Rip your kids away from cell phones and tablets and make them play outside. That’s the message behind two new studies that link children’s screen time to nearsightedness, and more seriously, to a dozen kinds of cancer. But doctors warn not to panic and ditch your child’s devices just yet.
The One Voice program, started in 2011 under a grant, at the University of Maryland's St. Joseph Medical Center's Cancer Institute offers diagnostic and referral services in a comfortable setting for uninsured women who often didn't seek treatment.
Cervical cancer screenings, called Pap tests, can actually prevent cancer by finding abnormal cells before they become cancer, says the Harford County Health Department in urging all women 21 and older to get tested annually.
One of the best tools available to reduce breast cancer deaths is the screening mammogram. The Harford County Health Department urges women age 40 and over to make time for themselves and make a screening mammogram appointment.
In July 2015, BCCP began offering Patient Navigation services to women who meet program eligibility criteria, but have Medical Assistance, private insurance, or Medicare Part B that fully pays for breast and cervical cancer screening services.
An increasing number of women are undergoing minimum invasive surgery to treat early stages of uterine cancer, but new research by Johns Hopkins Medicine found that there are large racial and economic disparities to who is getting these procedures.
Newly released U.S. Census Bureau Data reports approximately 90 percent of Marylanders, as of 2014, are insured through private or public insurance sources. Unfortunately, many who have coverage do not take advantage of regular preventative health screenings which are offered at no additional cost.
October marks the 31st anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. While America joins together in the prominently display of "pink" everywhere and on nearly every imaginable item, the Harford County Health Department urges all women to take advantage of health care benefits and to be screened for breast cancer.
Ellen S. Dierkes, who taught fifth-grade at Garrison Forest School and was a talented flower arranger, died Frida at Greater Baltimore Medical Center of melanoma and uterine cancer. The North Baltimore resident was 58.
Breast cancer gets a lot of attention ¿ and not just during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There¿s a good reason for that, as any of the quarter-million American women diagnosed with breast cancer each year will tell you. But breast cancer isn¿t the only serious health risk women should be aware of, according to county health professionals.
Cigarette Restitution Fund Cancer Program Coordinator Susan Twigg, a registered nurse, and Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator Wendy Richard, also a nurse, of the Harford County Health Department encourage women to discuss with their doctors their risk and appropriate breast cancer screening. Furthermore, the two wish to send a loud, clear message to men and women alike, to remind their mothers, sisters, wives, daughters and any women they love how important it is for them to be
More than 7,000 people turned out for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Baltimore. Some signed up for a new prevention study as a way of making a long-term commitment to the cause.
When I was in college, about 20 years ago, my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was 72 years old. The lump was found during a mammogram, a followup to one six months earlier, which obviously showed something doctors wanted to watch.