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Learn Your Risk for Lung Cancer
Every day, about 200,000 people are diagnosed and 150,000 people die from lung cancer. It kills almost twice as many women as breast cancer. In fact, it’s been the #1 cancer killer of women since 1987. These statistics are scary, but many lung ...
All About Breast Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, the average risk of a woman in the U.S. developing breast cancer during her lifetime is about 12 percent. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, second only to lung cancer, and ...
Could You Be at Risk for Prostate Cancer?
The prostate is a small, walnut-sized gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body through the penis, runs through the center of the prostate. As men age, the prostate ...
A Cancer Diagnosis: What Happens Next?
How did this happen? Where do I go for treatment? What are the side effects? How much will it cost? Can I continue to work? What role will my family and friends play? Is this the right treatment plan for me? Will my insurance cover the costs? Why me? ...
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men's Health
Awareness, Education & Prevention Are Key for Men’s Health Did you know about 12 percent of men ages 18 and older are in fair or poor health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? For men, the leading causes of ...
10 Tips for Healthy Summer Skin
Did you know skin cancer is the most common of all cancers ? Each year in the U.S., more than 5.4 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer are treated in more than 3.3 million people. While summer is a wonderful time of year, the heat and sun can ...
Puppy Love: The Benefits of Therapy Dogs
Even if you have great human relationships, there’s something very special about the unconditional love and acceptance you feel from your pet. If you’re a pet owner, you already understand the benefits we get from positive interactions ...
Making Strides Against Cancer
Cancer is a devastating illness, with the power to wreak physical, emotional, and financial havoc on individuals and families. So when a report published earlier this year in the American Cancer Society’s A Cancer Journal for Clinicians ...
Car Safety: Not Just Seatbelts and Airbags
When you’re at the beach or lounging by the pool, most of us know how important it is to practice the basics of skin safety. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, liberally and often. Wear breathable, light-colored ...
Cancer Patients Benefit When East Meets West
Earlier this year, Frederick Regional Health System opened an Integrative Medicine program at its James M Stockman Cancer Institute. According to the program’s director Dr. Patrick Mansky, Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine and ...
Four Common Questions About Prostate Cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, one in nine adult males will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. That’s why it’s so important for men to have a regular screening test performed starting at age 50, or sooner ...
Save Your Skin
Our skin is our protector. It keeps our body safe from infection, injury and dangerous heat and cold. Yet our skin is not exempt from needing its own protection, most importantly from the sun. Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer, ...
Over 50? Here's What You Need to Know About Colorectal Cancer
This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 97,220 new cases of colon cancer and 43,030 new cases of rectal cancer. Overall, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about 1 in 22 (4.49%) for men and 1 in 24 (4.15%) for women. ...
Everything You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer
Every year, nearly 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Thanks to advanced vaccination and screening options, cervical cancer is one of few cancers that’s highly preventable and treatable. January marks Cervical Health ...
New Yoga Classes at ProMotion Fitness+
Yoga is a combination of poses and postures designed to increase strength and flexibility. Research shows that by participating in a consistent yoga practice, one gains not only increased flexibility, strength, balance, vitality, and energy but also ...
A Guide to Lung Cancer Screening
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Every year, more people die from lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. The ...
National Radiologic Technology Week 2017
Frederick Regional Health System is celebrating National Rad Tech week and we’d like to thank our Radiologic Technologists for the vital service they provide to our community! On any given day, thousands of people across the country undergo ...
It's National Mammography Day-Schedule Your Mammogram Today!
On Oct. 20, join Frederick Regional Health System as we celebrate National Mammography Day—a day to remind all women that the best defense in the fight against breast cancer is early detection. Mammogram screening is an important step in taking ...
Breast Cancer in Men
Many people relate October to the color pink, representing Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Typically, women are highlighted in breast cancer awareness initiatives, but did you know that men can get breast cancer, too? Even though men don’t have ...
Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection, Treatment, and Support.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s important to understand how it happens and what steps should be taken. Even if you are cancer-free, it’s vital to know how to monitor your breast health and what lifestyle ...
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