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How Does Cancer Control Month Affect You?

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How Does Cancer Control Month Affect You?

Each year more than 1.5 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US and accounts for 1 in 4 deaths.

Broadway Medical acknowledges and supports those who are currently being treated for cancer and encourages them to support the Cancer Control Month cause.

Prevention is the key when it comes to detecting cancer. Consider adopting a healthy living lifestyle by not using tobacco or alcohol, exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and preventing sun damage to skin by regularly using sunscreen.

Some people may be at an elevated risk of cancer, depending on family history and past health issues. Be proactive with your health by scheduling regular cancer screenings and tests. Those who have a higher risk for cancer should watch for telltale signs, changes in health, or symptoms, and should seek medical care if anything unusual is detected.

It all starts with prevention:

-Vaccinate: Certain cancers have vaccines that can prevent specific cancers from occurring.

-Early Detection: Cancer screenings are used to catch cancerous cells in early stages, increasing                     the likeliness of remission.

-Lifestyle Change: Adopting a regimen of daily exercise, healthy diet, and activity decreases                             incidences of cancer.

Cancer Control Month is focused on educating and bringing awareness to the causes of cancer and implementing preventative measures Americans can take to lessen their chance of being affected by the killer that takes nearly 600,000 lives each year. Lastly, Cancer Control Month hopes to celebrate the monumental advances that have been made for the research and care of cancer patients.

Broadway Medical has a wide variety of products that can ensure a comfortable lifestyle for patients recovering from any type of cancer. With a large selection of wheelchairs, walkers, and ramps available, Broadway Medical can assist you in your rehabilitation.