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Melanoma & Skin Cancer

How can I prevent melanoma and other types of skin cancer? The most preventable risk factor for skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, found in natural sunlight as…

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Women’s Wellness: Skin Cancer & Melanoma

04/20/16 – Every Wednesday on FOX44 News at 9 p.m., hosts a segment focused on women’s wellness. This week we interviewed Dr. Stephanie Frederic, a dermatologist at the Baton Rouge…

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Can Colon Cancer Be Prevented?

How is colon cancer detected? Colonoscopy is the recommended test to screen for colorectal cancer by the American College of Gastroenterology. Most patients should begin screening for colorectal cancer at…

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Breast Cancer Awareness

If breast cancer doesn’t run in my family, can I get it? Yes. Every woman has some risk of breast cancer. About 80% of women who get breast cancer have…

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Skin Cancer: What You Should Know

Q:  What causes skin cancer? A:   Several factors influence who gets skin cancer, but we now know that ultraviolet light exposure is a major risk factor for skin cancer.  Ultraviolet light…

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Colonoscopies: Saving One Life at a Time

Why should I get a colonoscopy? Over the past few years, more attention has been given to preventative health services.  Colonoscopy remains one of the smartest prevention or wellness tests…

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The Increasing Incidence of Blood-borne Cancers

Leukemia is a type of cancer of the blood or bone marrow, characterized by an abnormal increase of immature white blood cells, which play a major role in one’s ability to…

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The Importance of Colorectal Screening

Cancer of the colon and rectum remains the third top cancer killer in the United States, yet is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and is curable if…

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Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation & Screening Guidelines

One in 7 women in the United States has a risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime.  To make this statistic more personal, the annual incidence of breast cancer…

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Colon Cancer Awareness Month

What is colon cancer? Colorectal cancer (also referred to as colon cancer) is cancer that develops in the colon (large intestine) or the rectum. Colorectal cancer usually develops slowly over…

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