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Is A Mammogram Painful?

Talk to twenty women who have had more than one mammogram in their life, and you will get several different answers to the question: “Is a mammogram painful?”

Uncomfortable and scary may be a common answer. A few might say painful, but it only lasted a few seconds. Others may say it was no big deal.

Anxiety about the test, your personal pain threshold, and the technician all play a huge part in a woman’s perspective relative to their mammogram

Let’s discover a few tips to reduce any discomfort during a mammogram, and review why a mammogram should be an essential part of a woman’s health plan.


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What’s The Difference Between Prostate And Testicular Cancer?

Prostate and testicular cancers occur in different parts of the body, and they commonly affect men at different stages of their life. These two basic differences between prostate and testicular cancer are significant for all men to understand, so they can take appropriate precautions to detect tumors early.


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Should My Child Get the HPV Vaccine?

What is HPV?

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States, with nearly everyone being infected at some point in their lives. In fact, it is estimated that 79 million Americans are infected with some type of HPV, and around 14 million new cases occur each year. 
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Cervical Cancer Detection and Prevention

40 years ago, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in American women. Since then, the number of deaths has significantly decreased due to increased awareness of the symptoms and testing methods for this disease. Although the numbers have improved, approximately 12,000 women will be diagnosed and 4,120 will die from the disease this year.


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World Cancer Day 2017

Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world. Every year, approximately 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer and 7.6 million of them will die from the disease.

For World Cancer Day in 2017, individuals and organizations are adopting the “We can. I can” approach to cancer. This means that organizations and individuals will both do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.


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Top Cancers in Men

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland that assists with reproduction, but as you age, it increases in size and can lead to complications such as BPH and prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is #1 on that list of common cancers in men. According to the most recent figures, in 2014 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is about 27% of all cancer diagnoses. In fact about 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The average age for this diagnosis is between the ages of 65-69 and that accounts for 65% of all diagnoses.
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