If you or someone you know has a history of cancer, it is important to be aware of the potential health consequences from cancer and its treatment. Frequently, patients and families are not informed or do not recall discussions that occurred during the stress-filled days after diagnosis about such potential problems as pain, depression, infertility […]
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month here in the United States. One in every eight American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. According to the World Health Organization 1.2 million cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2008. The chances that someone you are close to will deal with breast cancer is huge. This […]
The most common form of cancer in women is breast cancer. More than 1 million cases are diagnosed annually around the world. In America, the number is close to 200,000. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 40,000 women will die of breast cancer this year alone. Given these statistics, it is easy to […]
Colorectal screening procedures are more important than many people think them to be. The truth is that studies have shown colorectal cancer to be the second biggest cancer killer in both men and women. What makes this all the more unfortunate is that a large number of these deaths could have been prevented with colorectal […]
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month takes place each March. Of all the forms of cancer, this is one that is easily treatable. Even so, research projections showed that nearly 150,000 cases were expected in 2008 alone. Of these, it was expected that about 50,000 people would die from the disease. During this month of awareness, […]
In an effort to stay physically fit and healthy, people will go to great lengths. Unfortunately, not all of us have the ability or the time to be able to take all the precautions that are necessary in order for us to maintain our health to an optimum level. That doesn’t mean, however, that we […]
Here is a list not to scare you but to help you be aware of the warning signs of cancer. If you are experiencing any of the signs listed visit your doctor and tell him your concerns. When cancer is caught early there are many successful treatments available.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 12 and 50. At a time when most men don’t want to admit that they may be ill it attacks. In 2007 there were approximately 7500 new cases diagnosed and approximately 350 who died from the disease. This is actually more deaths […]
Again, it can’t be stressed enough, early detection is imperative in combating prostate cancer. The challenge is that in the early stages there are no symptoms of prostate cancer. By the time symptoms appear in the form of urinary complications, the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.
WHAT IS THE PROSTATE? The first step toward understanding how the prostate affects your health is to learn what the prostate is and how it functions. It is surprising how little many men know about such an important part of their anatomy. The prostate is an important segment of the male reproductive system. It […]