Improving health literacy is the first step in spreading awareness about early detection and treatment for diseases like lung, breast, and skin cancer.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014
As medical organizations recognize April 2014 as National Cancer Control Month, Nucleus Medical Media offers free informational medical animations through social media channels to explain and promote health literacy.
The World Cancer Research Fund International estimates that, “There were an estimated 14.1 million cancer cases around the world in 2012, of these 7.4 million cases were in men and 6.7 million in women. This number is expected to increase to 24 million by 2035.”
With a mission to support and enhance health literacy, Nucleus offers no-cost, informational videos about the various types of cancer and their treatment on the Nucleus Medical Media YouTube channel:
- Cancer Treatment: Chemotherapy describes the various effects of chemotherapy: cancer cell death, tumor death, and destruction of normal cells and tissue. It also covers the side effects associated with chemotherapy treatments.
- Cancer Treatment: IMRT (Radiation Therapy) describes the process of intensity-modulated radiation therapy, or IMRT, a procedure used to treat certain forms of cancer, to kill cancer or control cancer growth.
- Prevention videos such as “Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema” which show the health risks of smoking tobacco.
Ron Collins, CEO and Cofounder of Nucleus Medical Media, believes that the web is ideally suited to help spread health literacy information like cancer control awareness: “Improving health literacy is the first step in spreading awareness about early detection and treatment for diseases like lung, breast, and skin cancer,” he says. “We ask all of our YouTube viewers and Facebook followers to watch and share these animations to raise awareness of National Cancer Control Month.”
If you are a nonprofit organization interested in using medical animations for community-based or faith-based health presentations on cancer and cancer treatments, email Nucleus at info(at)nucleusinc(dot)com with “Cancer Control Month Information” in the subject heading.
For more information contact Nucleus Medical Media at (800) 333-0753 or heathcare(at)nucleusinc(dot)com.
About Nucleus Medical Media
Founded in 1997, Nucleus Medical Media, Inc. is an award-winning creator of medical illustrations, medical animations, and interactive multimedia for the publishing, legal, healthcare, entertainment, pharmaceutical, medical device, and academic markets. Nucleus’s clients and partners include WebMD, McGraw-Hill, Dr. Oz, EBSCO Publishing, and thousands of other businesses in new and traditional media. Nucleus employs the world’s largest team of graduate-degreed medical illustrators, and has a Medical Review Board with more than 125 physicians and nurses. For more information, visit our website: nucleushealth.com.