March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Did you know that cancer is the second-leading cause of death in the US? Have you seen the pink ribbons some health organizations distribute in October? Pink ribbons in October represent breast cancer. Cancer awareness groups and health organizations distribute these ribbons for breast cancer awareness. There are different months and colors for different kinds of cancer. … Continued

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

In 2018, over 13,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer. And while that number may seem jarring at first, it’s worth noting that the incidence of cervical cancer dropped over 50% since 1975. Clearly, we have made advances in cervical cancer detection, screening, and treatment processes. But at Augusta Oncology we know that prevention is key, and our first … Continued

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How to Tell Your Loved Ones You Have Cancer

Being told you have cancer is, unfortunately, only the start of the challenging conversations you’re likely to have regarding your cancer diagnosis and its treatment. After you hear the news, you’ll eventually need to share it with others, including your spouse, partner, children, family, friends, and colleagues. For many people, just the thought of these conversations can be very scary. How will people take the news? … Continued

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10 Benefits of Joining a Cancer Support Community

Do you feel alone in your cancer battle? Even though there will be almost two million people diagnosed with cancer in 2018, treatment can feel incredibly isolating. If you do feel alone, there are ways to seek support and guidance through your treatment process. One of the best ways is by joining a cancer support community. Keep … Continued

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

May is “Melanoma Awareness” month, which serves as a reminder of how critical it is to protect your skin year-round from harmful UV rays and perform regular skin screenings.  Though melanoma accounts for only 1% of total skin cancers diagnosed in the U.S., it’s the most deadly of skin cancers, causing thousands of deaths each … Continued

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