Here are some of common early signs of cancer that should not be ignored. It’s important to note that the below early signs of cancer can also be signs of other diseases or illnesses. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms – or a combination of them – you should consult with your doctor.
Cancer is more common than you may think. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 3 people in the United States will battle a form of cancer at some point during their lives. Although more than 100 types of cancers exist worldwide, the most frequently detected in women is breast cancer. Of the 266,000 American women diagnosed each year, roughly 5-10% develop the disease as a result of inherited gene mutations, or changes. In other words, breast cancer can run in the family.
Most women – no matter their age – are familiar with a mammography study. But there are occasions when your doctor might order a breast ultrasound instead of a mammography. So, what is the difference?
Preparing for a mammogram in the correct way can help to reduce anxiety about the procedure and provide more accurate results. Consider these important tips when you prepare for your next mammogram appointment.
You just found out a friend or family member has been diagnosed with cancer. You’re sad and worried, but most of all you want to help. Kimberly Higgins, LCSW, MSW, OSW-C, DRCC, is an oncology social worker and through her work in cancer care provided some key insights as to how you can really help someone with cancer.