January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Because of the efforts of the medical community, cancer organizations and cervical cancer survivors, more women are being screened. Growing numbers of people are aware of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines. And as a result, great strides have been made in reducing the number of cervical cancer cases. Why cervical … Continued

Being diagnosed with cancer can be shocking, overwhelming and life changing. Whether the diagnosis is yours or a loved one’s, your mind will surely be full of questions. Having answers can help you know where you stand, and how to work with your doctor going forward. Characteristics of a cancer diagnosis There are many types … Continued

If you or a loved one is facing a cancer diagnosis, you may have begun researching information about the type of cancer, its treatment and survival rates. Just like the diagnosis itself, the information can be overwhelming and confusing, especially when so many articles are inaccurate or even misleading. Distinguishing the facts from the myths … Continued

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). This is an important time to focus our attention on education and awareness of the second most common kind of cancer in women. Each year, you can find national and local BCAM events in which to participate. But if you would like to do more in your community, … Continued

Each year, prostate cancer kills more than 29,000 men. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States. This month is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to make sure you know the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer and schedule your annual check-up. Prostate … Continued

There are many common types of cancer, and they all start the same way. Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow, divide and multiply at a rapid rate, resulting in cancerous tumors and growths. Though cancer comes in many forms and can occur almost anywhere in the body, there are a few significant warning signs to be … Continued