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  • Two Key Steps that May Lower Your Risk of Colorectal Cancer

    October 12, 2020
    Statistics from the National Cancer Institute reveal an annual prevalence of 140,000 cases of colorectal cancer in America. Colon cancer is the third leading cancer among men and women, excluding skin cancers. A healthy diet and regular screening lower the risk of developing colorectal cancer.  Regular Screening The prevalence of colorectal cancer has gone down since the early 1990s. Access...read more
  • Do You Need a Cancer Screening This Fall?

    Early detection of cancer makes treatment more effective. For cancers such as colorectal, physicians can remove cancer-causing cells before they become cancerous. The American Cancer Society emphasizes the need to screen for the following cancers: Breast Cancer Screening All women should schedule breast cancer risk assessment when they reach 25 years. If you have a minimal risk, schedule breast cancer screening...read more
  • Using a Multimodal Blood Test to Identify Colorectal Cancer

    September 20, 2020
    A novel multimodal FirstSightCRC test can identify colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps as well as advanced adenomas. Results from the blood-based assay can help doctors determine whether a patient should get a colonoscopy. The blood test can detect multiple cancers in the blood. This noninvasive test can help doctors intervene earlier before the polyps turn into cancer. During a study, scientists...read more
  • These 5 Foods Can Lower Your Risk of Lung Cancer and other Disorders

    Diet is known to keep our body organs healthy. Depending on the foods you consume in your diet, you can lower your risk of developing lung disorders and cancer. There's the need to increase awareness about deadly cancers, including lung cancer. Lung cancer is facing a significant threat right now – COVID-19. The coronavirus affects the lungs, and you must...read more
  • The Colon Parts Mostly Affected by Cancer

    August 26, 2020
    Adenocarcinomas of the rectum and colon consist of 95 percent of the entire cases involving colorectal cancer. In the digestive tract, the colon and rectal adenocarcinomas form in the cells found in the colon’s inner lining. Adenocarcinomas of the rectum and colon often start as polyp (a growth tissue). An adenoma, a particular type of polyp, may grow into cancer....read more
  • You Can Still Maintain a Healthy Weight during Cancer Treatment

    When undergoing cancer treatment, you may encounter side effects, such as a suppressed diet, weight loss, nausea, diarrhea, mouth sores, taste changes, and vomiting. Cancer affects the metabolism in the patient’s body too. In a bid to fight off cancer, the body may use excessive energy, which may require the patient to take in more calories for maintaining a healthy...read more
  • Colon Cancer Symptoms Young Adults Should Never Ignore

    July 13, 2020
    New research has observed that colon cancer is often diagnosed late in younger adults who are not aware they can develop the disease. In an online survey launched on social media, 63% of the respondents were not aware that people younger than 50 could get colorectal cancer. That's why most of them had to wait for more than three months...read more
  • A Promising New Drug for Lung Cancer

    Scientists have tested and verified a new drug that can help treat early-stage lung cancer. The FDA-approved drug known as Osimertinib was tested on non-small cell lung cancer patients, and about 90% of them survived after two years of treatment without any recurrence. Non-small cell lung cancer is most common in women and people who don’t smoke. According to the study,...read more
  • Self-Checking for Symptoms of Skin Cancer

    June 15, 2020
    The American Cancer Society estimates that about 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. Since this type of cancer is becoming very common, identifying and treating it early is the key. It's vital to evaluate the health of your skin from time to time. It is recommended to do this every month. One of the most...read more
  • How Cancer Treatments Destroy the Immune System

    Cancer treatments can damage a patient’s immune system and cause conditions that may increase their risk of infection. Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and other cancer drugs can be too much for the body to handle and cause adverse side effects. This compromises the immune system and affects its performance. It’s important to understand how cancer treatment may damage the immune...read more

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