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UV Safety Month

 

July is National Ultraviolet (UV) Safety Month.  The purpose of the month is to raise awareness of the dangers of UV radiation and spread the word about how important it is to protect everyone’s skin from the harmful effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that comes from the sun […]

 

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Recommended Cancer Screenings for Men

 

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging men to take care of their bodies by eating right, exercising, and working to prevent disease.  The official symbol for the month is a blue ribbon and the purpose of the month is to […]

 

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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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