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Ways to Tell Your Child of Your Cancer Diagnosis

Once you have taken in the reality of your own cancer diagnosis, it can be gut wrenching to share it with your loved ones. This becomes exponentially more difficult if you have children. There are ways to tell your child of your cancer diagnosis, to be honest with them, and do so without frightening them.


Study Confirms Omega 3s Have No Effect on Prostate Cancer Risk

There has been a worrisome belief that if you eat foods high in Omega 3 or take these types of supplements, you might be at a higher risk for prostate cancer. Fortunately, a recent study confirms none of this to be true!


Top Diagnostic Imaging Tests to Use When Dealing with Cancer

Anyone who is having new or unusual symptoms often worries about the possibility of cancer as the cause. In these cases, the very best scenario is an early diagnosis, which is crucial to prevent the spread of cancerous cells and to increase the chances of success after treatment. To accomplish this, Southwest Diagnostic Center for […]


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 […]


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.


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.


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!


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%.


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.


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.