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Lung Cancer Awareness: Lung Cancer Screening

Lung Cancer Awareness: Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer screening can detect tumors while they are still small and more likely to be successfully treated. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) is an effective lung cancer screening tool appropriate for high-risk patients. For specific patients, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Cancer Society and U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) all recommend annual LDCT to screen for lung cancer.

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.

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness: How Can you Reduce Your Risk

Did you know that March is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month? The term ‘head and neck cancers’ refers to a type of tumor that begins in areas in and around the mouth, throat and nose. Taking healthy steps to reduce risk can prevent many head and neck cancers. Take a moment to raise your awareness of head and neck cancers. More than 55,000 new cases of head and neck cancers will be diagnosed in 2015, according to American Cancer Society.

What Happenes After a Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis?

March is National Colon & Rectum Cancer Awareness Month. This is the second installment of a two part series to promote colorectal cancer awareness.

Receiving a diagnosis of colorectal cancer diagnosis is frightening. Dealing with a diagnosis of any cancer is a challenge and most patients find themselves feeling uncertain and afraid. Fortunately, resources and support are available to patients. Working with a multidisciplinary colorectal cancer treatment team, an informed patient can prepare for the journey ahead.

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