Skin Cancer Prevention and Diagnosis

Skin Cancer Prevention and Diagnosis

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. With summer on the horizon, protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is especially important.

You should especially take precautions if you have fair skin, freckles or a history of skin cancer. However, anyone can be at risk for skin cancer regardless of medical history and skin tone.

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Cancer Support Group

Benefits of Joining a Cancer Support Group

A patient’s cancer journey can be stressful, especially if the patient feels like they are traveling alone.

While all patients cope differently, research shows that cancer support groups can enhance the quality of life for cancer patients in many ways:

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Testicular Cancer Awareness Month

Testicular Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

Testicular cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in men ages 20-35.

Risk of developing testicular cancer is higher in men who have an undescended testicle, a personal or family history of testicular cancer, or an HIV diagnosis.

If you have pain, swelling or lumps in your testicles or groin area, you should see a doctor – especially if these symptoms last longer than two weeks.

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Importance of Nutrition for Cancer Patients

Proper nutrition is essential to maintaining good physical and mental health.

At Hematology and Oncology Consultants of PA, we counsel cancer patients on healthy eating as part of our emphasis on caring for the whole person, not just treating cancer.

A balanced and nutritious diet feeds your body with what it needs to stay strong and maintain a healthy body weight. It also can provide you with nourishment your body needs to heal.

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