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Cancer Risk Assessment

Could you be at risk for certain types of cancers? Given that nearly half of American men and nearly a third of American women(1) will contract some form of cancer in their lifetime, you owe it to yourself to find out. Your risk depends on a number of factors, including genetics, family history, lifestyle, and environmental and occupational surroundings. Take this short self-assessment to learn if you’re at risk, and how to stop cancer before it stops you. Learn More>

Educate Yourself

Cancer isn’t the whispered word it once was. And even though it’s still the leading cause of death among Americans under age 85,  new advances and treatments are helping more people beat cancer than ever before.

This section will help you understand various forms of cancer, understand your risks, and learn what you can do now to possibly prevent it. Learn More>

Choose a topic. 

Breast Cancer

As the second leading cause of cancer death in American women today(2), breast cancer usually takes one of two forms—beginning either in ducts (ductal) or the lobes (lobular) before spreading to nearby tissue. Invasive ductal carcinoma accounts for nearly 85% of breast cancers. Learn More> 

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer affecting American men and women. The American Cancer Society estimates over 145,000 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in 2005 alone, with more than 56,000 deaths. Learn More>

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is most often caused by the HPV virus (see below) that causes cells in the cervix to grow out of control and become cancerous. Learn More>

Uterine Cancer

Uterine cancer (referred to as a sarcoma, a form of cancer that develops in connective tissue like muscle and bone) develops from cells of the uterine lining. Learn More>

Reduce Your Risk

Some potential cancer risks can’t be changed. Genetics, for instance, or family history. But some can. Like quitting smoking, eating healthier, and being more active. And getting regular screenings, especially as you age. Learn More>

Hahnemann Cancer Advances

Hahnemann’s team of cancer specialists strive to help people with cancer recover and lead full, healthy lives using advanced procedures like cryoblation, mini-transplants and 3-D treatment planning—a radiation technique designed to preserve areas surrounding a tumor. Learn More

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