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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer Detection, AlpharettaPeople who live in the North Georgia area are very fortunate to have the beautiful surroundings and tend to enjoy being outdoors. Just living in the south can mean your exposure to harmful, skin cancer causing ultraviolet Radiation is much higher than other areas of the country in just your everyday exposure. Since Dr. Zack Charkawi at Johns Creek Family Practice shares an office with dermatologist, Dr. Shereen Timani, he has become very aware of the signs of skin cancer. Skin cancer is occurring at an alarming rate but early detection and treatment can completely cure skin cancer in most cases.

Prostate Cancerprostate cancer, Alpharetta

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Dr. Charkawi can perform a prostate exam that could be helpful in determining whether you might have prostate cancer. The test is not always conclusive and that is why the American Cancer Society suggests that men should make an informed decision. Dr. Charkawi can educate you about prostate cancer and testing and together you can decide if testing is the right choice for you.

Weight loss, AlpharettaBody Weight and Cancer Risk

It is estimated that 1 out of every 3 cancer deaths in the United States is linked to excess body weight, poor nutrition and lack of physical exercise. Being overweight or obese is clearly linked to certain types of cancer including:

• Breast
• Colon and rectum
• Endoometrium (lining of the uterus)
• Esophagus
• Kidney
• Pancreas

Dr. Charkawi at Johns Creek Family Medicine is a specialist in weight loss. He believes strongly that losing weight can greatly influence your overall health and well-being, as well as decreasing your risk of certain cancers. To begin your weight loss program, ask Dr. Charkawi to explain how his weight loss program works and how it is different than other weight loss programs offered in the Atlanta area.

Lung Cancer

It is a proven fact that use of tobacco products causes lung cancer and other diseases, but still people continue to smoke. Quitting smoking or even chewing tobacco is really hard to do. The reason is the nicotine which is a drug found in tobacco. Over time a person becomes physically dependent on and emotionally addicted to nicotine. This physical dependence causes unpleasant withdrawal symptoms when you try to quit. The emotional and mental dependence (addiction) make it hard to stay away from nicotine after you quit. Studies have shown that to quit and stay quit, smokers must deal with both the physical and mental dependence.

Dr. Zack Charkawi at Johns Creek Family Practice wants to help people to break their addiction. He offers a smoking cessation program that has been proven successful for many of his patients. Call and schedule an appointment to find out how you can quit smoking with the help of Johns Creek Family Practice serving patients from Alpharetta, Cumming, Suwanee, Roswell, and Duluth, GA.