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Breast Cancer month

The breast is made up of glands called lobules that can make milk and thin tubes called ducts that carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple. Breast tissue also contains fat and connective tissue, lymph nodes, and blood vessels.Drawing of female breast anatomy showing the lymph nodes, nipple, areola, chest wall, ribs, muscle, fatty tissue, lobe, and ducts.

The most common type of breast cancer is ductal carcinoma, which begins in the cells of the ducts. Breast cancer can also begin in the cells of the lobules and in other tissues in the breast. Invasive breast cancer is breast cancer that has spread from where it began in the ducts or lobules to surrounding tissue.

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Colorectal Cancer Month

Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer

Diagram of the Colon and Rectum

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. As the drawing shows, the colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.

Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older. In the United States, it is the third most common cancer fo rmen and women.

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so that they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancer is found early and treated are still alive five years later.

If you are aged 50 or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at higher than average risk for colorectal cancer,speak with your doctor about getting screened early.

Click on the link below for more information about colorectal cancer:

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm

Worry about colon cancer ?

Make an appointment today with Our Primary Care Physician:

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colorectal cancer wareness month

Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer

Diagram of the Colon and Rectum

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. As the drawing shows, the colon is the large intestine or large bowel. The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus.

Colorectal cancer affects men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and is most often found in people aged 50 years or older. In the United States, it is the third most common cancer for men and women

Of cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be.Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. Screening can find precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so that they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. About nine out of every 10 people whose colorectal cancer is found early and treated are still alive five years later.

If you are aged 50 or older, get screened now. If you think you may be at higher than average risk for colorectal cancer, speaksrabout getting screened early.

Click on the link below for more information about clorectal cancer:

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm

Click here to schedule an appointment with our Primary Care Physician:

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December-AIDS Awareness Month

December is AIDS Awareness Month
Testing, treatment and prevention are keys to healthy communities
In the 30 years since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) first reported on a new disease that would eventually be known as HIV/AIDS, nearly 600,000 Americans have died from AIDS. Thousands more live with disabilities due to symptoms and complications of the disease.
Today, advances in medical care and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have decreased the number of people with HIV who get AIDS. Still, 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. and 16,000 Americans with AIDS die each year.
December is AIDS Awareness Month and our physicians at Cross County Medical Care can help you for testing, prevention and treatment to reduce the rates of HIV infection and AIDS.
HIV/AIDS facts from the CDC

    Nearly 1 in 5 people (about 240,000) don't know they are infected.
    Getting an HIV test can lead to getting the medical care needed to stay healthy longer.
    People who don't know they have HIV have a higher risk of serious medical problems and early death.
    People who don't know they have HIV can also pass the virus on to others without knowing it.
    Youth and adults should get tested to learn their HIV status.
    People at greater risk for infection (have more than one sex partner, inject drugs, or men who have sex with other men) should get tested once a year or more often.
    Only 28 percent of all people with HIV know they are infected, get regular medical care, take ART and have the HIV virus under control.
    Prevention counseling teaches patients how to stay as healthy as possible and prevent passing HIV on to others. Prevention services include STD testing and treatment services, drug rehab, assistance in notifying partners, housing assistance, financial assistance and other services.
    Call us today for and appointment or book online now:

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