In an effort to help fight the second most common cancer among women in the United States, KGW and Cancer Treatment Centers of America want to remind you to “Save the 8th” of every month and perform a routine breast self-exam. Routine breast self-examinations may help save lives by detecting breast cancer in its early stages.
How to perform a self examination
Breast cancer symptoms
Types of breast cancer
Breast cancer stages
Cancer Treatment Centers of America believes there isn't one way to beat cancer - there are hundreds. For nearly 30 years, CTCA has been committed to finding the right combination of personalized cancer treatments for patients.
Being out in the sun is a reality for many throughout the summer months. The fun of barbeques, swimming and family gatherings should not be hampered by the unnecessary fear of a sun burn or a worry about future skin cancer.
Here are the basic tips for sun safety:
- Always use a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher and make sure to constantly reapply, especially if you are going to be swimming. Evidence of a tan indicates that the radiation received has overcome the protection afforded by the sunscreen.
- Try to stay inside between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Cover up as much as possible if you have to be outdoors during the high intensity hours.
- Watch for moles or marks that are changing in size, color or elevation and reach out to a doctor if you notice those changes.
Do you suffer from Chronic Pain?
More than a million people in Oregon suffer from chronic pain. Pain specialists use a combination of services, body and mind, to get your life back on track. Each patient is unique and customized treatment plans are essential to specifically treat your pain and return you to a pain-free life.
Some treatment plans may include:
- Identifying the source of the pain and why you are hurting.
- Treat the suffering from the pain (anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation)
- Pain control medication
- A personalized physical therapy plan
- Diagnostic therapeutic injections
Why Screening Matters:
Colon Cancer is the third most common type of cancer in both men and women in the US, and there are usually no symptoms. Which is why a screening colonoscopy is so important. Screenings allow doctors to remove polyps before they become cancerous as well as lead to early cancer detection. And if caught early, there is a 90% survival rate.
How Can You Reduce Your Risk?
The risk of getting colorectal cancer increases with age. The most common cases occur in people who are over the age of 49 and being screened for colorectal cancer can save your life. If you're 50 years old or older and haven't been screened, The Oregon Clinic can help you in the following ways:
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