Women’s Health and Cancer

 

During the month of May, we spotlight women’s health by celebrating National Women’s Health Week. National Women’s Health Week is an observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health.  The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority.  The week also serves as a time […]

 

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The Role of Nutrition in Cancer Care

 

March is National Nutrition Month.  A nutrition education and information campaign, created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. We all know that good nutrition is important for good health.  This statement is even truer for cancer […]

 

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Preventing Cancer

 

February is National Cancer Prevention Month.  If your New Year’s resolution to get healthy is already losing steam, now is a perfect time to give yourself a second chance.  Renew your efforts to make healthier choices by learning what you can do to help reduce your cancer risk. Research has shown that more than half […]

 

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World Cancer Day

 

 

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National Radon Action Month

 

Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims the lives of about 21,000 Americans each year.  In fact, the EPA and the U.S. Surgeon General urge all Americans to protect their health by testing their homes, schools, and other buildings for radon. Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless […]

 

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Celebrating Cancer Survivors

 

June is National Cancer Survivor Month and June 4th is National Cancer Survivors Day®. National Cancer Survivors Day is a day to celebrate and recognize cancer survivors, inspire those recently diagnosed, and, most importantly, to celebrate life. As part of the 30th annual National Cancer Survivors Day, cancer survivors and supporters in communities around the […]

 

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Cancer Support: Educational Series with Dr. Falit

 

Join Benjamin Falit, M.D., radiation oncologist at Pacific Cancer Institute, for the first in a series of educational cancer events.  Dr. Falit will speak about radiation therapy and its role in cancer care. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 8, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the ‘Ike Le’a Building at Uh […]

 

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Caring for Our Veterans

 

Did you know? – There are currently 24 million veterans living in the United States. – Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are 50% more likely to develop prostate cancer than unexposed veterans. – There are 10,000 veterans who are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. – According to a 2009 study, military women are 20%-40% […]

 

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The Importance of Getting a Second Opinion

 

A recent article from CancerConnect.com, a patient-focused cancer website, suggests that if you have been diagnosed with cancer, seeking a second opinion will allow you to learn more about your cancer type and make truly informed decisions about treatment. The article recommends that all cancer patients should consider seeing at least one additional expert after […]

 

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Early Diagnosis: These Five Cancer Screenings Are Recommended

 

One of the ways you can reduce your risk for cancer is by getting screening tests that can help find cancer at an early stage, before symptoms appear. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat or cure.  By the time symptoms appear, the cancer may have grown and […]

 

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