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Obesity increases cancer risk

It has long been known that obesity increases our risk for cardiovascular disease.  New research is confirming that obesity also increases our risk for developing cancer.  A recent study in the United Kingdom and published in the Lancet revealed that high body mass index (BMI) greatly increases risk for many common cancers.  BMI and weight [...]

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Smoking Myths

Dr. Filip Troicki a board certified radiation oncologist at the Agnesian Cancer Center recently talked with kids at the Fond du Lac Boys & Girls Club about the dangers of tobacco.  The goal of the discussion was to determine if kids really understood about the dangers and addictions of tobacco products.  The intent of the [...]

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Eating to prevent cancer

The Journal of the American College of Nutrition unveiled new dietary guidelines for cancer prevention. The focus of the new guidelines is a plant based diet. Food choices should be focused on fruits, vegetables and legumes, and limiting certain foods like well-cooked meat and alcohol. Six dietary recommendations to help prevent cancer: Reduce consumption of [...]

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Ovarian cancer and the BRCA mutation

A BRCA mutation is hereditary, and is a risk factor for ovarian and other cancers. Unfortunately, less than 25 percent of ovarian cancer patients with BRCA mutations are identified yearly. Did you know? A patient diagnosed with ovarian cancer at any age meets National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines for Hereditary Breast Ovarian Cancer Syndrome clinical [...]

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The Silent Killer

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer often has few symptoms in the early stages of the disease, or the symptoms are non-specific and could result from many other less harmful conditions in the body. Because ovarian cancer has few, non-specific symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage, it is often [...]

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Gearing up for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance

One whirlwind week:  12 hours of filming at eight locations with 400 dancers wearing 800 pink gloves. Whew! The result: our 2014 Pink Glove Dance video! This year we were absolutely humbled by the participation of so many cancer survivors in our filming. Behind the scenes, we got to learn a little more about these [...]

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Melanoma skin cancer cases on the rise in Wisconsin

It was recently reported by the Wisconsin Cancer Council that skin cancer cases are on the rise. Tanning beds alone can increase your risk of melanoma by 75% (for those that use them before the age of 35). Before you step into a tanning bed please consider that nothing increases your risk of skin cancer development, [...]

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A sea of pink gloves is a sight to behold!

Pink Glove Dance filming to start

Agnesian HealthCare is excited to announce its participation in the 2014 Pink Glove Dance nationwide video competition to raise breast cancer awareness. Community members, cancer survivors, family and friends are invited to join Agnesian HealthCare for two community filming opportunities: Friday, June 27, TOAD Kids Zone, 5 p.m., Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac; and Thursday, [...]

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How to fight fatigue when you have cancer

Fatigue is not the same as being tired. Fatigue is described as the whole body being tired which isn’t relieved by sleep. Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer and cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone and other biological treatments. It’s important to know that fatigue doesn’t just go [...]

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Preventing breast cancer starts with young girls

A recent article by Reuters Health brings hope to young girls and women for preventing breast cancer. Recent reports indicate that almost half of all breast cancer cases could be prevented. Preventing breast cancer starts at a young age for girls. Lifestyle behaviors for girls between the time they start menstruating and have their first [...]

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