Cancer

Common Myths About Skin Cancer

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  People who rarely sunburn will not get cancer. Sunburns are not the only sign of damage to the skin. Any change in color of the skin due to sun exposure, even just a tan, is a sign of damage. Sunburns cause more damage to the skin when they occur, but tanning without getting a sunburn also increases the risk ... Read More »

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the second most common cancer in US adults. Additionally, lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women. In 2015, it is estimated that 221,200 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed, and more than half of people with lung cancer die within ... Read More »

Colorectal Cancer Screenings on the Rise

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting American men and women. Out of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death. A recent study published online in the medical journal Cancer, indicates that colon cancer screening rates in ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine: Boys Need It Too!

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About 14 million people become newly infected with HPV (Human papillomavirus) every year, making it the most common sexually-transmitted infection in the United States. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that not enough boys in the United States are receiving their full HPV vaccine. The CDC recommends that both male and female children ages 11-12 receive ... Read More »

Breast Self Exams: To Do or Not To Do?

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October is breast cancer awareness month, and the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) emphasizes early screening and detection in order to decrease the mortality rate of breast cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2015 about 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States. This makes breast cancer the second most commonly ... Read More »

Breast Cancer: Knowing Your Risks

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  Breast cancer in the US is the most common cancer among women. Breast cancer is the third highest cause of cancer death in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI estimates that 12.4% of American women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives. Know Your Risk: The exact causes of breast cancer are still ... Read More »

Breast Cancer: Risk, Detection and Prevention

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Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any other form of cancer except skin cancer.  Breast cancer is the fourth highest cause of cancer death in the United States according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Know Your Risk: The exact causes of breast cancer are still unknown.  Doctors cannot explain why one woman develops the disease and another ... Read More »

Don’t Take Tanning Lying Down

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Studies have shown that indoor tanning can increase one’s risk of dangerous melanoma skin cancer by 75%.  The more hours spent tanning, the greater the risk according to a study conducted by the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR). Frequent users of tanning beds have an even greater increased risk than casual users. People who use indoor tanning equipment are 1.74 times more likely ... Read More »

Understand Your Body: Skin (Infographic)

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In honor of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month the iTriage team has created an infographic about the function of your skin, and what to look for when examining your moles. Keeping an eye on moles for any changes or irregularities will help you catch possible signs of skin cancer early. Keep reading to learn about everything your skin does ... Read More »