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Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. Not all tumors are cancerous. There are two types of tumors that can be found. Benign tumors do not spread to other parts of the body and are not cancerous. Malignant tumors are cancerous. There are many different types of cancer. There are over 100 cancers that affect humans. Cancer is a life-limiting illness. Cancer awareness is being aware of the different cancers and their risks. The first step in beating cancer is understanding it. Tobacco use is the cause of about 22% of cancer deaths. Another 10% is due to obesity, poor diet, lack of physical activity and drinking alcohol. Small changes can have a significant affect. Many cancers can be prevented by not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, not drinking too much alcohol, eating plenty of vegetables, fruits and whole grains, vaccination against certain infectious diseases, not eating too much processed and red meat, and avoiding too much sunlight exposure. Early detection through screening can be very useful. Cancer is often treated with some combination of radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Pain and symptom management are an important part of care. Palliative care is particularly important in people with advanced disease. CompassionCare Hospice is here to raise awareness and/or support you on your path.


Mammography-What You Need to Know - CompassionCare Hospice

Recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness in October leaves no better time to talk about mammograms. Getting one is cringed upon by many women but these are necessary as we age. There are benefits to mammograms, and if you haven’t went for your first exam yet, here are some things to prepare you. Of course the biggest benefit of getting a mammogram is early… Read more »


Join Team Compassion in this Year’s Race for the Cure - CompassionCare Hospice

Promoting Heart Health Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us this year for the Susan G Komen-Race for the Cure on Saturday, May 6, 2017! Help show your support for the fight and cure against breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and every 2 minutes a female is diagnosed. Breast cancer is often first suspected… Read more »


Cancer on the Rise in Younger Adults - CompassionCare Hospice

 The number of younger adults being diagnosed with colon cancer is on the rise, according to a recent study by the American Cancer Society. People born in 1990 have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer as people the same age who were born in the 50’s. Colon… Read more »


“Movember”or Men No Shave Month - CompassionCare Hospice

"Movember" or no shave Novemer for Men's Health Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

“Movember” is the month of November. This month is set aside to raise awareness and support cancer and mental health isseus. Men are facing a health crisis. Too many men are dying too young. The Movember Foundation is the only global charity focused solely on men’s health. The Movember Foundation partners with the Prostate Cancer… Read more »


Healthy Lung Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Healthy Lung Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

October is healthy lung month. It makes sense. So many of us have problems pertaining to our lungs this time of year. Pollens, molds, and other allergies are so prevalent this time of year. Fall is a great time of the year for these allergens because it is colder and wetter. Someone severely allergic to… Read more »


Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - CompassionCare Hospice

While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, some are able to live longer with the disease. However, metastatic breast cancer remains a clinical challenge… October 13 places emphasis on this disease stressing the need for new, targeted treatments that will help prolong the lives of those diagnosed with this type of cancer. Reminding… Read more »


Pink October - CompassionCare Hospice

The American Cancer Association states that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women and is the most common cancer found in American women besides other skin cancers. 1 in 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with this cancer throughout their lifetime. “Pink October” (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month) is a time to focus on… Read more »


Ovarian Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice

September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. Ovarian Cancer is one of the most deadly of women’s cancers. Each year, approximately 21,980 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties -average age being 63.  Many women who are diagnosed with Ovarian cancer have a genetic history that may… Read more »


Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Childhood Cancer Awareness - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. CompassionCare Hospice knows this is the time to honor and remember the children and their families affected by these rare diseases. Cancer affects everyone involved. More children are being diagnosed with cancer today than ever before. Support goes a long way. Financial support can help research efforts which might… Read more »