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Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Beacon Advocates - Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. According to the ACS, 19,710 women will receive a new diagnosis in 2023, and 13,270 women will die. Ovarian cancer can be difficult to pinpoint and diagnose in its earlier stages. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer can include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, trouble eating or feeling full […]

World Cancer Research Day

Beacon Advocates - World Cancer Research Day

World 🌎 Cancer Research Day is a global campaign that aims to raise public awareness of the importance of cancer research and the invaluable contributions of cancer researchers worldwide. According to the International Agency for Research (IARC), cancer will be the leading cause of death worldwide in the coming years. By contributing and supporting cancer […]

The Future of Early Cancer Detection

Beacon Advocates - The Future of Early Cancer Detection

The Galleri test is being touted as the future of early cancer detection. Early detection is the most effective way to prevent and treat cancers in their earliest stages. The earlier the cancer is caught, the higher the probability of surviving a cancer diagnosis. A U.S. biotech company, Grail, is working towards making that possibility […]

Testimonials – Why Beacon?

Beacon Advocates - Testimonials – Why Beacon

Since 2012, our seasoned and certified oncology nurses and social worker specialists have helped families navigate through their cancer experience by providing guidance and advocacy services that place the patient back at the center of care. Our primary commitment, first and foremost, is to the patient and their caregivers. Don’t just take our word for […]

Ultraviolet Safety Month

July is known as Ultraviolet Safety Month. During this time, the mission is to spread awareness about the importance of protecting our eyes and skin from the side effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet radiation is a form of electromagnetic radiation that derives from the sun and man-made sources such as a tanning bed containing UV […]

Cancer Treatments & Hair loss

Hair loss is a common side effect of cancer treatments. It is common in those undergoing chemotherapy as part of one’s cancer treatment. Not all who undergo these types of treatments will experience hair loss. Chemotherapy drugs often damage hair follicles, causing the hair to fall out. Some therapies will only affect the hair on […]

What is Immunotherapy?

Beacon Advocates Blog Posts - What is Immunotherapy

June is Cancer Immunotherapy Month. According to the American Association for Cancer Research, cancer immunotherapy refers to treatments that can unlock the power of a patient’s immune system to fight his or her cancer. Decades of scientific research have provided us with in-depth insight into the immune system and how it interacts with cancer cells. […]

National Cancer Research Month

Beacon Advocates Blog Posts - National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month. It is hard to find a person who has not been impacted by cancer. Whether it was a friend, neighbor, or relative, it continues to hit close to home. Cancer remains the second leading cause of death in the United States. As a result, the American Association for Cancer […]

Melanoma Monday

Beacon Advocates Blog Posts - Melanoma Monday

Today is #MelanomaMonday. The American Academy of Dermatology has designated the 1st Monday in May to kick off National Melanoma Month. This time frame focuses on sun safety, skin health, tanning prevention, and skin cancer screenings. The hope is that the resources and information shared will reduce the number of melanomas diagnosed. Although Melanoma is […]