50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
YOU can start your own OHANCAW in your hometown! Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week® (OHANCAW®) is a weeklong series of events that aim to educate the public about these potentially life-threatening but eminently treatable cancers and to promote prevention, screening and early detection. OHANCAW is highlighted by the free screenings and related activities held at participating medical centers across the country. The screenings are quick, painless, and designed to advance early diagnosis, which can lead to better outcomes. OHANCAW is sponsored by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA).
Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide and is many times caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
New technology has made it's way to the Wiregrass and will now give treatment options to patients with inoperable brain tumors.
Most cancers occur by chance, however, in some families there are more occurrences of cancer than by chance alone. Sisters, Lynn Cole and Terry Brewer have been directly affected and are now educating the community about the importance of genetic testing.
A new partnership with Southeast Alabama Medical Center and the University of Alabama Birmingham is helping cancer patients in the Wiregrass in more ways than one.
When it comes to detecting and diagnosing cancer, technology is constantly improving. Many times a cancer diagnosis is confirmed through advanced imaging technology. These techniques are also used to help guide physicians in devising strategic plans to attack the cancer.
Doctors may have a new way to prevent breast cancer in some patients.
Breast cancer can strike anyone at any age, and finding the right support group can bring strength and friendship during diagnosis, treatment and recovery
In May 2010, a program debuted here in the Wiregrass to help remind the community to do their monthly cancer checks. One year later, the program continues to bring awareness and is helping to save lives.
For many men, going to the doctor is not always on the top of their list of priorities, however, one local attorney says it was his trip to the doctor that saved his life.
A new program offered by the Alabama Department of Health gives everyone the opportunity to avoid a deadly diagnosis.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death of men and women in the United States. Promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle can decrease your chances of heart disease which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. Small changes in your daily routine can make a big difference in saving your life.
Each year, approximately 12,000 women in the United States get Cervical Cancer and all women are at risk.
Hearing the news that you or someone you know is diagnosed with cancer is never easy. However, one local hospital is making an effort to help those diagnosed live a longer and more fulfilling life despite their diagnosis.
Houston County Ranks Number one in lung cancer related deaths in the Wiregrass. Local doctors are making an effort to reduce that number by educating the community on prevention and awareness.
The Southeast Alabama Medical Center and WTVY have teamed up to fight cancer with a free cancer education and awareness program. Buddy Check 4 is free, easy to sign up and it could save your life or the life of someone you love.
Drugmaker Roche says U.S. health regulators have delayed a decision on whether to expand approval of its drug Avastin for breast cancer, a use that has generated vigorous debate among cancer specialists and patients.
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States but there is hope for the millions of people who are diagnosed every year.
Patients in the final stage of the disease have few options but a new drug is offering hope and more time.
Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer other than skin cancer in men in the United States. Early Detection is key to saving your life or the life of someone you know.
Doctors say a new tool could boost the cure rate for the nearly half a million women diagnosed with cervical cancer every year.
Medical bills can be a burden but they are especially draining for those who don't have any health insurance. Thanks to a grant from the Center for Disease Control, the Alabama Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program is saving some women's lives.
Southern California surfer Jodi Nelson had an admirable goal in mind when she decided to standup-paddle nearly 40 miles from Santa Catalina Island to Dana Point.
Losing breast not always best for cancer patients
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