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What To Look For and Where To Look For Skin Cancer
What To Look For and Where To Look For Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common of all cancers and the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Sarah Cannon recommends regular full body skin self-exams and skin exams by your doctor starting at age 20. To learn more about full body skin exams, check […]

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Full-Body Skin Exam: What To Expect
Full-Body Skin Exam: What To Expect

Early detection is key for skin cancer. Starting at age 20, in addition to performing regular full-body skin self-exams, you should have skin exams by your doctor. Here is what you can expect at a full-body skin exam with your dermatologist. Who performs the exam? A dermatologist will typically perform a full-body skin exam. You […]

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Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the esophagus – the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: Squamous cell cancer – from the epithelial cells that line the  esophagus Adenocarcinoma – from the glandular cells in lower part of the esophagus, near the stomach According to […]

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Preventing Colon Cancer Together
Preventing Colon Cancer Together

Colorectal cancer screenings are an important step toward early diagnosis, but many people avoid colonoscopies because of fear of discomfort. With the increase in incidence of colorectal cancer in younger age groups, Sarah Cannon and other organizations including the American Cancer Society are recommending screening start as early as 45 years old. Sarah Cannon recommends […]

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What You Should Know About GI Cancers
What You Should Know About GI Cancers

By Gwen Spector, BSN, RN, COCN, Complex GI Cancer Nurse Navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Healthcare According to the GI Cancers Alliance, gastrointestinal cancers (combined) are the most common form of cancer in the United States. Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers occur in the organs that make up the digestive system, also known as […]

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