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Recent Posts by Brita Larson

What Is The National Cancer Institute Doing For Cancer Moonshot? (Infographic)

A month ago, Joe Biden hosted the first Cancer Moonshot in Washington D.C. and a lot of good things came out of the program. Research institutions continue publishing information, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI). They're working on a program called the "Genomic Data Commons" or "GDC" for short. Basically, researchers are putting all their research into one database, NCI organizes it and then other researchers can continue streamlining cancer research. Check out the infographic below to see what the Cancer Moonshot is doing to defeat cancer!

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4 Tips for coping with a cancer diagnosis

This is a guest post written by Jim and Caroline Vogel. Jim Vogel and his wife, Caroline, created ElderAction.org after they began caring for their ailing parents. Through that rewarding and sometimes difficult process they’ve learned a lot about senior care and specifically the need for more effective senior mental health and support. Their site offers elder-positive resources and other helpful information on aging. In his spare time, Jim loves fishing, reading, and spending time with his kids.

Learning about a cancer diagnosis can be an incredibly overwhelming experience, but it’s what you do afterwards that can make all the difference for the road ahead. Learning about your condition, staying engaged in day-to-day life, and connecting with others are a few ways you can begin to cope with your diagnosis.

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Catching Colon Cancer Early (Infographic)

In the United States, colon cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death. Yet if people get regularly screened, colon cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. As the infographic shows below, early-stage colon cancer is very treatable. And now colonoscopies aren't the only option: USPSTF recently released new guidelines and said to choose a screening method that works for an individual's lifestyle.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Increase Chances of Surviving Colon Cancer

"Omega-3" may sound like a name for a spaceship or perhaps Apple's next operating system, but Omega-3s are actually a fatty acid that are the building blocks for all fats in your body. They also have some serious health benefits. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce risk factors for heart disease by decreasing the amount of bad fat circulating in your blood. They're also really good for your eyes. Basically, taking Omega-3s will only improve your health.

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