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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous. There are two types of tumors that can be found. Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body and are not cancerous. Malignant tumors are cancerous. There are many different types of cancer. There are over 100 cancers that affect humans. Cancer is a life-limiting illness. Cancer awareness is being aware of the different cancers and their risks. The first step in beating cancer is understanding it. Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% is due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity and drinking alcohol. Small changes can have a significant affect. Many cancers can be prevented by not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, not drinking too much alcohol, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, vaccination against certain infectious diseases, not eating too much processed and red meat, and avoiding too much sunlight exposure. Early detection through screening can be very useful. Cancer is often treated with some combination of radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Pain and symptom management are an important part of care. Palliative care is particularly important in people with advanced disease. CompassionCare Hospice is here to raise awareness and/or support you on your path.

Melanoma Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Melanoma

May is Melanoma Awareness Month. Melanoma or malignant melanoma is a cancer that begins in the melanocytes commonly found in the skin. Melanocytes are melanin or pigmented-producing cells. May is the month designated to spread the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved. Skin cancer… Read more »


CompassionCare Hospice – Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure - CompassionCare Hospice

CompassionCare Team in Front of Water Station

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was this morning. And what a beautiful morning it was. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an event to raise awareness for breast cancer. It is a great fundraiser as well. Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit supporter of breast cancer research. This research is… Read more »


Chronic Illnesses - CompassionCare Hospice

A chronic illness is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. Common chronic illnesses include arthritis, asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes and viral… Read more »


Cancer Control Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Cancer Awareness

April is cancer control month. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Cancer control month highlights prevention, detection, ad treatment of cancer. Cancer is not one disease. There are many types of cancers. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Being overweight or obese, physical inactivity,… Read more »


Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Ribbon Background

March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum also called the large intestine. The colon and rectum are both part of the gastrointestinal tract. The intestinal tract processes food for energy. And it also gets rid of the waste from the body. A healthy lifestyle can help reduce… Read more »