Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix… the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Various strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted infection, play a role in causing most cervical cancer.
Breast cancer is a group of diseases in which cells in breast tissue change and divide uncontrolled, typically resulting in a lump or mass. Most breast cancers begin in the lobules (milk glands) or in the ducts that connect the lobules to the nipple.
Regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to detect breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. While no single test can detect all breast cancers early, we believe that performing self exams, in combination with other screening methods, can increase the odds of early detection.
It’s time to #ThinkPink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month and show the women & men in the fight that we support them. We feel awareness leads to early detection and that is a big part in the fight against cancer. #TogetherWeFight
Brain tumors are abnormal growths of cells in the brain. Although such growths are called brain tumors, not all brain tumors are cancer. Cancer is a term reserved for malignant tumors. Malignant tumors can grow and spread aggressively, overpowering…
The testicles are made up of many types of cells, each of which can develop into one or more types of cancer. It’s important to know the type of cell the cancer started in and what kind of cancer it is because they differ in how they’re treated and in their prognosis.
Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon cancer. In the United States, the lifetime risk of getting multiple myeloma is 1 in 132. It is estimated that in 2021, about 34,920 new cases will be diagnosed.
Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. Overall, the lifetime risk for developing kidney cancer in men is about 1 in 46. The lifetime risk for women is about 1 in 80. A number of factors also affect a person’s risk.
Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in the US for men & women. Many colorectal cancers can be prevented or caught early when they are easier to treat. That’s why getting screened is so important.
Finding cancer early, when it’s small and before it has spread, often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that’s not always the case.