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Finding Lung Cancer Early Saves Lives

Submitted by Victor Banzon, MD

Evidence-based screening can find cancer before it spreads Doctors who treat lung cancer want to catch the disease in its earliest stages, before patients even start showing symptoms. That’s because symptoms — such as a cough that does not go away, weight loss, or chest pain that is worse with deep...
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What Do Our Moles Tell Us?

Submitted by Melissa Taylor, NP-C

Most of us have them - those dark brown, pink or skin colored spots that can be found anywhere on our body. During Melanoma Awareness Month, take some time to check your moles and get to know more about them. Moles or nevi that are present at birth or appear during the first three months are called...
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New Tools Help Us Find Colon Cancer Earlier

Submitted by Dr. Robert Deckmann

Treatment most effective in early stages Colorectal cancer can be a devastating illness, and accounts for about 50,000 deaths each year in the United States, making it the country’s second-leading cause of cancer death. But colon cancer’s slow growth rate — it usually takes years for a precancerous...
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Breast Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Submitted by Dr. Ellen Bahtiarian, MD

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to review breast cancer screenings and learn about the advanced breast care technologies avaiable at Beebe Healthcare. Mammography is still the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. Between 1989 and 2012, there was a...
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Decrease Risk Factors to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

Women’s health is a hot topic in the media, whether it be in the magazine, newspaper, radio or television. Breast cancer is the number one cancer in women, with lung cancer being second. The risk factors for developing breast cancer are diverse, with only a few being related to genetics. About 60...
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Treating Cancer with HIPEC

Submitted by James Spellman, MD

Hyperthermic Intraoperative Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a method of treating cancer by delivering heated chemotherapy directly into the abdomen. This type of cancer treatment has been very successful in removing cancers of the stomach, appendix, colon, and ovaries. HIPEC is suitable for...
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Body Image Healing as a Cancer Survivor

Body image is a complicated subject. Instilled at a young age, we become aware of our bodies, how we feel in our skin, what makes us who we are, and how we want others to perceive us. Personal body image evolves throughout our lives and can be affected by any number of events or situations—puberty...
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Managing the Merriment while Coping with Cancer

Submitted by Srujitha Murukutla, MD

Family gatherings and celebrations are traditions that bring joy, however, they can be stressful, even under the best circumstances. Add a cancer diagnosis or treatment into the mix, and the weight can become unbearable. If you or someone you love is navigating the merriment with this extra burden...
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The Long-Term Effects of Vaping are Still Unknown

Submitted by Vikas Batra, MD

What is Vaping? Vaping can be defined as the act of inhaling vapor from e-liquid through a personal vaporizer. When users draw on the device, a battery within heats the liquid, which is then atomized into an inhalable vapor. The main components of e-liquid are propylene glycol and/or vegetable...
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Breast Cancer Month: More than Awareness

Everyone has been affected by breast cancer in some way. We’ve known someone, we’ve loved someone, or we’ve been someone who has fought this disease, but what now? Can we purchase enough pink to fund the research for a cure? We can try, but we also need more than awareness—we need action. So, let’s...
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