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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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What Are Treatment Options for Colon Cancer?
What Are Treatment Options for Colon Cancer?

If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, you undoubtedly have many questions, not the least of which is, “What are my treatment options?” While there are several therapies available to treat colon cancer, your doctor’s recommendation will be based on two key factors: where the cancer is located and to what extent it has spread. Like […]

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How Is Head and Neck Cancer Treated?
How Is Head and Neck Cancer Treated?

There are a variety of treatment options that are available for head and neck cancer, and your medical team will develop an individualized care plan for your specific cancer type and location. The treatment for any person may depend on a number of factors including the location, type of cancer, stage of cancer, as well […]

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Are There Screenings for Gynecologic Cancer?
Are There Screenings for Gynecologic Cancer?

While the medical community has well-established screening tests and guidelines for breast cancer (mammograms),colorectal cancer (colonoscopies), and other types of cancer, there currently are not many screening recommendations for most gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancer includes: Cervical cancer Ovarian cancer Fallopian tube cancer Primary peritoneal cancer Uterine cancer Vaginal cancer Vulvar cancer Gynecologic cancer screening guidelines […]

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