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What do you know about Mammograms?

October 11, 2017

Did you know that breast cancer is the mostly commonly diagnosed cancer in Washington D.C. and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the District? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, making it a great time to learn a little more about breast cancer screenings that can help detect breast cancer much earlier. They could even save your or your loved one's life.

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Topics: Breast Cancer

Blood Cancers: Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month

September 25, 2017

September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, also known as Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Two important aspects of awareness include being familiar with the early symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma and knowing how to get screened. By educating yourself and others, you may be able to recognize early leukemia and lymphoma symptoms in a friend or a loved one, or even in yourself. Because early detection can improve outcomes, your knowledge may even contribute to saving a life.

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Topics: blood cancer

What Do You Know About Prostate Cancer Screenings?

September 19, 2017

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and prostate cancer is the most common [non-skin] cancer in men. Therefore, it’s a good time to brush up on the facts of prostate cancer screenings, and make sure you, or the males in your life, are getting screened for prostate cancer in a timely manner.

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Topics: Prostate Cancer

Patients in Active Cancer Treatment Can Benefit From Regular Exercise

September 11, 2017

 

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Topics: Cancer Survivorship

Summer Sun Safety Month: 4 Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risks

September 7, 2017

One of the reasons we love summertime in Maryland is because we get to enjoy some of the outdoor activities we love, while experiencing great summertime weather. But with the addition of more time outdoors, it’s important to remember your skin as you make plans for fun – especially with the more intense summer sun. According to the American Cancer Society, August is typically known as Summer Sun Safety Month, so in honor of the event we’ve put together four ways to lower your risk for skin cancer.

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Topics: Skin Cancer

Bladder Health and When to be Concerned about Bladder Cancer

July 19, 2017

 

The bladder is the organ in your body that stores urine. Like any part of the body, problems may arise that prevent the bladder from performing its function fully — or that cause pain or other symptoms. Here are four of the most common bladder issues.
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Topics: Bladder Cancer

Facts You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer

July 10, 2017

Colorectal cancer actually refers to two parts of the body: the colon and the rectum. Treatment options are often very similar so they’re typically bundled together when explaining prevention, detection and treatment options for either colon cancer or rectal cancer.

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Topics: Colorectal Cancer

Cancer Survivorship: A New Normal

June 21, 2017

 "You can't truly understand what someone is going through until you've walked a mile in their shoes."

Anyone who has battled cancer knows how true this is saying is. People may sympathize with you, but unless they have lived through the uncertainty of cancer and the physical effects of medical interventions to cure it, they simply don't understand what it's like. That's precisely why cancer survivor support groups are so important.

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Topics: Cancer Survivorship

4 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Cancer Research Trial

June 16, 2017

Have you wondered whether there might be a new or different cancer treatment option available to you through cancer research trials? Or maybe your doctor has talked to you about the possibility of participating in a clinical trial for your cancer treatment. (Read more to understand “What is a Clinical Trial?”) Here are four things that patients and family members should feel free to ask their oncologist and research team before agreeing to participate.

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Topics: Clinical Trials

6 Surprising Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer

May 11, 2017

For American women, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer after skin cancer. On average, one in eight women and one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

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Topics: Breast Cancer