Colon Cancer Screening Post

Nevada Colon Cancer Screening: When Should I Get Tested?

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Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics. There are 100,000 new cases of colon cancer each year in the United States, plus 50,000 yearly cases of rectal cancer. The death toll for colorectal cancer is about 50,000 a year, all for a cancer that is often preventable with proper screening. How Colon Cancer Screening Works Most colon… Read more »

Colon v. Rectal Cancer Post

Colon Cancer VS Rectal Cancer: What to Know

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Cancers of the large intestine are called colorectal cancer. Your lifetime risk of getting colorectal cancer is about 1 in 23 if you are a man, and slightly less than that if you are a woman. It’s the third deadliest cancer, with more than 50,000 individuals dying per year. The good news is that rates… Read more »

Genetic Testing Post

What to Expect With Your Genetic Testing and Counseling Visit

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“He has his father’s eyes.” “She gets her personality from her mother.” For centuries, people have enjoyed discussing the traits that individuals inherit from their parents. Beginning around 1950, scientists began unraveling the secrets of exactly how traits are passed down. Eventually, they were able to link certain genes to health conditions, and genetic testing… Read more »

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Diet & Colon Cancer Risk: What’s the Correlation?

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Colon cancer is a form of cancer that affects parts of the large intestine. Estimates show more than 100,000 people are diagnosed with the disease each year. After lung cancer, it’s the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for men and women in the United States. But research shows that lifestyle habits have a major impact… Read more »

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The Ins and Outs of Genetic Testing for Cancer Risk

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‌ Cancer has many contributing factors, one of which is genetics. Some cancers occur repeatedly among family members and relatives, and it’s possible for underlying genetic mutations called variants to be a cause. As of 2017, 5% to 10% of all cancers were found to be caused by genetic variants.  To identify variants that may… Read more »

New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Appear

New Blood Test Can Detect Cancer Years Before Symptoms Appear

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According to research published in Nature Communications, there’s a new blood test that can detect several types of cancers years before previously possible. Early detection of cancer can potentially death rates caused by cancer exponentially. Scientists have been trying for years to develop cancer-screening tests that would detect malignancy potential before tumor cells had the… Read more »

New Cancer Treatment Seems Promising for Stage 4 Patients

New Cancer Treatment Seems Promising for Stage 4 Patients

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The Stanford Cancer Institute in California will be the first hospital in the United States to utilize a new technology intended to reduce the number of radiation treatments for cancer patients. Stanford recently purchased the X1, which is the radiation delivery machine created by Hayward-based RefleXion Medical. RefleXion Medical is a respected, 11-year-old medical research… Read more »

The Link Between Food and Cancer

The Link Between Food and Cancer

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Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. However, some studies suggest that 30-50% of all cancers could be prevented by making some simple lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet. There has been some evidence supporting these studies. In addition to possibly preventing cancer, nutrition can also play a… Read more »

Managing Anxiety and Depression in Cancer Patients

Cancer and Mental Health

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It’s evident that a cancer diagnosis is likely to change your perception of life, regardless of your age, stage of life, or individual circumstances. Living with cancer can be an overwhelming experience, physically, emotionally, and mentally. A cancer diagnosis will often have adverse, challenging, and painful effects on the body. The same applies to cancer… Read more »

Colon Cancer: What You Should Know

Colon Cancer: What You Should Know

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Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in America, and numbers among young people are rising rapidly. Recently, colon cancer has been trending due to Chadwick Boseman, the Black Panther star, recently succumbing to the disease. He was only 43 years old. Here’s what you need to know about colon cancer. Colon… Read more »