Did you know that lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women? Did you also know that according to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women. Each year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast and prostate cancers combined. This is true because lung cancer is typically already more advanced when someone seeks medical attention for already existing symptoms. This makes early diagnosis crucial, as it provides the best chance for effective treatment options and better prognosis.
If you’re a parent of a preteen or teen, we know you have many questions about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. HPV causes cancer. Cancer can be prevented. The HPV vaccine is the first line of defense against several types of cancers. However, many parents still struggle with the decision to vaccinate their son or daughter, as information about the vaccine can be confusing.
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Ah … the new year has begun and so have the new year’s resolutions. What are you taking on in 2016? Getting a better grasp on your finances? Losing weight? Traveling more? Well, let us give you some support so you can be successful in your resolutions that involve your health. Over the next four weeks, we’ll be touching on some of the common resolutions we make and offering you some food for thought.
Can you identify which image here is the dense breast? If you guessed the one on the left, you’re right. Were you aware that this year Massachusetts implemented a law that requires all mammography providers to notify patients in writing of their breast density and why? Read on to learn what you need to know about this new law.