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Breast Cancer Awareness- More than just Mammograms

Breast Cancer Awareness- More than just Mammograms

You’ve heard the saying: Early Detection Saves Lives. It’s so true. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Women, around age 40, should begin getting regularly screened for breast cancer. When you think “screened” you might be thinking “mammogram”. You’re right… but there ought to be more. Blood testing, along with mammograms, can help with this [...]

October 8, 2014 Ashley Blood Testing, Cancer screenings, Choosing Online Blood Tests, Find a Lab Near You, Health Screens, Healthcare, Monthly Promotions, Wellness Wednesday, Women's Health Comments Off on Breast Cancer Awareness- More than just Mammograms

“Movember” Brings Humor and Awareness to Men’s Health Issues

“Movember” Brings Humor and Awareness to Men’s Health Issues

For years, November was mostly characterized by turkey dinners and early Christmas shopping. These days, however, it’s taken on new meaning, thanks to a powerful movement aimed at supporting male health. Dubbed “Movember,” this month-long charity event asks men to don attention-grabbing mustaches to raise awareness about serious health issues that shorten lives. In doing [...]

November 11, 2013 Ashley Cancer screenings, Men's Health Comments Off on “Movember” Brings Humor and Awareness to Men’s Health Issues

Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood; when this protein is elevated, it’s a sign that something’s not right. In addition to prostate cancer, a number of non-cancerous conditions can cause a man’s PSA level to rise, including: [...]

June 14, 2013 Susan Cancer screenings, Men's Health Comments Off on Here’s three letters that scare the pants off men: PSA

CA-125: The Ovarian Cancer Test

CA-125: The Ovarian Cancer Test

The CA-125 cancer test is one of the best weapons we have against ovarian cancer; this lab test, when properly used, can spot the signs of ovarian cancer and help women get the treatment they need–early. Ovarian cancer is the seventh most common cancer among American women. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance stated that some [...]

April 8, 2008 Susan Cancer screenings Comments Off on CA-125: The Ovarian Cancer Test