Why early detection is crucial for beating colon cancer

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Colon cancer is always an unwelcome life interrupter.

Most of the time, the disease begins in your large intestine without your knowing. More than half of patients diagnosed with colon cancer never notice any symptoms, which is why it’s crucial to go through regular screening tests as part of your healthcare routine. Doing so may help your doctor find colon cancer early, which it’s easiest to treat.

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How to have a safe and healthy halloween

Halloween Blog

With the trick-or-treating season upon us, it's important to remember how to have a safe and healthy Halloween. From costumes to candy, learn how to best prepare your children for this Halloween season.

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What is the Space OAR procedure?

Prostate Cancer Blog

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with prostate cancer? You are not alone.

According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in American men, and around one in nine men will undergo treatment for prostate cancer during their lifetime.

Prostate cancer is a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with the disease do not die from it. Because of ongoing advancements in treatment options—like the Space OAR hydrogel procedure—the outlook is good for most men facing a prostate cancer diagnosis. 

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Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer

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Your body often has a way of telling you when something is wrong.

When you notice things that aren’t right, those signs and symptoms might lead you to schedule an appointment with your provider to find the answers.

In most cases, specific symptoms can connect the dots for a diagnosis.

For prostate cancer, though, a little detective work is required for diagnosis. Patients with prostate cancer usually show no signs of having the condition.

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Why breast self-exams are important (and how to do them)

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When it comes to early detection, regularly examining how your breasts look and feel for abnormalities is crucial. In fact, women often discover many problems themselves first. And, the earlier you find breast cancer, the better!

In addition to going for mammograms and annual check-ups, experts recommend that all adult women—beginning at age 18—perform monthly breast self-exams to check for lumps and other changes that might indicate the presence of breast cancer.

Continue the practice of giving yourself a breast self-exam throughout your life, even during pregnancy and after you go through menopause. Performing breast self-exams on a set, regular schedule will help you notice when things don’t look or feel quite right.

Keep reading to learn more about the importance of breast self-exams and what to look out for.

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