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These infographics provide insights into specific diseases, procedures and other health care topics. Our goal is to translate complex health care information into simplified graphical snapshots that will leave you with a better understanding of how a disease can occur, be treated and possibly prevented.
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Seasonal Affective Disorders
From October until April, some people experience a serious mood change known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a type of depression that occurs when there is less natural sunlight. Learn more: SAD? Shining a Light on Seasonal Affective DisorderDownload Infographic
Cervical Cancer Infographic
- Avoid getting infected with human papillomavirus (HPV). Because HPV is sexually transmitted, practicing safe sex and limiting the number of sexual partners can help reduce risk.
- Get vaccinated before becoming sexually active. A vaccine can protect against the major cancer-causing HPV strains in girls and young women who have not yet been exposed to the virus.
- Have regular Pap test screenings. Pap tests remain the most effective way of catching cervical cancer while it is in its earliest pre-cancerous stages and preventing the development of invasive cervical cancer.
Lung cancer is cancer that starts in the lungs.
The lungs are located in the chest. When you breathe, air goes through your nose, down your windpipe (trachea), and into the lungs, where it spreads through tubes called bronchi. Most lung cancer begins in the cells that line these tubes.View Larger
Prostate CancerProstate cancer is the third most common cause of death from cancer in men of all ages and is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75. This infographic discusses the warning signs of prostate cancer, risk factors and treatment options.
TrueBeam from Varian Medical Systems is an advanced radiotherapy system that opens up treatment options for some of the most complex cancers in areas such as the head and neck, lung, prostate, breast, abdomen and liver. The TrueBeam system’s advanced imaging and powerful treatment modes allow doctors to tailor treatments specific to your particular cancer.
About 12% of women will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. Each year in the United States, about 207,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer and about 54,000 women are diagnosed with pre-invasive breast cancer. Although breast cancer in men is rare, about 2,000 American men are diagnosed each year with invasive breast cancer.