Posted: 11/11/2013 - November is National Lung Cancer Awareness month. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women
Posted: 10/04/2013 - Screening mammogram are x-ray exams of the breasts that are used for women who have no breast symptoms. The goal of a screening mammogram is to find breast cancer when it’s too small to be felt by a woman or her doctor. Finding small breast cancers early (before they have grown and spread) with a screening mammogram greatly improves a woman’s chance for successful treatment.
Posted: 09/05/2013 - IN THIS MONTH'S INSTALLMENT OF BUDDY CHECK 4, WE ARE DISCUSSING WOMEN'S HEALTH. DR. STEPHANIE GIBSON, OB/GYN FROM WOMEN'S MEDICAL CENTER AND LADONNA DANFORD FROM SAMC ARE HERE TO TELL US ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR YEARLY ROUTINE HEALTH APPOINTMENTS.
Posted: 09/05/2013 - BUDDY CHECK 4 IS A FREE CANCER AWARENESS PROGRAM DEDICATED TO BRINGING YOU THE LATEST HEALTH INFORMATION ON HOW TO STAY CANCER FREE.
Posted: 09/04/2013 - Cervical cancer can often be found early, and sometimes even prevented entirely, by having regular Pap tests. If detected early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.
Posted: 09/04/2013 - Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3% of cancers among women, but it causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
Posted: 09/04/2013 - Researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and colleagues have found promising results from a study intended to find a way to accurately detect ovarian cancer in its early stages.
Posted: 07/31/2013 - TOP CANCER RESEARCHERS SAY THEY'VE COME UP WITH A NEW MATH MODEL TO PREDICT A WOMAN'S RISK OF BREAST, OVARIAN AND WOMB CANCER.
Posted: 07/30/2013 - In a press conference held Friday, top officials from CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics announced that HPV vaccination rates in girls aged 13-17 years failed to increase between 2011 and 2012, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Three-dose coverage actually declined slightly from 2011 to 2012...
Posted: 04/05/2013 - 50 Facts about Oral, Head and Neck Cancer
Posted: 04/05/2013 - 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).
Posted: 01/04/2012 - Cervical cancer is the third most common type of cancer in women worldwide and is many times caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
Posted: 12/05/2011 - New technology has made it's way to the Wiregrass and will now give treatment options to patients with inoperable brain tumors.
Updated: 10/04/2011 - 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.
Posted: 08/04/2011 - 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.
Updated: 07/07/2011 - 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.
Updated: 06/06/2011 - Doctors may have a new way to prevent breast cancer in some patients.
Posted: 06/03/2011 - Breast cancer can strike anyone at any age, and finding the right support group can bring strength and friendship during diagnosis, treatment and recovery