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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

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. [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|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

PROSTATE CANCER – Risk Factors, Prevention, and Early Detection

RISK FACTORS Being male. Age – Men who are 50 and older are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Race / Ethnicity – Prostate cancer occurs more often in African-American and Caribbean men of African ancestry than in men of other races. And it occurs more often in whites than in men of Asian or Hispanic/Latino ancestry. Geography – Prostate cancer is more common in North America, Northwest Europe, Australia, and the Caribbean [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pure Mendocino Celebration

August 29th, 2015 will be our 11th Annual Pure Mendocino Celebration.  Those who join us for this premier organic food and wine adventure at Dark Horse Vineyard will enjoy live music and a fabulous feast of summer bounty.    Visit the Pure Mendocino web site for information about last year's event.    Call us at 937-3833 to learn more, or reserve tickets below:  

By | July 15th, 2015|events, informative, news|0 Comments

Making the Most of Your Medical Appointment

A diagnosis of cancer is frightening. Many people feel helpless or want to rush headlong into action. In either case, some find themselves following treatment plans they barely understand. Slowing down and utilizing a few strategies for making the most of a medical appointment can be useful and calming, especially when the outcome of a health care decision will have significant impact.   Preparing for the Appointment    When scheduling, let your provider know if [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Goldeneye Winemaker Dinner

Our 11th annual Goldeneye Winemaker Dinner will be on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Goldeneye Winery, Philo, California.   Tickets are $150 per person. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Reserve by June 5th, 2015 by calling (707) 937-3833. Or, reserve your seats online by clicking here or the button below.     We will enjoy an exciting culinary evening of artfully paired wine and food. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring Goldeneye choice wines, [...]

By | June 20th, 2015|campaign, events, informative|0 Comments

Men’s Health & Cancer Awareness

Men’s Health – Potential Cancer Symptoms   Knowing early warning signs for cancer, noticing changes in your body, and communicating openly with your health care provider can save your life.  Common symptoms associated with cancer are outlined below. If any of the symptoms on the list apply to you, don’t wait, make an appointment with your doctor and thoroughly discuss your situation.   Changes in Urination - As men age, many notice changes in their [...]

By | June 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Skin Cancer Awareness

A TAN DOES NOT MEAN “HEALTHY!”   The sun’s light feels good on our skin, but that tan that people have come to associate with health is the first sign of skin damage. Exposure to the sun’s rays accelerates aging and increases the risk of skin cancer.   Protect Your Skin From the Sun   Don’t get sunburned. Wear sunscreen. Limit your time in the sun. Wear clothes that provide UV protection (shirts, pants, hats). [...]

By | May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments