day can be damaging and sometimes very harmful. Other than the obvious sunburn or tan, how else is…

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  • Head and Neck Cancer

    Head and neck cancer is actually quite broad when we look specifically at where this type of cancer can occur. It refers to cancer anywhere in the head or neck area, including the larynx, throat, mouth salivary glands, lips, nasal cavity or sinuses. Oral Cancer Oral cancer can affect nearly any area of the mouth, including the lips. Symptoms of…

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  • Leukemia

    Leukemia is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow and affects the way white blood cells are produced. A person with leukemia produces abnormal white blood cells that do not function properly. These abnormal cells do not work correctly, and do not die when they should, making it difficult for healthy blood cells to function. Leukemia affects…

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  • Esophageal Cancer

    In 2013, there were an estimated 18,000 new cases of esophageal cancer, with15,000 resulting deaths in the United States. Though it is not as common as lung or breast cancers, cases of esophageal cancer have risen over the past 25 years in the US. This particular type of cancer is 3-4 times more prevalent in men as it is in…

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  • How Diet and Physical Activity Tie Into Cancer Prevention

    Dramatically reducing your risk of cancer is as easy as eating right and exercising regularly. The 2010 American Cancer Society facts and figures state that more than one-third of the over 500,000 cancer related deaths last year were related to poor diet and lack of exercise. While many people are lead to believe that genetics is to blame for most…

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  • Genetics May Tie Into Certain Types of Cancer

    With statistics such as 1 out of 2 men and 1 out of 3 women have a risk of developing some type of cancer in his/her lifetime, it can be difficult to determine if genetics play a role in whether a person is more or less likely to develop cancer throughout his or her lifetime. There are cancers that seem…

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  • Breast Cancer: How To Prevent Getting It Again

    There are over 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States today. Although the words “breast cancer” are two words no one wants to hear, more and more women are beating breast cancer every day. However, it is still a concern for most women that even after being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer, the cancer will return. Recurrence

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  • Exercise: Its Benefit to Cancer Patients

    Exercise can be beneficial during and after treatment for cancer patients, both physically and psychologically. Studies have proven that exercise helps not only in hastening recovery, but in addressing the fatigue of chemotherapy, the swelling of lymphedema and the loss of muscle tone. The World Cancer Research Fund reported that healthier lifestyles and better diets could prevent up to 2.8…

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