Category: Cancer Screening


July 2, 2024

July is UV Awareness Month

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With sweltering summer weather already here in East Tennessee, the month of July is UV safety awareness month. This is fitting as many of us already know over exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays most commonly occur during the hot summer months. Exposure can lead to sunburn, cataracts, macular degeneration, and skin cancer. What are ultraviolet […]

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June 4, 2024

Do I need an Annual Check up?

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With the demands we all have on our time, do you really need to take time to see your doctor each year? I would argue that the answer is a definite yes! So how does a simple annual exam keep you healthy? First, your doctor will take a history of your current and past problems. […]

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May 14, 2024

May Healthcare Awareness Topics

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May awareness month includes physical fitness, mental health, older adults, and women’s health. All these topics are important to healthcare and your personal health. My aim of this article is to provide a brief overview of each topic. We are all aware of the benefits of physical activity. It helps us physically, mentally, and emotionally. […]

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March 4, 2024

Understanding Colorectal Cancer Screening: A Simple Guide

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Colorectal cancer screening can save lives by catching cancer early.  Let’s explore why it’s important, who should get screened, and the different screening methods. Colorectal cancer starts in the colon or rectum, usually from polyps.  Screening helps find these polyps before they turn into cancer. Who Should Get Screened: Most people should start screening around […]

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October 9, 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to check with your primary care physician to see if you are a candidate for screening. Perhaps you are wondering, “How do I know if I am a candidate?” There are many societies that help physicians determine when our patients are ready for screening.  Factors […]

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February 28, 2023

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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March is colorectal cancer awareness month. According to the World Health Organization, colon cancer is the third most common cancer in males and the second most common cancer in females.  There are over 150,000 new cases of colon cancer every year. Colon cancer risk increases after age 40. Risk factors for colon cancer include:  genetics […]

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