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The American Cancer Society
estimates that more than half of all cancer diagnoses and deaths could be
prevented if people adopted cancer prevention measures, including receiving
routine check-ups, living a healthy lifestyle and having an awareness of the
early signs of cancer.
Cancer starts when your cells in a specific organ or place
start to grow out of control. Cancer cells crowd out normal cells and makes it
hard for your body to work like it should. The start of cancer is not limited
to one part of your body and it can start anywhere – lungs, breast, colon and
About one half all men and one third of all women will
develop cancer in their lifetime. While there are guidelines for risk factors,
cancer doesn’t always follow a pattern. Some risk factors you can’t avoid:
The risk of developing most types of cancer can be reduced
by changing your lifestyle. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not
mean that you are sure to get the disease.
Today you can take charge of your healthy lifestyle plan by following
these strategies for success:
At Avista, our cancer care team knows that screening tests can
save thousands of lives each year. Screening tests can help you find cancer in
its early stages, even before any symptoms appear which
makes it easier to treat and results in better outcomes.
Physician Group Medical Oncology – Avista80 Health Park Dr.,
Suite 270Louisville, CO 80027Phone: 303-661-1860
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