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Legislation aims to help firefighters in the face of higher cancer risk

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Running into a burning building isn’t the only major threat firefighters face. Men and women on the frontlines of America’s fire-protection forces are diagnosed with cancer at a much higher rate than the general population because of the toxins they're exposed to on the job, according to a major study by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Know your prostate cancer options

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Nearly 181,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to the American Cancer Society. When the disease is caught and treated early, it has high survival rates. That means that, for many men with prostate cancer, selecting a treatment is less about choosing a lifesaving option and more about protecting their quality of life after treatment.

Tips to reduce your risk of skin cancer this summer

Mahdi Taha, DO, FACOI

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States? With summer upon us, it’s important to remember that overexposure to the sun may have harmful side effects, including increasing your risk of skin cancer. Although some skin cancers are slow to spread and often respond to treatment, others are difficult to treat and may have lasting, even lethal consequences.