Category: Cancer


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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October 3, 2022

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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As this year passes by quickly, it is hard to believe it is already October.  As many of you may be aware, October is breast cancer awareness month.  Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women, but it is very diagnosable and treatable.  Over the years, there has been significant improvement in […]

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