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Cancer Scans for Men's Health

Posted 11-19-2013 at 03:26 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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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 at 05:44 PM by ChristaIB (HealthBoards Blog)
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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 at 08:24 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 2 years, just to be on the safe side.

In aspect...
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