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  • 6 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Colorectal Cancer

    6 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Colorectal Cancer Have you noticed more people wearing blue this month? This is because March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time for people to think about a part of their body that they don’t often reflect upon– the colon. It’s […]

      Meet the Man Who Fights Cancer on His Bike

      Meet the Man Who Rides for Cancer Awareness Residents of Scranton, PA may have noticed a man passing through on his bike with two huskies earlier this February. Aside from thinking that this guy must be crazy for riding his bike in the frigid winter weather, there might […]

        5 Foods That Can Protect You From Cancer

        5 Foods That Can Protect You From Cancer Cancer research has taught us many important things but not many more so than the impact our diets can have on our bodies. As human beings, we have an incredible amount of control over our health. Some of you may […]

          3 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Cervical Cancer

          3 Ways You Can Protect Yourself from Cervical Cancer Were you aware that almost 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer this year? January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month so we are going to discuss three ways you can protect yourself from this disease. Studies have shown that […]

            Recognizing the Symptoms of Breast Cancer

            Recognizing the Symptoms of Breast Cancer During the month of October, you’ll be hearing a lot about breast cancer awareness, and you’ll see plenty of related advertisements on TV. Some of these may encourage you to get screened or help support ongoing breast cancer research. It’s […]

              Gearing Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

              Gearing Up for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer diagnosed in men, and yet it is one of the last things you’ll ever hear a guy talking about. This is something we would like to change during September, […]

                Is Indoor Tanning Worth the Risk?

                Is Indoor Tanning Worth the Risk? Know Cancer Blog Surely most people have heard how the regular use of tanning beds can put them at risk for developing skin cancer. Yet, it seems like plenty of women are still flirting with this danger. A new study suggests that about […]

                  U.S. Task Force Reveals New Screening Guidelines for Lung Cancer

                  Lung Cancer Awareness Month A panel of U.S. doctors that offer advice for government health policy decisions has recommended annual lung cancer screenings via low-dose CT scan for older smokers. This is the latest decision from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, and it […]

                    Could Bacterial Infections be the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer?

                    Could Bacterial Infections be the Cause of Pancreatic Cancer? According to recent research, it seems that certain bacterial infections could play a role in triggering the onset of pancreatic cancer. This data is based on a growing number of cancer clinical studies which suggest that these infections (especially if […]

                      July is UV Safety Month

                      July is UV Safety Month Depending on where you live, July can be one of the hottest months of the year. It is also one of the perfect time to get some more sun, whether it be at the beach, outdoor barbeques, or catching a […]

                        Reduce Your Risk of Prostate Cancer with 8 Lifestyle Changes

                        Lifestyle Adjustments to Prevent Prostate Cancer The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has eight new lifestyle changes that they strongly recommend for the prevention of prostate cancer. A new study shows that by following these eight lifestyle recommendations, you could significantly reduce your risk of developing […]

                          Fight Breast Cancer the Natural Way

                          Combat Breast Cancer the Natural Way   Among women the world over, there aren’t many things more dreaded than breast cancer. This deadly disease not only takes a significant toll on the patient, but also all of the loved ones in their life. Most women have […]

                            Dogs Get Cancer Too: May is Pet Cancer Awareness Month

                            Pet Cancer Awareness Month Based on a research study that was published in the journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2011, approximately 30 percent of older dogs will eventually succumb to cancer. In order to ensure that more pet owners understand the treatment options, […]

                              Marijuana Has Been Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer

                              Marijuana Has Been Linked to Lower Risk of Bladder Cancer A new study suggests that people who smoke marijuana have a much lower risk of developing bladder cancer than people who smoke cigarettes. A team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 80,000 […]

                                May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

                                May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month As it stands, skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States, with close to 4 million new cases diagnosed each year! Skin cancer has no preference, it affects people of all colors and ages. […]

                                  How Much Do You Know About Skin Cancer?

                                  What Do You Know About Skin Cancer The widespread effect of cancer is something that has affected the lives of most people on earth in some way or another. It is a disease of the cells, and there are a wide variety of cells that comprise the […]

                                    Cancer Screening Guidelines

                                    Can You Guess Which Cancers will be the Most Dangerous by 2030? Let’s face it, visiting the doctor’s office is not an activity that many people rank as one of their favorite things to do. So when it comes to getting screened for cancer, most people feel quite uncomfortable as their doctors […]

                                      Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

                                      Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Each year during the month of March, patients, survivors, health care providers, and many others whose lives have been touched by colorectal cancer come together to help spread awareness about this deadly disease. Colorectal cancer actually refers to any cancer […]

                                        National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month

                                        National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month Kidney cancer, also referred to as renal carcinoma, is notoriously difficult to detect during the earliest stages. One of the most common symptoms associated with Kidney cancer would be the presence of blood in the urine, though this could be […]

                                          15-Year-Old Jack Andraka, the “Edison” of Modern Times?

                                          Jack Andraka - Pancreatic Cancer Test A 15-year-old teenager could help save millions of people with the revolutionary low-cost diagnostic test that he has invented to detect pancreatic cancer at an earlier stage. Who is this teenage wunderkind? His name is Jack Andraka, and some of […]

                                            World Cancer Day 2013

                                            World Cancer Day What would happen if the entire world came together to combat cancer? Well, this is exactly what will happen on February 4th as we celebrate World Cancer Day. This is a very special day when individuals and organizations from around […]

                                              January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

                                              Since its introduction in the late 1940’s, the Papanicolaou (Pap) test has been used as an early detection tool for cervical cancer or lesions on the cervix that could eventually become cancerous. This diagnostic test has indeed helped to significantly […]

                                                Lung Cancer Awareness Month: No One Deserves to Die

                                                Screen Shot 2012-11-20 at 11.30.10 AM November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and that means that people all across the country will be showing their support for the lung cancer community. We wanted to show our support this year with some info detailing the impact that […]

                                                  Breast Cancer Screening – Oh How Our Views Have Changed

                                                  breast-denisty-19548159jpg In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force officially recommended that women from the ages of 50 to 74 should get a mammogram every two years. Over the years though, women with no medical history of breast cancer risk factors […]

                                                    Can changing your diet change your lungs?

                                                    Can changing your diet change your lungs? Everyone knows smoking can cause lung cancer. In fact, smokers are ten times more likely to be diagnosed than non-smokers, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Quitting smoking at any time decreases your risk of developing lung […]