Gastrointestinal stromal tumors, or GISTs, can appear anywhere in the GI tract (the digestive system) in our bodies. GISTs are soft-tissue sarcomas that develop as a result of changes in the DNA of cells within the walls of a person’s digestive system. How much do you know about GIST?
February is National Cancer Prevention Month. The American Institute for Cancer Research estimates that approximately 30% to 50% of the most common cancers in the United States could be prevented by maintaining a healthy weight, being physically active, eating a nutritious diet, not smoking, and avoiding sun damage.1 How much do you know about cancer prevention?
Thyroid cancer is a relatively rare malignancy, but the chance of being diagnosed with thyroid cancer has risen in recent years and is the most rapidly increasing cancer in the United States, tripling over the past 3 decades. Awareness of effective strategies for preventing, diagnosing, and treating thyroid cancer is important to be able to reduce the death rates from this cancer and progression to advanced disease.
Breast cancer is the second most common diagnosed cancer among women in the United States. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed, and 63,410 new cases of noninvasive (in situ) breast cancer. How much do you know about the disease?
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