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Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Cancer Malpractice

Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month splashes pink across the globe. From fundraising walks and races to the cleats and gloves worn by NFL players, to the world-famous landmarks illuminated in pink, you don't need to look very far to find a color- coded reminder that catching the disease early can make all the difference.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Cancer Malpractice

Every October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month splashes pink across the globe. From fundraising walks and races to the cleats and gloves worn by NFL players, to the world-famous landmarks illuminated in pink, you don't need to look very far to find a color- coded reminder that catching the disease early can make all the difference.

SKIN CANCER ON THE RISE IN YOUNG WOMEN

A recent National Cancer Institute survey, which studied Caucasian men and woman aged 15 to 39, found that between 1980 and 2004, annual cases of melanoma among young women increased by 50% . The researchers also found a greater increase in young women having thicker and metastatic melanomas in which the cancer spreads to other areas of the body during that time period. The incidence of melanoma among young men did not change over this time period.

SKIN CANCER ON THE RISE IN YOUNG WOMEN

A recent National Cancer Institute survey, which studied Caucasian men and woman aged 15 to 39, found that between 1980 and 2004, annual cases of melanoma among young women increased by 50% . The researchers also found a greater increase in young women having thicker and metastatic melanomas in which the cancer spreads to other areas of the body during that time period. The incidence of melanoma among young men did not change over this time period.

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

According to a recent article published on MSN.com., many men are getting unnecessary prostate cancer blood tests. In many instances, the patient is either too young or too old. The most current guidelines do not recommend PSA screening for men younger than 40 years of age, older than 75, or for men who are expected to live less than another 10 years. However, the study found that many men in these groups are still getting the tests.

PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING

According to a recent article published on MSN.com., many men are getting unnecessary prostate cancer blood tests. In many instances, the patient is either too young or too old. The most current guidelines do not recommend PSA screening for men younger than 40 years of age, older than 75, or for men who are expected to live less than another 10 years. However, the study found that many men in these groups are still getting the tests.

PREVENTING PROSTATE CANCER: WHAT TO DO

According to a recent article published on CNN.com, prostate cancer prevention is a "hot" area of medical research. Cancer prevention is something we all should practice, and deciding a course of prevention is entirely up to you. However, you must keep in mind that some known risk factors of prostate cancer, such as age, race, and genetics, are beyond individual control.

PREVENTING PROSTATE CANCER: WHAT TO DO

According to a recent article published on CNN.com, prostate cancer prevention is a "hot" area of medical research. Cancer prevention is something we all should practice, and deciding a course of prevention is entirely up to you. However, you must keep in mind that some known risk factors of prostate cancer, such as age, race, and genetics, are beyond individual control.

PROSTATE CANCER WARNING SIGNS

According to a recent article in U.S. News, many men will develop some degree of prostate cancer if they live long enough. Autopsy studies have shown microscopic evidence of prostate cancer in 15 to 30 percent of men over the age of 50 and in 60 percent to 70 percent of men who reach age 80. The report indicates that a male born today has a 16 percent chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in his life and a 3 percent chance of dying of the disease.

PROSTATE CANCER WARNING SIGNS

According to a recent article in U.S. News, many men will develop some degree of prostate cancer if they live long enough. Autopsy studies have shown microscopic evidence of prostate cancer in 15 to 30 percent of men over the age of 50 and in 60 percent to 70 percent of men who reach age 80. The report indicates that a male born today has a 16 percent chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer at some time in his life and a 3 percent chance of dying of the disease.

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