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Looking Beyond Breast Cancer

If you’re a breast cancer survivor, you’ve overcome the fight of a lifetime. So why does it often feel like the battles have only just begun after treatment ends? For the 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and those still undergoing treatment, the healing process can be emotionally and physically demanding. Patients might find themselves suffering from common symptoms, including loss of joint motion, fatigue, and pain. Depression, anxiety, and feeling scared that cancer might return, are all very real concerns during survivorship. This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, South County Physical Therapy, Inc. (SCPT) is raising awareness to let cancer survivors know they are not alone after treatment ends.

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Take Action During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

A prostate cancer diagnosis can quickly turn life upside-down—not only for the affected patient but for the family, as well. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men, according to the American Cancer Society. However, it is also highly treatable. The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) reports that when cancer is detected in local or regional stages, nearly 100% of patients will be free of the disease after five years. Every September, initiatives like Prostate Cancer Awareness Month help to educate the community and highlight important signs and symptoms. It’s also a perfect time to assess your risk factors, schedule a prostate screening, and take the “temperature” on your overall health.

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Fighting Juvenile Fibromyalgia With Physical Therapy

Watching a child in pain is insufferable, but that’s what parents of children who have fibromyalgia experience on a regular basis. Adolescents with juvenile primary fibromyalgia syndrome (JPFS) are accustomed to chronic pain and tenderness in their joints, muscles, and soft tissue. The syndrome goes hand in hand with other ailments such as poor sleep, irritability, and headaches. Difficulty concentrating, gastrointestinal problems, anxiety, and depression are also common. Though there is no cure for fibromyalgia, a combination of approaches can help offer relief.

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National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Every year, regardless of age, race, or socio-economic class, three million Americans will be diagnosed with scoliosis, the most common spinal deformity in the country. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 85% of cases will have an unidentifiable cause. So how do we prepare for a condition with no prevention methods, hazy risk factors, and unknown causes? The Scoliosis Research Society encourages early detection and education to raise awareness regarding scoliosis, especially throughout the month of June which has been named National Scoliosis Awareness Month.

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