Early Cancer Detection Screening

A screening is an examination for cancer or conditions that may become cancer in people who have no symptoms. Screenings can help doctors find and treat several types of cancer early on. Early detection is extremely important because the abnormal tissue or cancer formed may be much easier to treat. When symptoms of the majority of cancers begin to form, it may have begun to spread and is harder to treat. Continue reading “Early Cancer Detection Screening” »

Detecting Cancer Early With Screenings

Cancer is a major medical issue with thousands of cases being diagnosed each year. Screening for cancer is complicated. A doctor may order a biopsy or conduct a urinalysis. However, they also may order a blood test. Continue reading “Detecting Cancer Early With Screenings” »

The Basics on Testicular Cancer Every Man Should Know

We’ve written briefly about testicular cancer on Your Health Your Choice before, pointing out that all men should conduct regular self-examinations to catch the disease before it progresses too far.

Since April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, we want to provide a little more information about this form of cancer.¬†We’re sharing the key facts all men should know, including signs and risk factors of testicular cancer and preventative measures to take.

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Myths About Clinical Testing

A lot of people have ideas that just aren’t correct about clinical testing. And this means that a lot of people are missing out on the major health benefits you can get from taking advantage of your local ARCpoint Labs facility. So today, let’s get the facts about clinical testing services.

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Top Ways to Protect Yourself From UV Exposure on Vacation

As we head deeper into July and further into vacation season, are you armed with all of the information you need about how to stay healthy when you travel?

A summer sunburn is almost a rite of passage for many vacationers. Lounging on the beach in a bathing suit drinking margaritas is, for many people, what a vacation is all about.

While spending all day on the beach may be fun, it dramatically increases your risk for UV exposure and the dangers associated with it, including skin aging and, worse, skin cancer.

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The Basics on Colorectal Cancer

Although colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States, it’s a disease that receives less attention than it should. That’s why President Bill Clinton established March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 2000.

Who is at greatest risk for colorectal cancer, and how can you best protect yourself against the disease? In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing the basics on colorectal cancer.

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New Research Shows That Mammograms May Not Be as Crucial As You Think

Women above the age of 50 have long been told that getting a mammogram every 2 years was a necessity. In the United States, it seems like women take heed — health professionals conduct 37 million mammograms on an annual basis, with 3/4 of women 40+ receiving a mammogram in the past year. Preventative screenings like these were thought to be key to catching cancer and helping women pursue treatment before the disease progressed too far.

Yet a recently-released study now has researchers questioning the value of mammograms. Here are the insights that this 25-year study revealed — and what they mean for women’s health.

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