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It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month, and this year, there is some good news to report. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer deaths were down 39% between 1989 and 2015. This is attributed to improvements in screening as well as treatment. Successfully treating breast cancer means that more women, 3.5 million in the U.S., are now living with and beyond their breast cancer diagnosis. This is, indeed, good news! Still, 1-in-8 American women [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|awareness, informative, prevention|0 Comments

Thoughts on Cancer

by Karen Oslund Knowing your body is one of the best ways to spot an early warning sign for cancer, but what does that mean? If you, like me, are middle aged, you might be more accepting of aches and pains than you once were, resigned to the fact that as we age, more things are going to bother us. But paying attention to a new pain, growth, discoloration, hoarseness, swallowing change, or weight loss, [...]

By | September 19th, 2017|awareness, informative, prevention|0 Comments

Cancer Prevention – Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits Lower Your Cancer Risk We all are aware of the fact that life style choices impact our overall health and that many types of cancer are directly associated with unhealthy habits. Tobacco and Cancer Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women and the most preventable form of cancer death in the world. Besides lung cancer, tobacco use also increases the risk for [...]

By | January 30th, 2017|awareness, informative, prevention, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Skin Cancer Warning Signs

Skin Cancer Warning Signs (source: The Skin Cancer Foundation) Throughout the year, you should examine your skin from head to toe once a month, looking for any suspicious lesions, even if you practice sun safety.  Self-exams can help you identify potential skin cancers early, when they can almost always be cured. For a successful self-exam, you need to know what you’re looking for.  To spot either melanomas or non-melanoma skin cancers (such as basal cell [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|awareness, informative, prevention|0 Comments

Testicular Cancer Awareness & Prevention

The Cancer Resource Centers’ 2015 information series on cancer types: risk factors and symptoms is sponsored by CRC in collaboration with the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency. The information presented is for educational purposes and is not intended to replace the advice of your health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your health care provider any questions or concerns that you may have.   TESTICULAR CANCER AWARENESS  Although testicular cancer is rare, [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|awareness, HHSA, informative, prevention, public interest|0 Comments