Melanoma & Skin Cancer

Friday, April 22, 2016
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 well as indoor tanning devices. UV light is a known carcinogen and can penetrate window glass and even clouds, which ..

Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, September 21, 2015
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 no known family history of the disease. Increasing age is the biggest single risk factor for breast cancer. For those women who do hav ..

The Importance of Colorectal Screening

Thursday, March 01, 2012
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 detected early. In Louisiana, the rates of colon and rectal cancer are higher than the U.S. average, and while there has been a reduction  ..

Breast Cancer Risk Evaluation & Screening Guidelines

Saturday, October 01, 2011
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 in Louisiana women is 121 per 100,000 and 131 per 100,000 for women in East Baton Rouge Parish. The national incidence was  ..

What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer

Friday, October 01, 2004
Women in the United States get breast cancer more than any type of cancer except for skin cancer and breast cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in women. A woman’s chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime is 1 out of 8, or approximately 13.3  ..