Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in the United States. Annually, there are more than 5.4 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers. While there are fewer cases of melanoma, the incidence of this cancer is on the rise. Many of these cancers can be prevented by protecting skin from excessive sun exposure and avoiding indoor tanning. Read more about skin cancer prevention tips.
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that develops from cells in the breast. It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States.
- Age: Most breast cancers develop in adults over the age of 50
- Family history: The chance of developing breast cancer increases when immediate family members have had the disease
- Personal history: Women who had cancer in one breast have an increased risk of developing cancer in another area of that same breast or in the other breast
- Reproductive history: Women who began menstruating before 12, who experienced menopause after 55, who were pregnant for the first time after age 30 or never had children can increase risk
- Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol can slightly increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer
- Weight: Being overweight is linked to a higher risk of breast cancer
Arizona Oncology offers an integrated team-oriented approach to provide you with the best possible cancer care. We are eager to explain the facts about colorectal cancer and answer your questions every step along the way. Our team of dedicated, highly-trained physicians and staff is committed to providing the highest quality compassionate care to our patients. Colorectal cancer is the 3rd most common cancer to be diagnosed in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer death. Read this brief overview of some colorectal cancer risk factors, signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and coloretal cancer screening.