Category: Cancer

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Men become more susceptible to prostate cancer as they get older and it’s a major issue for those in the middle to late stages of life. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of cancer-related death in American men. Since September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight some of the most important facts surrounding this health issue.

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How Smoking Affects Colorectal Health

Toxins and carcinogens in tobacco smoke are believed to damage DNA and tissues in the body over time which can cause an array of health issues. While most people know that smoking can have negative effects on your lungs, heart and other components of the respiratory system, many are unaware that it greatly impacts colorectal health.

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Colorectal Cancer Increasing in Younger People

Colorectal cancer is something that is typically thought to be an issue that only people aged 50 or older should worry about. While there has been a drop in the rate of new colon and rectal cancer diagnoses in those aged 50+, incidence rates are increasing for those under 50. Traditionally, routine colonoscopies are scheduled after the age of 50, but screening standards may soon change.

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Prostate Cancer Rates Are Rising in Young Men

Prostate cancer is often thought of as something that older men have to worry about, but that isn’t necessarily the case. According to recent research, the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased 600% in the last 20 years. Of the estimated 241,000 Americans that will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, approximately 10 percent will be early onset. Not only is prostate cancer being found in young men, it is often more aggressive.

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What Can I Do To Prevent Colorectal Cancer?

According to The National Cancer Institute, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States.

Your colon is a major part of your digestive system that helps remove waste and send nutrients from food into your body. The colon can develop a disease called colorectal cancer. Fortunately there are ways you can prevent colorectal cancer through things like exercise and early screening.

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5 Common Symptoms of Kidney Cancer in Men

Kidney cancer, also referred to as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), is among the top 10 cancers found in men. About 40,000 new cases are reported each year, with a majority of them being in men over 40, who fall into the high-risk category. The good news is that there’s a very high survival rate, so it’s important to look for the warning signs to diagnose the disease early. With March being Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, this is the perfect opportunity to educate yourself.

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Are Food Additives Linked to Colon Cancer?

Of the cancers that affect men and women in the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most common. According to the most recent colorectal cancer statistics, over 136,000 Americans were diagnosed with the disease in 2013.

Research suggests that the prevalence of this common cancer may be due in part to emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are additives that are used in most processed foods to improve texture and extend shelf life. They are present in many of the foods we eat fairly regularly.

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