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May is National Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 5/20/21 5:05 PM

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month, and with summer right around the corner, many are looking forward to enjoying the warm weather and spending more time outdoors. However, it’s important to protect our skin from potential harm from the sun. Elyn Bowers, MD, a dermatologist at Mercy Medical Group Midtown Dermatology in Sacramento, shared the following tips on reducing skin damage while enjoying those summer days.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Sarah Tyre on 10/28/20 4:33 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase education and awareness around a disease that affects women of all ages and ethnicities. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the U.S., second only to skin cancer. Close to 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. 

Joelle Jakobsen, MD, FACS, a general surgeon and breast cancer specialist with Dignity Health Mercy Medical Group in Folsom, and Carmichael Calif. and Daniel Herron, MD, director of Women’s Imaging at Mercy Imaging Center, shared helpful information on breast cancer and mammograms.

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Brooke Burgess on 1/28/20 3:03 PM

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cause of death for women, worldwide. January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and our expert gynecologists are sharing information to help you stay on top of your cervical health.

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Summer and Skin Health

Posted by Alessandra Arif on 6/20/18 4:20 PM

Summer is finally here! The air is warm, the pool is open, the outside beckons, but so do the UV rays.

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Colon Cancer: Screening, Prevention, and Treatment

Posted by Jagrati Mathur, MD on 3/6/18 1:29 PM

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a great time to talk about colon cancer screening, prevention, and treatment. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer among men and women in the United States. There are 136,000 estimated new cases of colon cancer diagnosed every year and about 50,000 colon cancer deaths reported annually.

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