Lung Cancer Screening

 

Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, making up almost 25% of all cancer deaths, and the American Cancer Society estimates over 2,500 new cases of lung cancer are diagnosed a year in Mississippi. One reason why lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death […]

 

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November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

 

November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day.  As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, the awareness activities increased and the day matured into Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  During the month, people throughout the country come together to support the lung […]

 

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National Brain Tumor Awareness Month

 

May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.  Driven by advancement in research, surgical techniques, genetic discoveries, and much more, it has never been a better time to take action on brain tumors. The National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS), an organization whose mission is to unrelentingly invest in, mobilize, and unite our community to discover a […]

 

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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options for Newly Diagnosed Patients

 

Thanks to advancements in research and treatment methods, men diagnosed with prostate cancer have more options and resources available to them than ever before. Whether you or a loved one has been newly diagnosed with prostate cancer, talking to your doctor to learn more about the disease and treatments that are right for you is […]

 

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Coping with Cancer during the Holidays

 

As the classic holiday song goes, it is the most wonderful time of the year.  But do you know what else the happiest season of all brings?  Stress.  With all the planning, shopping, decorating and cooking, it’s easy to become tired and overwhelmed.  When cancer treatment is added to the mix, holiday stress can become […]

 

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African-American Men and Lung Cancer

 

Check out this infographic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding African-American men and lung cancer.

 

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Seven Things to Know About Getting a Mammogram

 

 

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UV Rays and Skin Cancer

 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has named July as Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month.  The goal is to spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Radiation is the emission of energy from any source, and there are many types of radiation.  […]

 

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Women’s Health and Cancer

 

During the month of May, we spotlight women’s health by celebrating National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.  The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority.  The week also serves as a time […]

 

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month

 

May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month.  The month is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of skin cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with 5.4 million cases in more than 3.3 […]

 

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