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Types of Thyroid Cancer: Understanding What They Are and How They Differ

April 28, 2023

All thyroid cancers start in the tissues of the thyroid gland. Located in the front of the neck, these glands have two lobes. They are part of the endocrine system and create hormones and are important in regulating metabolism, or how the body uses its energy. There are several different cancers of the thyroid, which […]

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The Role of Diet and Lifestyle in Preventing Colon Cancer

April 25, 2023

Colorectal cancer, also called colon cancer, is one of the most common forms of cancer. It is the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in men and women in the United States, affecting approximately one in every 25 people. Despite the prevalence of colon cancer, patients can take measures to lower their risk. Richmond University Medical […]

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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Understanding This Rare Type of Cancer

April 18, 2023

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 264,000 women and 2,400 men in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year. There are many types of breast cancer, and these are determined by the specific cells in the breast affected by cancer. Some breast cancers have special features or develop […]

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Does Vaping Cause Lung Cancer? Exploring the Connection Between the Two

April 11, 2023

Electronic cigarettes and vapes offer users nicotine without the dangerous smoke and tar of regular cigarettes. Therefore, many people believe they are safer. While vaping may seem like a healthier alternative to traditional smoking, those who smoke with such devices should be aware that they also come with their own hazards. One of the biggest […]

Patient receiving radiation therapy to treat cancer

Is It Safe to Be Around Someone Receiving Radiation Therapy?

April 4, 2023

Radiation therapy is an effective form of treatment and is one of the most common methods used to address a wide range of cancers and other illnesses. Although harmless for the patient, when someone is receiving radiation therapy, the people who are around them may wonder if the radiation can affect them and whether they can […]

Richmond University Medical Center Holds 3rd Annual RUMC/Arnold Obey 5K Run/Walk

April 3, 2023

David Carles repeats as men’s top finisher, Melissa Kraker takes women’s title Over 100 individuals braved the rain and wind to take part in the 3rd annual RUMC/Arnold Obey 5K Run/Walk. Held at Clove Lakes Park on Saturday, April 1, those in attendance saw last year’s men’s winner, David Carles, defend his men’s division title while […]

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Understanding Lifestyle Risk Factors of Breast Cancer

March 28, 2023

While it is not known what exactly causes breast cancer, studies indicate there are risk factors that can contribute. Although some risk factors are outside of a person’s control, such as age, family history, and genetic mutations, certain behaviors and lifestyle choices may increase a person’s risk of developing the disease. Richmond University Medical Center […]

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Colon Cancer in Women: Symptoms to Look For and What You Need to Know

March 21, 2023

Many assume colon cancer is only a concern for men, given it is one of the most common types of cancer that affect them. However, almost as many women are diagnosed with colorectal cancer as men. According to the American Cancer Society, about 64,000 women learn they have colorectal cancer in the United States each […]

Patient receiving treatment for cancer

Targeted Therapy vs. Immunotherapy: Comparing Cancer Treatment Options

March 14, 2023

Cancer is a disease in which some cells of the body grow uncontrollably and spread to other areas. Many forms of cancer can affect all age groups and ethnicities. To help patients manage cancer symptoms and potentially go into remission, physicians may recommend a variety of treatments designed to target the cancerous cells and prevent […]

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Does Smoking Marijuana Increase the Risk of Lung Cancer? What You Need to Know

March 7, 2023

The effects of marijuana use on the human body have long been debated, especially concerning its impact on the lungs. While marijuana continues to be legalized in more and more states, health experts still are not exactly sure whether smoking the drug increases the chances of getting lung-related illnesses. Richmond University Medical Center in Staten […]