Cancer

It’s never too early: How a colon cancer screening could save your life

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), women and men are encouraged to start regular colon cancer screenings at age 45. “You never really think you’re going to get cancer, unless you have a family history of it,” Brian says. “It’s never too early to get screened. Colon cancer is one of the cancers you can beat if it’s detected early. There is no reason to not get screened earlier.”

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Recognizing the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer

Early cancers of the ovaries often cause no symptoms and only about 20 percent of ovarian cancers are found at an early stage. Paying attention to a few potential warning signs and symptoms may improve the odds of early diagnosis and successful treatment.

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Tips on supporting a loved one through cancer

This year, National Cancer Survivor’s Day is celebrated on June 3. This is a day that recognizes cancer survivors and their loved ones. AAMC Nurse Navigator Jacqueline Shanahan shares a few tips to keep in mind along the journey of cancer.

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Melanoma: The invisible summertime danger

As the hot summer days approach, make sure to protect your skin from potential sunburns that can lead to health problems in the future, says Joanne Ebner, a cancer prevention program manager at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC).

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