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Cancer Scans for Men's Health

Posted 11-19-2013 02:26 PM by ChristaIB
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Cancer is an abnormal growth of cells that can damage organs and cause a number of serious medical issues. It is a disease that must be caught early to achieve good treatment results and a speedy recovery. One of the most commonly used methods for early detection is a cancer scan.

Common Cancer Risks for Men

Men are more susceptible to certain types of cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the top three cancer...
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Lung Cancer: Smoking and Other Causes

Posted 10-29-2013 04:44 PM by ChristaIB
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November is Lung Cancer Awareness month. Unfortunately not many people are fully aware of the prevalence of this disease--it affects more than 370,000 people in the U.S. each year--or what it entails. Over 1.37 million people worldwide succumb to this disease each year. Take this opportunity to learn more about
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Living with COPD

Posted 02-05-2013 07:24 AM by Gizmo1248
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Hello!

Today, is the first day of my journal. I plan on using this to help me articulate my thoughts, feelings and fears in reference to my disease. You see, I have severe COPD, and lung cancer. The cancer has been taken care of through surgery. I was blessed, it was stage 1A, so the cancer was removed by taking out two of my three right lobes. I do get CAT scans every three months for the next...
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Just Before Retirement

Posted 09-29-2011 09:01 PM by Stepladder
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My husband had emergency heart stent surgery on Feb 14, 2011 (he had a 75% blockage) On the chest xray before surgery they found a mass on his lung. After many tests, we found out he has stage 4 lung cancer and 2 brain tumors. Our life, as we knew it, just stopped. He has gone thru radiation for his brain tumors which are shrinking, thank God. But his lung cancer is hard to manage. He is now on Genzar Chemo which makes him very tired and sleeps a lot a couple of days after treatment. I am...
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Daddy is oficially diagnosied with Lung Cancer

Posted 09-23-2011 12:49 PM by Joeygirl1104

Today, September 23, 2011, my daddy was diagnosed with lung cancer after a lung biospy Tuesday of this week.

We go Monday for a PET scan so the doctors can see if the cancer is confined to his lung area or if it has spread.

I am worried, scared, anxious and wondering how in the hell to prepare myself to tell the first person who ever loved me unconditionally, "goodbye".
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