cancer cell
9Nov, 2017

SYMPTOMS of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system. It can cause a variety of symptoms, depending the type of lymphoma, and on where it is in the body. There are often no symptoms until it grows quite large. COMMON SYMPTOMS INCLUDE: Swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin or underarms Fatigue Unexplained weight loss Fever Night sweats Abdominal pain or swelling Frequent or severe infections Feeling full after eating only a small amount of food Coughing or shortness of breath Easy bruising or bleeding Chest pain […]
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breast cancer awareness
18Oct, 2017

Breast Cancer – What You Should Know

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Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and develops when cells in the breast begin to abnormally grow out of control. A tumor commonly forms as a result of uncontrolled cell growth. A tumor can be benign or malignant. Malignant tumors are considered cancerous, (and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body) while benign tumors are not. The most common breast cancers start in the ducts that carry milk to the nipple or in glands that make breast milk. This typically […]
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child cancer doctor
13Sep, 2016

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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It is devastating to hear that any family member has cancer. It is especially heartbreaking when the loved one who receives this diagnosis is a child, which is why September has been declared Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. While the statistics are grim, it is important to print them so we all know how critical it is to continue to fund research and treatment centers for both the children and their families. Some facts about childhood cancer: Every day, 43 children are diagnosed, and 12% of them will not survive. The […]
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Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
3Jan, 2015

January: Cervical Health Awareness Month

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The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC) is raising awareness for women with or at risk for cervical cancer and Human papillomavirus (HPV). January is dedicated to helping women become educated on cervical health and disease risks and prevention. Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is cancer that starts in the cervix. The cervix is the narrow opening into the uterus from the vagina. More than 12,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year and more than 4,000 of them will die. Cervical cancer is one of the most […]
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Lung cancer
19Nov, 2014

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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Understanding Your Lungs Your lungs are sponge like organs that are responsible for getting oxygen from the air you breath to the blood traveling your circulatory system. Your lungs can be compared to a tree as they continue to break off into smaller and smaller ‘branches’. When you breath, air travels down your wind pipe or trachea. Your trachea then separates into left and right bronchial tubes which lead to the left and right lung. The bronchi split into smaller and smaller tubes that will end in alveoli. Alveoli are […]
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