April 9, 2019
Prostate cancer and testicular cancer are two different diseases affecting the male reproductive system. These cancers occur in two different locations and commonly affect men at different stages of their life. Because of these differences, it’s important for ALL men to learn as much as they can so they can take the appropriate steps toward early detection.
April 2, 2019
By: Lori McNeill
Holly Rose’s Story
Holly Rose had just turned 39 when she read a Facebook post from a longtime friend reminding readers to give themselves a breast self-exam. She hadn’t been planning to schedule her first mammogram until she was 40, and she was not in the habit of performing breast self-exams to check for signs of breast cancer. Yet, after seeing that post, she did perform a self-exam ... and found a large lump.
It was breast cancer.
“I’d caught it early enough to save my breast, and more importantly, my life,” said Holly.
April 1, 2019
Lymph nodes (also called lymph glands) are an important are part of your immune system. If your lymph nodes become enlarged or feel sensitive to the touch, that is their way of letting you know that your body is fighting an infection. In addition to that, they function as an early warning system for some types of cancer, including lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer.
March 27, 2019
Inflammatory breast cancer is a rare but aggressive form of breast cancer. This cancer, which accounts for 1% to 5% of all breast cancer diagnoses in the United States, forms in the cells that line the breasts’ milk ducts, but quickly spreads to nearby lymph nodes and sometimes, to other tissues in the body. The cancer is called “inflammatory” because the cancer cells usually block the lymph vessels in the breast. This blockage causes a buildup of fluid, which then leads to inflammation that is usually red and tender to the touch.
February 21, 2019
When it comes to cervical cancer, nearly all cases are caused by exposure to the human papillomavirus, or HPV. Thankfully, cervical cancer is almost always preventable. Understanding more about HPV and cervical health, in general, can greatly help in the prevention of this kind of cancer. Here’s some important information every woman should know.