Items Tagged ‘awareness’

February 18th, 2016

February: Gallbladder and Bile Duct Awareness Month

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Located underneath the liver, the gallbladder is responsible for the concentration and storage of bile which helps to digest the fats in food as they pass through the intestines. Bile is either released from the liver directly into ducts that carry it to the small intestine, or is stored in the gallbladder and released later. When […]

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Tags: awareness, bile duct cancer, February, gallbladder cancer, Gastric Cancer, infographic, Liver Cancer, News


April 23rd, 2015

The Importance of Awareness of Breast Density and Its Impact on Cancer Screening and Risk

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Women in the United States may not be adequately aware of breast density and its complications. Legislation that requires providers to discuss a woman’s breast density is likely to help build awareness. These findings were reported in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Breasts are considered dense if they have a lot of fibrous or glandular […]

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Tags: awareness, Breast Cancer, breast density, News, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, screenings