Although it is very curable when found and treated early on, early-stage cervical cancer may not cause any noticeable signs or symptoms. In advanced stages, however, the disease may cause vaginal bleeding or discharge that is abnormal for the patient.1
Peripheral neuropathy is the result of damage to the peripheral nervous system, the complex network of nerves that transmits messages between the brain and other parts of the body. Such damage can cause impaired movement, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, numbness, tingling, and pain.
With national and international organizations recognizing November as Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and November 13 as World Pancreatic Cancer Day, there will be countless opportunities to show support and help raise awareness of this disease. Presented here are a few statistics about this deadly form of cancer.
The first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was designated in March 2000. Since then, organizations throughout the country have dedicated March to increasing awareness of this disease and encouraging Americans to be screened. Here are some statistics and current information about colorectal cancer (CRC).
Until the late 1930s, stomach cancer-also called gastric cancer-was the leading cause of cancer death in the United States; although it is still a major cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide, it is now much less common in this country.