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The words in this article is so true, most men, never considered the possibility of having breast cancer. Although it’s not common, it is possible. “Any new mass in the breast area of a man needs to be checked out by a physician,” Lichtenfeld says. We both, male and female must be very alert when it comes to this creature “Cancer”, he just doesn’t let go. Be Aware!
Since now it’s known that men also get breast cancer, we need to know how male breast cancer is diagnosed. Diagnosis of breast cancer requires identifying cancer cells in tissue specimens obtained by biopsy. Since men have little breast tissue, cancers in male breasts are easily palpable (located by feel) and, therefore, are easily accessible to biopsy. Researchers found that Fine needle aspiration or needle biopsy of a suspicious mass can usually establish a diagnosis. A needle is inserted into the mass and tissue from the suspicious area is withdrawn. Microscopic examination of the tissue by a pathologist establishes the diagnosis.

Be aware of Penile Cancer

Hello everyone,

Today I’m going to talk to you about penile cancer. I know ladies, the first thing that comes to your mind is, “well, today is for the guys”. Well, if those are your thoughts, I would surely disagree. The reason being is that we are all connected to some handsome guy out there, whether it is via family or friends I know you’re connected.

Penile is a cancer that starts in the penis, an organ that makes up part of the male reproductive system. According to the medical dictionary, penile cancer is the growth of malignant cells on the external skin and in the tissues of the penis. It’s a disease in which cancerous cells appear on the penis. If left untreated, this cancer can grow and spread from the penis to the lymph nodes in the groin and eventually to other parts of the body.

FYI for potential mothers, circumcision may help prevent infection.A circumcision is an operation in which the doctor removes part or the entire foreskin from the penis. Many boys are circumcised shortly after birth. Men who were not circumcised at birth may have a higher risk of developing penile cancer.

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Guys in case you didn’t know, the American Cancer Society has estimated that for 2012 in the U.S:
-About 1,570 new cases of penile cancer will be diagnosed
-About 310 men will die of penile cancer
Penile cancer is very rare in North America and Europe. Penile cancer occurs in less than 1 man in 100,000 and accounts for less than 1% of cancers in men in the United States. However, penile cancer is much more common in some parts of Asia, Africa, and South America, where it accounts for up to 10% of cancers in men.

Please do not take these information lightly, let’s continue to kill cancer and save birthdays.

Bladder Cancer Awareness

Hello everyone,

Today I’m going to talk to you about bladder cancer. Well, the reason I need to do this is because I have to make sure to attack the ugly “Cancer” from every angle.
According to the Gale Virtual Reference library, bladder cancer is a disease in which the cells lining the urinary bladder lose the ability to regulate their growth and start dividing uncontrollably.

Let’s see, what are some of the causes of bladder cancer?

According to Mayo clinic staff, it is not always clear what causes bladder cancer. Bladder cancer has been linked to smoking, a parasitic infection, radiation and chemical exposure.

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Now, I know that it has been a while since I spoke about tobacco and cancer, but for those who remember, didn’t I warn you about tobacco? You need to stay alert guys, stay away from tobacco. It will prolong your life. It has been said, better safe than sorry. Let’s stand for life and stay aware.
The American Cancer Society’s most recent estimates for bladder cancer in the United States are for 2012:
• About 73,510 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed (about 55,600 in men and 17,910 in women).
• About 14,880 deaths from bladder cancer (about 10,510 in men and 4,370 in women).
The rates of new cancers and of cancer deaths have been fairly stable over the past 20 years. More than 500,000 people in the United States are survivors of this cancer.
It’s time for all to hold the yellow ribbon as a sign of bladder awareness; we need to take charge over our bodies.

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Colorectal Cancer

Hello everyone,

Today, I’m going to talk to you about colorectal cancer, also known as colon cancer. Let’s see, what is colorectal cancer? I know that some of you may know what it is and others may not, so I’ll make sure to explain o.k.

According to Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, colorectal cancer is a malignant disease of the large intestine. It is characterized by a change in bowel habits and it has to do with the passing of blood through the rectal. Malignant tumors of the large bowel usually occur after 50 years of age, are slightly more frequent in women than in men, and are common in the Western world. They are rare in children; clustering in families is common.

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According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, early diagnosis can often lead to a complete cure.

What are the symptoms of colon cancer?
Symptoms of colorectal cancer are numerous and nonspecific. They include fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath. Also change in bowel habits, narrow stools, and diarrhea to name a few.

Let’s look at a short video to get more clarity and awareness of this disease.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNjwbXm-KAk&feature=related

Wow, this cancer guy is something else. He comes into our bodies just to destroy it. That’s why I’m taking charge to keep both you and I aware of his (the cancer) sneaky ways of devouring our temple (bodies). We need to take as much precautions as possible so that we can kill him “THE CANCER” as oppose to him killing us.

Awareness and Prostate Cancer

Hello Ladies,

Today I’m going to talk about Prostate Cancer. I know what you’re thinking, “why prostate Cancer, it’s for men?”. Well, that’s very true, but I have a plan. I want to give you the awareness of Prostate Cancer so you can participate in the lives of your love ones. I’m sure that all of you either have a husband, brother, son, boyfriend, or grandfather that you care for dearly.

Now, what is Prostate Cancer? According to the American Cancer Association, Prostate Cancer is a gland found only in men. It’s usually located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum, and its size varies with age. The older men get, the larger the size of the Prostate becomes.

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Nobody is really sure what the specific causes of Prostate Cancer are. Here are some factors that contribute:
1) Age- is considered to be a primary risk factor. The older a man is, the higher is the risk. Prostate Cancer is rare among men under the age of 45, but much more common after the age of 50.
2) Genetics- Statistics indicates that genetics is definitely a factor in Prostate Cancer risk in that, it’s more common among Afro-American than in White Americans. And if your father was diagnosed with the Cancer, there is a higher risk that the son may get it.
3) Diet- A review of diets indicates that the Mediterranean diet may reduce a person’s chances of developing Prostate Cancer, so diet may reduce a person’s chances of developing Prostate Cancer, so and green tea as well.

Let’s see what we can learn from this VIDEO:

Prostate Cancer can be diagnosed via a Prostate Specific Test (PSA), Digital Rectum Exam, MRI Scan, and a Biopsy to name a few. Amongst all the possible ways PSA is the best way to screen for the Cancer. It’s a blood test that measures a protein made by the Prostate that normally is present in the blood. The amount of this protein in the blood normally increases in men who have Prostate Cancer.

Please help men get tested, early detection is the way to go.

Health Awareness!

Welcome to Health Awareness,

My name is Aimee M. and this is my wordpress social media page where I’m going to talk to you about Cancer. I’m going to talk about ways to fight cancer, protect your body from getting cancer, how to boost your immune system from chemo therapy and other means of cancer alert. So as you can see by my name, I’m all for killing the creature “Cancer” and saving birthdays. For decades cancer has invaded our bodies, now it’s time to join forces and fight it.

I hope that all that will be said about cancer on the next pages will be informative for you and yours.

Thanks to all who will be reading my posts.

See ya!