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BRCA 1 and BRCA2 Genes: What Do Women Need to Know?

 BRCA 1 and BRCA2 Genes: What Do Women Need to Know?

Inherited genetic mutations can increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. For instance, a mutation in two of the better-understood genes linked to a substantial increased risk of breast cancer, the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, account for up to:

Beyond Biopsy: A Growing Role for MRI in Prostate Cancer Care

Beyond Biopsy: A Growing Role for MRI in Prostate Cancer Care

Much attention paid to multiparametric prostate MRI has focused on its ability to improve prostate cancer detection and diagnosis. However, prostate MRI has the potential to improve other aspects of prostate cancer care. Beyond guiding biopsy needles, prostate MRI can also aid prostate cancer staging, inform treatment planning and to monitor patients following treatment.

National Men's Health Week: Screening for Cancer

National Men's Health Week: Screening for Cancer

Nearly 850,000 men will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to American Cancer Society estimates. National Men’s Health Week, which occurs every June around Father’s Day, was established to help raise awareness around men’s health issues.

Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day

Celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day

For 28 years, communities around the world have joined with the National Cancer Survivors Day to celebrate life. National Cancer Survivors Day is the first Sunday in June every year. It is aimed at increasing awareness around all of the challenges faced by cancer survivors everywhere.

The events held on National Cancer Survivors Day provide an opportunity for cancer survivors to not only connect with one another, but also with family, friends, patient advocates and health care professionals.

Brain Tumor Awareness

As the control center for all of the other organs in our body, the brain is a complex and not fully understood part of the human body. Cancerous brain tumors are relatively rare. However, being diagnosed with a brain tumor can be a scary experience. Take some time this May, Brain Tumor Awareness Month, to educate yourself about brain cancer.

Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection: Learn What You Can Do

Skin Cancer Prevention & Detection: Learn What You Can Do

Skin cancer is more common than all other cancers combined. Most skin cancers are preventable and can usually be treated with success if detected early. Skin cancers are usually caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of this UV exposure comes from the sun, although tanning lamps and beds also emit UV rays.

May is Skin Cancer Prevention and Detection Month, and a good time to learn how you can prevent skin cancer and improve chances for early detection.

National Women's Health Week: Reduce Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Numerous factors impact the possibility that a woman will be confronted with a diagnosis of breast cancer during her life. However, there are steps every woman can take to reduce her risk and promote overall health. This year, for National Women’s Health Week, we would like to share some of the steps you can take lower your risk of breast cancer.

Researchers have identified multiple risk factors that increase a woman’s chances for developing breast cancer.

Melanoma Monday: Frequently Asked Questions About Melanoma

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, makes up a small percentage of these, but it accounts for a majority of skin cancer deaths. Around 73,000 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in 2015, according to American Cancer Society estimates. To help promote awareness for Melanoma Monday, here are answers to some frequently asked questions about melanoma.

Esophageal Cancer Awareness

Esophageal cancer is a relatively rare disease, but it is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Esophageal cancer accounts for approximately 1 percent of all cancers and it will kill an estimated 15,590 Americans in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society. Esophageal cancer is diagnosed in men three times more than in women.

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