Dodge Another Cancer Diagnosis

People who have survived cancer should never have to deal with health problems again. But unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In fact, a history of nonmelanoma skin cancer doubles the odds of subsequent cancers, according to research published online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Scientists report that having the disease increases your risk for developing melanoma and lung, colon, breast and prostate cancers.

Don’t be alarmed—there are simple ways to reduce your risk of battling cancer again.

Get back to basics. Maintain a strong, healthy lifestyle by exercising and eating right. Keep your weight within a healthy range and your spirits high.

Just say no. Avoid tobacco products and overexposure to sunlight.

Play it safe. Talk to your doctor about what screenings you should have and how often. Be vigilant about keeping those appointments.

How GMC Can Help

The Cancer Institute at Gwinnett Medical Center offers the area’s top oncologists, radiologists and cancer treatment experts. And our Cancer Support Services include support groups, including Men to Men Cancer Support Group which meets the fourth Tuesday each month. 


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