Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
Colorectal Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention
What are the colorectal cancer risk factors, and what can you do to prevent them? As with many other cancers, there are elements of developing colorectal cancer that are still unknown, and there are yet other factors that are outside your control.
Testicular Cancer Screening 101
Testicular cancer happens when cancer cells develop in one or both testicles. It's a rare cancer, with only about 8,800 new cases in 2017, but it's the most common cancer in men ages 15 to 34. The good news is that when testicular cancer is caught early, the survival rate is nearly 100 percent. Even when found at late stages, the survival rate is still 95 percent, according to the National Cancer Institute.
How Breast Cancer Diagnostics Have Changed Over the Years
In recent years, many advances in breast cancer diagnostics have been made, and there are more tools on the horizon. Daniel Herron, MD, the director of women's imaging at Mercy Imaging Centers, a service of Dignity Health Medical Foundation, shared some of the most recent advancements, along with misconceptions that are still commonly believed.
If You Were Just Diagnosed With Cancer, Keep These Strategies in Mind
There's nothing that takes your breath away quite like hearing your doctor say, "I'm sorry, it's cancer." Being diagnosed with cancer is a frightening and life-changing experience, but fear is often best countered with knowledge and a plan. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, my husband and I were both college students and our daughter was still an infant. Our lives were turned entirely upside down, but the strategies outlined here helped us deal with the challenge of cancer and it's treatment.
The Types of Skin Cancer to Be Aware Of
Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and it's estimated that one in five American will develop it in their lifetime. Every year, there are more new cases of skin cancer than new cases of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer combined.