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Category: Cancer

Apr 4, 2022

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

Exercise is Important in Prevention In 2000, President Bill Clinton dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The purpose of this designation is to increase public awareness of the facts about colon cancer – a cancer that is preventable, treatable and has a high survival rate. Regular screening tests, expert medical care and a […]

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Nov 3, 2021

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

Lung Cancer is a deadly disease. Until recently, a chest X-ray, often used only after patients developed symptoms, discovered the disease when it was in its late stages.

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Oct 11, 2021

Exercise May Improve Breast Cancer Survival

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and there is good news to report! A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association from Harvard has found that regular exercise can improve the survival of patients with breast cancer. I have discussed these findings with local physician, Dr. Christopher Peters of Northeast Radiation […]

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Mar 8, 2021

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

The risk of colon cancer increases with age, as 90 percent of those diagnosed are older than age 50. A family history of colon cancer increases risk.

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Nov 18, 2020

SCREENING FOR LUNG CANCER SAVES LIVES!

Lung Cancer is a deadly disease. Until recently, there was not an effective and safe screening test. A chest X-ray, often used only after patients developed symptoms, discovered the disease when it was in its late stages. This is about to change. Those who are at high risk for lung cancer can now be screened annually using low-dose spiral CT scans

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Oct 15, 2018

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month GCSOM “Health & Exercise Forum” - 3rd Monday of the Month… Guest Columnist: Daniel Savaria, GCSOM, MD4 Daniel Savaria of Collegeville is a 4th year medical student at Gesinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). He is a 2012 graduate of Muhlenberg College and received a master of biomedical science […]

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Jul 16, 2018

Protect your skin for your health and looks

Guest Columnist: Eduardo Ortiz, MD4 This week’s article was written by Eduardo Ortiz, a fourth year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). Eduardo majored in Biology and minored in Art History at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. As president of the Dermatology Interest group, he helped organize a free skin cancer […]

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Jul 17, 2017

Protect your skin, for your health and looks

Protect Your Skin …for your health and looks! Guest Columnist: Eduardo Ortiz, MD3 This week’s article was written by Eduardo Ortiz, a third year medical student at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM). Eduardo majored in Biology and minored in Art History at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. As president of the Dermatology Interest […]

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Apr 17, 2017

Breast cancer & metastasis: what does it mean?

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Breast Cancer & Metastasis: What does it mean?  By Pamela Lucchesi, PhD, FAHA Dr. Lucchesi Chair of Basic Sciences and Professor of Physiology at Geisinger Commonwealth […]

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Feb 20, 2017

Clinical Trials are Essential for Cancer Prevention and Treatment

This column is a monthly feature of “Health & Exercise Forum” in association with the students and faculty of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly The Commonwealth Medical College). Clinical Trials – America’s Most Under Used Resource February is National Cancer Prevention Month and Clinical Trials are Essential for Research in Cancer Prevention and Treatment! […]

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