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Stop Smoking with S.T.A.R.T.

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We all know smoking’s health risks. There are also other problems that smoking can cause, such as enjoying physical activity or qualifying for Life Insurance. Still, knowing the benefits of quitting doesn’t make it any easier to do so. That’s because smoking tobacco is not only a physical addiction but also a psychological habit. Ready To Stop Smoking? Cigarettes have nicotine, which provides a...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

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November is officially Lung Cancer Awareness Month.  The event started back in 1995 as Lung Cancer Awareness Day. As the lung cancer community and the lung cancer movement grew, awareness activities increased. Therefore, it became apparent there was a need for a larger awareness campaign beyond just a day. On December 1, 2020, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution...

Cancer Patients Experiencing Chemo Brain: Get Those Feet Moving!

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This October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month was greeted with some early good news: reports released in September indicate that breast cancer patients experiencing symptoms like “chemo brain” can benefit greatly with regular exercise. What is “Chemo Brain”? “Chemo brain” refers to common symptoms often reported by patients while undergoing chemotherapy. These...

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Lung Cancer?

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Lung cancer is one of the deadliest diseases for both men and women. Although smoking can greatly increase your risk, you don’t have to be a smoker to develop a tumor in the lung. In the last 20 years, as the number of people who smoke has drastically decreased, the number of new cases of lung cancer has risen 23%. Learning the warning signs is important and could help save your or a loved...

Oral Cancer: The 5 Top Things That Put You at Risk

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More than 50,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer and cancers of the throat, tonsils and back of the tongue each year, with approximately 10,000 people unfortunately dying due to this illness. Oral cancer occurs when cells within the mouth develop mutations in their DNA. As the mutated cells accumulate, a tumor forms and can spread to other parts of the body. Though these mutations can...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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This year, March 5 is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s “Dress in Blue Day”. The organization asks people to wear blue clothing or a blue ribbon to raise awareness about the disease, those impacted by it, and raise money for organizations working to advance research and treatments. Every year, about 140,000 people in the United States get colorectal cancer. 1 in 23 men and 1 in 25 women will...

Hero’s Battle Brings Renewed Attention to Colon Cancer

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On August 28, Chadwick Boseman passed away after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was only 43. Some of his greatest movies – including “42”, “Marshall”, and the billion-dollar grossing hit “Black Panther”, about the Marvel Comics superhero – were sometimes filmed during and between multiple surgeries and chemotherapy sessions. His death has returned attention to a disease with...

5 Ways to Join the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. About 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their life. Everyone, women and men, should want to do their part to raise awareness and do their part to find a cure. Whether you’re a breast cancer survivor, know someone who is combatting the disease, or just want to increase awareness and join the fight against breast cancer, here are 5 ways to do a lot...

Need A Really Good Reason to Exercise? How About Cancer Prevention?

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If this doesn’t get you off the couch, we don’t know what will. According to a 2018 report by the American Institute for Cancer Research and the World Cancer Research Fund, positive lifestyle changes such as exercising could cut cancer diagnoses in half. A joint study by The National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society showed that exercise can reduce the risk of...

What You Eat (And Don’t Eat) Could Help Prevent Cancer

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When it comes to cancer prevention, the saying “You are what you eat” may apply. We might also add: “You aren’t what you DON’T eat.” According to the World Cancer Research Fund, about 20% of all cancers diagnosed in the US are linked to excess body fat, physical inactivity, too much alcohol, and last but not least, poor nutrition. Processed foods are the main...

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