Why You Might Want To Extend ‘Dry January’ To Every Month

After booze-soaked holidays and the desire to get back in shape and healthier at the top of a new year, many may feel inspired to temporarily go alcohol-free or at least significantly cut back. However, come February, they often find themselves back to their old drinking habits (a nightly glass of wine, a few cocktails at their weekly ‘Happy Hour,’ binge drinking on the weekends).

Kirstie Alley’s Colon Cancer Was Recently Discovered Before Her Death. Be Proactive With Home Screenings.

It seems like every month I learn about yet another person being diagnosed with or passing from colorectal cancer. This cancer, which is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the United States according to the American Cancer Society, is also affecting many younger people.

Young Woman Refused Colonoscopy For Several Months. Discovers She Has Colon Cancer and Lynch Syndrome

The following story is not only very sad but also, in my opinion, incredibly infuriating. A young, African-American woman named Ashley Teague started losing weight back in 2019. Teague was 28-years-old at the time. After finally having the colonoscopy, Teague discovered that she had a tumor in her colon the size of a baseball.

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Young Women Must Also Be Proactive

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Chances are that you know someone that has been affected by this cancer.

Study Finds Frequent Sex May Help Prevent Prostate Cancer. Here’s What You Need To Know

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. To give you a bit more perspective, in 2124, “half of all men can count on developing prostate cancer.” By being proactive about men's health, we will be able to lower cancer rates and lessen the likelihood of other chronic and serious illnesses.

Recent Devastating Diagnosis Of Colorectal Cancer Reinforces Why We Must Be Proactive

It seems like every month I discover yet another heartbreaking story about colorectal cancer. Recently in northern England, a 35-year-old father named Dean Whelan was diagnosed with colorectal cancer on his daughter’s first birthday. He did not experience any symptoms until about two months prior to receiving the diagnosis.

Why Your Colon May Not Agree With Your Summer Grilling Plans

I’m proactive as I can be about doing everything in my power to prevent diseases such as cancer. One cancer in particular that I am especially mindful is colorectal cancer, and here are a few reasons why:

Vitamin B3 for Skin Cancer Prevention?

So, what else can you do to help protect yourself and your family from the damaging rays of the sun? Well, according to recent research from the University of Sydney, you may want to consider adding vitamin B3 to your sun protection arsenal.

Be Proactive About Medical Gaslighting

“The essence of dehumanization is the denial of another person’s reality. To be told, in the absence of clinical evidence, that one’s pain is not real or that one’s biological symptoms are exaggerated or psychosomatic, is medical gaslighting,”

April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month – Here’s What You Need to Know

Every hour of every day, at least one man is diagnosed with testicular cancer (also known as cancer of the testes). The testicles are responsible for producing sperm and male sex hormones.

There May Be a Link Between Opioids & Pancreatic Cancer. Be Proactive

I write a lot about cancer prevention and how adopting healthy lifestyle habits, such as eating a nutrient-dense diet and exercising regularly, may assist with this. I will revisit this with you as it pertains to pancreatic cancer, but after hearing about the death of Siegfried Fischbacher, I wanted to do some investigating to see if there is something new and perhaps widely unheard of about this type of cancer.

MRIs May Provide More Accurate, Less Risky Prostate Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Some physicians no longer recommend the PSA test except in very specific situations, and others prefer to leave the decision to their patients’ “personal preference” based on their individual situations after weighing the benefits and risks of the test (which is the current recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force). 

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