June 5, the 2005 West Liberty-Salem High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center graduate joined more than 115 other five-year cancer survivors at the red carpet “Celebrate Life” event hosted by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill.
A cancer diagnosis can prove challenging to anyone’s state of mind, often eliciting feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, and frustration. Treatment regimens can also impact patients’ ability to maintain their daily routines, which may increase their risk of depression. But depression doesn’t have to go hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. David Wakefield at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa discusses ways to lower your risk (pages 19-22).
Cindy Olmstead, a breast cancer survivor from Wauseon, Ohio, joined more than 115 five-year cancer survivors on Friday, June 5, 2015 for an emotional and momentous walk down a red carpet lined with hundreds of cheering family, friends, caregivers and hospital care team members, to celebrate five years of cancer survivorship.
In patients receiving cancer treatment and home total parenteral nutrition (TPN), the risk for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) can be reduced significantly by a standardized management approach, according to a recent study.
Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled in the United States in the past 30 years and will continue to climb unless people minimize exposure to ultraviolet light, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona resident and CTCA melanoma patient Tara Beye has become an advocate for skin cancer prevention
Laura Gilmore, MSN, RN-BC, Magnet® Program Director at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern), shares why she chose to pursue her BSN through the Chamberlain College of Nursing’s RN to BSN program. As a commitment to providing extraordinary patient care, CTCA at Midwestern has agreed that by 2020, 80 percent of its RNs will hold a BSN.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s annual 'Celebrate Life' festivities held June 5 were the most attended ever, with over 1,000 guests, including the celebrants.
What would you do if you heard the voice of the Lord? When Pastor Juan Strayham from Detroit, MI heard God tell him “wait for the miracle” on January 5, 2014, he was in awe. Shortly after, his wife, Pastor Anne, was diagnosed with stage III uterine cancer. Both being pastors, the couple saw the work of God in their lives throughout Anne’s treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center.
Skin cancer rates in Arizona are on the rise. CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center Chief of Medical Oncology Dr. Walter Quan discusses the dangers of tanning when it comes to skin cancer awareness and prevention.
Many people with cancer will turn to their own church or community organizations for help, but if their care team places an emphasis on spiritual support as a valuable part of the treatment plan, patients will be better equipped to cope with the psychological and emotional effects of cancer. To address this need in the community, CTCA sponsors a Cancer Care Leadership Training called Our Journey of Hope lead by the Pastoral Care team. Our Journey of Hope equips church leadership with tools to support members of their congregation who may also be cancer patients.