We often hear people say that “cancer runs in the family,” and in some cases this proves to be true, with abnormal genes being passed along from generation to generation, therefore making cancer within the family a hereditary issue. However, cancer “running in the family,” tends to occur because many family members have certain risk factors in common.
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As we age, we tend to have more and more doctors’ appointments and tests scheduled – ever wonder why? With age, we become more susceptible to certain diseases and cancers. Here’s the good news: preventative care and early detection greatly increases the chances for successful treatment!
We continually hear that preventative efforts and early detection is the recipe for success when it comes to living a prolonged and healthy life. So, which routine screenings are most necessary for women, and at what age?
Did you know that oral care is extremely important during chemotherapy? This week we’re fortunate enough to have an expert guest blogger, Dr. Marc Tindell, DMD, to further explain why some of the most uncomfortable side effects of undergoing chemotherapy are the resulting mouth ulcers, oral tissue sloughing and relentless pain.