Archive for tag: cancer

New Pap Smear Guidelines

24 September, 2010 (07:47) | Health Advice | By: Jennifer Brull

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently came out with new Pap smear guidelines. Women should have their first screening Pap smear at age 21 unless there has been a previous abnormal Pap smear. Women age 21-29 with no history of abnormal Pap smear should have a Pap smear every two years. Women […]

Rooks County Breast Cancer Support Group Forming

18 September, 2010 (14:02) | News | By: Jennifer Brull

A new community group is forming in Rooks County. If you have been affected by breast cancer (survivor, family or care giver), please plan to join the development meeting on Wednesday, October 20.

Is that tan worth melanoma?

30 May, 2010 (14:20) | Health Advice | By: Jennifer Brull

Before you sign up for the multi-pack at the tanning parlor, consider whether you want melanoma later in life. People who regularly use tanning beds may double or even triple their risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a new study.