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Image: National GeographicCancer is term that encompasses over 100 specific diseases. All those specific diseases start out the same way – a group of abnormal cells start to replicate out-of-control. The replication can lead to illness and even death. As we continue with our cancer research we are discovering that early detection is key for many types of cancer.


The American Cancer Society continually updates their list of early detection methods and guidelines for certain types of cancer. (http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/cancerscreeningguidelines/american-cancer-society-guidelines-for-the-early-detection-of-cancer)

Bladder Cancer

The bladder is the organ that holds urine that is waiting to be voided. Currently, scientists are not sure of the cause of the bladder cancer, but we do think smoking increases the risk of developing bladder cancer. The Great American Smokeout is November 15 and is an excellent time to quit smoking. Symptoms of …

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Breast Cancer

The second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women is breast cancer, second only to skin cancer. About 1 in every 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Women in the U.S. have the second highest death rate for breast cancer, with lung cancer being the most prevalent cause of cancer death. Risk Factors: …

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Cancer Screening Guidelines

  Not all cancers are created equal. And not all cancer screening is equally effective at saving lives. For example, some doctors order ovarian cancer screening. But the tests used to help spot ovarian cancer often cause false alarms, increase costs, and lead to unnecessary procedures – without saving lives.1             Other types of screening, …

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer starts in the large intestine, and is one of the most deadlist forms of cancer. However with new medical innovation colon cancer is often completely curable if detected early. The American Cancer Society recommends colorectal screening for all men and women start at age 50. Symptoms of Colon Cancer include: Abdominal pain and …

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Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the most deadly cancer in America. It kills more men and women than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined. Cigarette smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer. Early Symptoms of Lung Cancer Chest pain Cough that doesn’t go away Coughing up blood Fatigue Weight loss with no known reason Loss …

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Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a cancer that starts in the prostate. The prostate gland wraps around the male’s urethra and aids in reproduction. Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death in men greater than 75 years of age.   Symptoms of Prostate Cancer Delayed or slowed start of urination Dribbling or leakage of urine, …

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