Cancer Awareness

Did You Know? A Few Facts About Head and Neck Cancer

Cancer of the head and neck is a little known type of cancer but it affects more than 55,000 people in the U.S. each year and accounts for approximately 3 percent of all cancer cases in the country. This type of cancer can occur in the mouth, throat, larynx (voice …

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Cancer Screening Info
colonscopy ready

How to Get (Mentally and Physically) Colonoscopy Ready

It’s one of the most dreaded screenings on people’s healthcare to-do lists. Colonoscopy time. Often the anticipation — and a little unpleasantness as you prep — is much worse than the actual test. Here’s why getting over that mental hurdle and getting it done is so important: Colorectal cancer is …

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Understanding Your Body
Your Dentist and Your Health

What Your Dentist Can Tell You About Your Health

Could your mouth be the window to your overall health? That may be taking it a bit far, but your mouth is one of the first places in your body that can indicate if you are sick or have an underlying health problem. For this reason, regular dental check-ups are an important part of maintaining health …

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Coping with Cancer
Cancer Support Services

How to Find the Right Cancer Support Services

For people going through a cancer journey, finding the right cancer support services — care that goes beyond the medical care or treatment they may be getting — can be crucial for maintaining their well-being. Connecting with others who have endured similar experiences, learning more about their specific diagnosis and …

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Cancer Screenings
New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know

New Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know

Recently, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force updated its guidelines for prostate cancer screening. Prostate cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed in men, and has the second highest rate of mortality – so staying up to date on the latest recommendations is important for your health. Craig Rogers, M.D., …

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Breast Cancer Awareness
3 Things Patients Should Know About Breast Cancer

3 Things Patients Need to Know About Breast Cancer

When it comes to a breast cancer diagnosis (or any cancer diagnosis, for that matter) each patient is different. From the way they handle the initial diagnosis to their course of treatment, every cancer journey is unique. Lisa Newman, M.D., a surgical breast oncologist at Henry Ford Health System, works …

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Breast Cancer Awareness
The Facts About Male Breast Cancer

The Facts About Male Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is more often associated with women – and for obvious reasons. Many of us know someone – a sister, friend, coworker or other relative who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, about 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point during …

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Understanding Health Risks

Does Using Deodorant Increase Your Cancer Risk?

In recent years, rumors have swirled that suggest deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, specifically breast cancer. And while the National Cancer Institute says there’s no conclusive evidence to back up that statement, plenty of women – and men – are still concerned about underarm odor control products. Your armpits are …

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Breast Cancer Awareness

6 Breast Cancer Myths, Solved

Any cancer diagnosis brings with it a lot of fear, and a lot of questions. For many, a diagnosis is unfamiliar, and people may resort to trusting information they may have heard or read. Unfortunately, some of this information regarding cancer and treatment may be inaccurate or incomplete. Lisa Newman, …

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Coping with Cancer

What to Expect After Head and Neck Cancer Surgery

For patients with a form of head and neck cancer, surgery to remove the tumor is frequently part of the treatment process. It’s important for patients and their loved ones to become familiar with the surgical process and understand how it may affect them physically, as well as mentally, afterward. …

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