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CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES BY AGE AND GENDER

CANCER SCREENING GUIDELINES BY AGE AND GENDER (Source: American Cancer Society) Colon Cancer – Women and Men Ages 20 to 49 Find out if you are at higher than average risk for colon cancer because of family history, genetic disorders, or other factors. If you are not, testing is not needed for this age group. If you have an increased risk of colon cancer, talk with your health care provider about a plan for colon [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

Healthy Lifestyle Choices (Source: American Cancer Society) Habits that (statically) Reduce Your risk of Getting Cancer Stay Away from Tobacco. There is no safe form of tobacco. If you smoke or chew tobacco, stop!  Encourage the people around you to quit. See ACS’s Guide to Quitting Smoking (http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/guidetoquittingsmoking/index) or Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco to learn more about quitting. Stay away from secondhand smoke.  It can cause cancer, as well as many additional health problems. [...]

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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 [...]

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