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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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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┬ádigestive system, also known as […]

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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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