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Symptoms of Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer occurs when abnormal cells begin to grow in the thyroid gland. A persistent lump in the neck is also common with this type of cancer. Fortunately, thyroid cancer is often diagnosed before the disease has a chance to spread, which means most people respond very well to the treatment. In fact, the 25-year … Continued

How to Lower Your Risk for Breast Cancer

Breast cancer affects more than 300,000 U.S. women each year. In fact, women are diagnosed with breast cancer more often than any other type of cancer. If you’re concerned about breast cancer, the skilled physicians at Regional Cancer Care Associates urge you to take steps toward breast cancer prevention. Unfortunately, some risk factors, like family … Continued

Can Cell Phones Really Cause Cancer?

They connect us to our friends, family and coworkers. They can wake us up, provide instant facts on random subjects, count our calories and help us protect our homes from would-be intruders. We depend on our cell phones now more than ever, and that makes a lot of people nervous when it comes to the … Continued

How to Support Your Family Member During Kidney Cancer Treatment

Once the battle against kidney cancer begins, everything changes. Instead of family gatherings and vacations, your schedules and routines begin to revolve around things like oncology appointments and treatments. Kidney cancer is a test for the person receiving treatment and for his or her support network of family, friends and caregivers. As a member of … Continued

Oral Cancer Awareness Month: Types of Oral Cancer

What do talking, laughing, eating and kissing all have in common? Each requires a healthy mouth. Keeping your teeth, gums and lips healthy with regular brushing and flossing can reduce your risk of halitosis (bad breath), tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer. If you’re not visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings, you … Continued

Colorectal Awareness Month: Warning Signs of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States each year (excluding skin cancers). Approximately 1 in 21 American men and 1 in 23 American women are at risk of developing this disease in their lifetime. March is Colorectal Awareness Month. The experienced doctors at the Regional Cancer Care Associates want … Continued

National Cancer Prevention Month: Tips to Lower Your Risk for Cancer

Did you know about a third of all cancer diagnoses are preventable through diet, activity and weight control? This month is National Cancer Prevention Month; each year 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer. About a third of those diagnoses are preventable. Imagine reducing that number by a third just by making a few adjustments … Continued

National Cervical Health Awareness Month: Get the Facts

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. This time is dedicated to raising awareness about how women can protect themselves from human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. HPV types 16 and 18 can cause cervical cancer. Cervical health awareness matters In the past, it was … Continued

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