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November Is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

According to the CDC, lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world, and is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. Southwest Diagnostic Center for Molecular Imaging recommends that everyone understands the known risk factors for lung cancer and takes preventative action against them by implementing simple lifestyle changes.

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Managing Your Fears of Cancer Recurrence

If you or someone you love has just battled cancer, the next big challenge is managing the fears of cancer recurrence. You are not alone in this battle, as it is estimated that by 2024 there will be 19 million cancer survivors in America, all dealing with some level of uncertainty and fear.

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Understanding the Stages of Colon Cancer

Like most other cancers, colorectal cancer has clinical and surgical stages set by the American Joint Committee On Cancer. These stages outline and determine how serious the cancer is and how best to treat it, making the identification and understanding of the stages of colon cancer helpful not only for physicians, but also for patients.

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5 Prostate Cancer Myths to Know

Many men think that prostate cancer isn’t something they have to worry about until much later in life. While this is a dominant myth, there are certainly many more that continue to spread around. Here are five that you should know that can keep you proactive with your health!

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How Red and Processed Meats Can Increase Your Colorectal Cancer Risk by 20%

The old phrase “better safe than sorry” comes to mind when considering how red and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk by 20%.

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Could Chronic Stress Be Related To Cancer?

That question would make anyone become stressed.

All kidding aside, this is a serious concern that we should consider and investigate. Stress permeates our lives and a recent report held that today’s millennial generation is more stressed than any other. Could chronic stress be related to cancer? Some research says yes, and others no.

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Popular Beverages That Can Increase Your Risk for Cancer

Life is all about choices. Some of those choices include what to eat, what to drink, and how much.

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Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer with These 5 Tips

Colon cancer can happen to anyone, although it typically affects older adults.

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Explaining the Safety of Radiation Used During a CT Scan

You may be shocked to find out about all the sources of radiation that are around us each and every day. What’s more shocking is the amount of radiation that we may be absorbing. 

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Category: Radiology

3 Things to Consider Before Completing Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer

Genetic testing for breast cancer provides an opportunity for people to learn if their breast cancer or if a family history of breast cancer could be due to an inherited gene mutation. If so, this increases the risk for breast cancer.

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