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White, hot trends for summer

Some shudder at the thought of white apparel, but I’m here to tell you that there is nothing to fear. Not only is white the most perfect color to keep you cool during the hot Arizona summer, it’s flattering and versatile. I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to fashions in white. And whether you prefer a dress, shorts, or a jumpsuit – this summer, white is it. And that “No White after Labor Day” rule? So passé. You can wear this color year round.

Alison Goodman is the marketing director of Scottsdale Quarter

look one There is nothing easier than throwing on shorts and a girlie shirt. What I love about this combo from CALYPSO St. Barth is that the pieces are great together while easily standing on their own. White denim shorts will soon become your summer staple and that easy-breezy-gauzy top? Pair with your favorite black slim pants and a black tank for fall – this summertime piece just transitioned you into next season.
look two Well, hello sexy! This one-shoulder ruched dress from Ruby Boutique is the perfect piece to bring with you on your next beach vacation. You can wear it during the day by throwing on a pair of metallic gladiator sandals and simple jewelry, like the necklace shown here, but this piece works for nighttime as well. I’d recommend a pair of cork wedges and statement earrings – done and done.
look three This look from H & M is definitely for the fashion risk-takers. We saw sweatshirts explode on the runways a couple of seasons ago and there are no signs for a slow-down. Designers have kicked things up a notch by including catchy slogans and phrases, like the one shown here. Keep this masculine piece feminine by pairing it with a flouncy skater skirt like the one shown here, but for daytime, I’d wear a pair of black Converse to keep it interesting.
look three I’m a true sucker for a simple tank dress and this little number from GAP does not disappoint. There’s nothing better than putting on a single item and being ready to head out the door. Here, the store has paired the dress with leather wedges, but it can definitely work with flat sandals too. I’m loving the metallic slides that were all over the spring 2014 runways – think Birkenstocks gone rose gold and in a more feminine shape.
Prostate cancer

Proactive Prostate: Learn The Facts, Risks, Treatments Of Prostate Cancer

When it comes to prostate cancer and men, the statistics are sobering.

According to the American Cancer Society:

  • Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.
  • More than 240,00 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2012.
  • More than 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer in 2012.
  • One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

As we observe Prostate Cancer Awareness Month this September, why not take the time to learn the facts about this disease, risk factors and current treatments available?

It’s a Guy Thing

Fact – only men can get prostate cancer.

Simply put, ladies don’t have a prostate gland!

It’s an Age Thing

It is imperative to note that the majority of all prostate cancer – more than 70 percent – occurs in men age 65 and older. In fact, prostate cancer is almost completely nonexistent in men under the age of 40.

It’s a Sneaky Thing

When you have cold, you sneeze.

When you have a sinus infection, it is hard to swallow.

But, unfortunately, there are no easy-to-detect signs of early prostate cancer. It isn’t until the more advanced and difficult-to-treat stages that one might notice trouble urinating, blood in the urine and bone/pelvic pain.

It’s a Testing Thing

Because symptoms of the disease may not be present until later stages, proactive prostate screening is imperative. The best method is two complimentary tests. First is the digital rectal examination, which should be done once a year during a regular annual physical after age 50.

Sure, it is uncomfortable, but it is critical in helping us detect prostate cancer as well as a litany of other issues, including growths, pelvic pain, bleeding and even colorectal cancer.

There is also a second critical screening involving the blood, which tests the prostate-specific antigen (PSA), that doctors should use to compliment the rectal exam as well.

It’s a Curable Thing

Taking the proper prevention methods to assist in prostate health, participating in routine testing and getting the proper treatment are all part of prostate protection. If the right measures are taken, experts would agree that prostate cancer is preventable, if not curable, for most men.

Just some of the treatments available today include:

  • Active surveillance – essentially watchful waiting, this option may be best for those in very early stages or with very slow growing cancer
  • Prostatectomy – surgical removal of the entire prostate gland and some surrounding tissue
  • Radiation Therapy – directed radioactive exposure that kills the cancerous cells and surrounding tissues
  • Hormone Therapy – also known as androgen-deprivation therapy or ADT, prostate cancer cell growth relies the hormone testosterone as the main fuel; ADT removes that fuel
  • Chemotherapy – the use of chemicals that kill or halt the growth of cancer cells

As science progresses, studies have demonstrated that radiation treatment — delivered externally and internally — is as effective in treating the disease as surgical removal of the prostate. But, side effects can include bladder and bowel issues.

As a result, nearly 100 medical centers throughout the country have adopted a new system, called Calypso, which enables physicians to determine the exact location of the prostate in real time during radiation therapy. Armed with this information, radiation to the surrounding healthy tissue can be avoided and side effects can be minimized.

For more information about prostate cancer, please visit canceraz.com.