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Breast Cancer in Young Women

BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN   Michael McFarlane, Contributor   Cancer is generally considered a disease of the elderly, but clearly it affects people at all ages. In spite of screening recommendations that now begin at 50 years of age, breast canc...

Surviving Breast Cancer

 SURVIVING BREAST CANCER Michael McFarlane, Contributor  A diagnosis of breast cancer is always of great concern to women and their families but it need not be considered a death sentence. Breast cancer is survivable and advanced treatment has prov...

Screening for breast cancer

What is breast screening?

Breast screening is a method of detecting breast cancer at a very early stage. The first step involves an x-ray of each breast - a mammogram - which is taken while carefully compressing the breast. Most women find it a bit uncomfortable and a few find it painful. The mammogram can detect small changes in breast tissue which may indicate cancers which are too small to be felt either by the woman herself or by a doctor.

Screening for Colon Cancer

Screening for Colorectal (Bowel) Cancer     Colorectal cancer (bowel cancer) is common. The prognosis (outlook) and chance of cure is much better if this cancer is detected at an early stage rather than at a later stage. A screening programme opera...

An Overview of Breast Cancer

An Overview Of Breast Cancer Michael.McFarlane, Contributor http://jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/breastcancer/base.html   Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in Jamaica, followed in incidence by cancer of the cervix, large bowel and ute...

Colon Cancer

A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia. Colorectal cancer; Cancer - colon; Rectal cancer; Cancer - rectum; Adenocarcinoma - colon; Colon - adenocarcinomaLast reviewed: December 28, 2010.     Colon, or colorectal, cancer is cancer that starts in the large i...

Breast Lumps

Breast mass Last reviewed: August 17, 2009. A breast lump is a swelling, protuberance, or lump in the breast. Considerations Normal breast tissue is present in both males and females of all ages. This tissue responds to hormonal changes and, therefor...