October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness MontheIt’s time to get your pink on! October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everything from NFL uniforms to Facebook covers will go pink to increase awareness of this disease that the American Cancer Society expects to report more than 232,000 new cases in 2013 (and more than 2,000 cases in men). Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, breast cancer is the leading form of cancer among women. Continue reading

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness MonthWe recently shared some good information with you regarding Ovarian Cancer Awareness and today we would like to educate you about a serious cancer for men. One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men, second only to lung cancer.  Continue reading

September is Ovarian Cancer Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Month

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More than 20,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year, and approximately 15,000 women die annually from the disease. In women age 35-74, ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated one woman in 71 will develop ovarian cancer during her lifetime. Most cases are diagnosed in their later stages when the prognosis is poor. However, if diagnosed and treated early, when the cancer is confined to the ovary, the five-year survival rate is over 90 percent.  Continue reading