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A Guide to Cancer Screenings by Age

Regular cancer screenings are an effective tool for early detection – which leads to faster treatment and the potential for better health outcomes. Download our cancer screenings guide to find out which screenings are recommended for you.

Move more! A great New Year’s resolution that may reduce your cancer risk.

A New Year's resolution is a tradition in which you make a promise to do an act of self-improvement. Being more physically active is one of the top five most common New Year’s resolutions. Whether you want to get in shape for vanity or for health, you should know that exercise can reduce your risk of chronic diseases, including more than 13 different types of cancer.

Cancer Screening in the Community

While many Americans have routine cancer screenings, even more struggle to find access to the resources they need. Ackerman Cancer Center has compiled a list of local, free or low-cost cancer screening resources to ensure you are able to get screened regularly and affordably.

Your Guide to Eating Healthier During the Holidays

The holidays are the most common time of year for people to fall into the temptation of overeating and gain some extra weight. But you don't need to avoid your favorite treats in order to keep your diet on track - learn more in this week's Wellness Bulletin.

What You Didn’t Know about Apples

You probably know that apples are a refreshing, healthy snack. But did you know that they are full of strong antioxidants, and have been linked to reduced risk for cancer, cardiovascular disease, and type II diabetes? Find out more in this week's Wellness Bulletin.

Cancer Treatment Options for Brain Metastasis

Brain metastasis is a condition in which cancer spreads from one part of the body to grow one or more secondary tumors in the brain. Cancers that may cause brain metastasis in their later stages include: lung, breast, and renal cancers, as well as melanoma and lymphoma. Most brain cancers are actually secondary cancers; in fact, primary brain tumors are quite rare. All of that said, brain metastases are treatable, and treatment plans can be created to make the patient comfortable. It is important to remember that not all cancers are equal, so treatment options will change to fit the individual patient and their prognosis. The treatment options available to the individual patient may depend on factors such as the size, quantity of, and origin site of the tumor(s).

Does vegetarianism reduce exposure to Endocrine Disruptors?

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that interfere with the body’s endocrine system, often producing adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects. Some researchers believe that concentration of EDCs can be linked to diet, and a recent study of the Jewish population gives new insight into this theory.

Surgery vs. Radiation for Prostate Cancer

A recent study published online in the medical journal "European Urology" indicated that radiation therapy and surgery are equally effective in treating even aggressive prostate cancer. The study was the first of its kind to compare radiation therapy and surgery outcomes and side effects in patients with aggressive forms of prostate cancer.

Coping with Cancer During the Holidays

As Andy Williams once sang, the holidays can be the “most wonderful time of the year.” But because of travel plans, coordinating family schedules, and making sure everyone gets along at the dinner table, the holidays can also be very difficult. If you’re a cancer patient or cancer survivor, the holiday season may be even more challenging. In an effort to help our patients and post-treatment survivors enjoy the holidays to their fullest, Ackerman Cancer Center has compiled the following list of tips for your consideration.

Improving IBS Symptoms with Diet

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. This chronic condition can substantially reduce quality of life and work productivity. Modifications to diet and lifestyle may be able to help reduce or even eliminate the many symptoms associated with IBS.

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