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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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Colon Cancer and Obesity

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Some colon cancers can be prevented. A new study by the National Institute of Health found that obesity can change the inside of the colon, which can lead to colon cancer. More research is needed to better understand these changes and [...]

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Knowing your family history

Part three of three If you’ve ever tried to track your ancestors, you know that family history is a complex puzzle with many missing pieces. Constructing your family medical history is an even more complex process, but if you persevere and do it right, you can gain important information that can affect your own health [...]

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Having difficulty swallowing after cancer treatment?

Normal speech and swallow function is a delicate balance of strength and agility in the lips, tongue and throat muscles. Any weakness, loss of flexibility or change in anatomy can cause speech and/or swallowing disruption and discomfort. While changes to your voice/speech may cause frustration, worsening of your swallowing safety can affect your nutrition and [...]

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colorectal cancer awareness

Early detection is key in colorectal cancer

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Every year, about 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die from it. Dr. Richard [...]

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The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in males and females in the U.S.  One out of every 20 individuals living in the United States will develop colon cancer in their lifetime, that’s a high number. There are approximately 130,000 new cases of colon cancer in the United States.  Ninety percent of the [...]

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Did you know that March is Women’s History Month?

I didn’t either! It is a month-long celebration of women making history. I learned that the idea of recognizing women’s place in history began with President Jimmy Carter in 1980, when a week was all we got. It took seven years for the celebration to be extended to a full month. I found it interesting [...]

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