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The Emergence of Survivorship Programs

From Yahoo Voice

Author Brandi Walker

The Emergence of Survivorship Programs

Ten years ago, cancer survivorship programs were almost unheard of at hospitals. Now with more cancer survivors living longer, these programs are becoming more commonplace, including at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® hospitals.

Journey Toward Hope

"Cancer."A quiet modern epidemic that intersects almost everyone's life—as the illness of a loved one, a neighbor, a church member, or us. The specific pastoral needs of people fighting cancer—indeed, of most people facing a life-defining health crisis—create powerful moments of conversation, of silent presence, of participating in the suffering of another that can teach us much, whatever our context.

People on the Move: High honors for Lindenhurst CTCA nurse

Award: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center recently honored Jessica Partyka, RN, ICU, with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient centered approach to care.

CTCA in Tulsa Receives Certification

Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa was the first hospital in the state to be recognized by the Quality of Oncology Practice Initiative Certification program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Battling Cancer with Faith

CTCA in Philadelphia offers pastors a chance to learn how to better support their church members who are battling cancer through the free program, Our Journey of Hope.

Half of Cancers are Preventable

It is a single word that can be devastating to hear: cancer. But a new study is offering some encouraging news in the fight against this disease. That news is that we can reduce the risk of cancer, and possibly cut the number of cases in half, by making some lifestyle changes. Dr. David Boyd, Director of Wellness and Prevention at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear, says three things alone can cut your cancer risk significantly.

Answering your breast cancer questions

Chief of Surgery at CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center, Dr. Robert Wascher joins the anchors of the Phoenix NBC affiliate's EVB Live afternoon news program to answer viewer questions about breast cancer in honor of breast cancer awareness month.

How to boost efficiency without sacrificing quality in GI

Gastroenterologists are facing more and more demands on their time, while striving to maintain excellence. Three gastroenterologists, including Dr. Pankaj Vashi, MD, Lead National Medical Director, National Clinical Director of Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Metabolic Support and Gastroenterology, CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, share tips on improving GI practice efficiency without affecting quality of care.

Best Places to Work in Oklahoma

One of the hallmarks that makes Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) unique is something it calls The Mother Standard® of care. How would you want your mother to be treated if she had cancer?

Jewish Women and Cancer: Genetics, testing and treatment – What you need to know

Women of Ashkenazi (central or eastern European Jewish) descent have greater risks of developing breast or ovarian cancer due to a higher incidence of inherited genetic mutations. Ashkenazim have a one in 40 chance of having a harmful BRCA1/2 (BReast CAncer) genetic mutation. Only one in 400 people in the general U.S. population have such a mutation.

Go On, Laugh Your Heart Out. Its Good For You

We all know laughter does us good, but can we hold it to therapeutic standards? Well, it’s not chemotherapy, so it probably won’t cure your cancer, but it can provide a welcome relief from the stress of cancer, Puckett says. A cancer patient approached her a decade ago and said, "You guys need some fun in here," and gave Puckett information on therapeutic laughter. CTCA combines traditional and complementary therapies for cancer patients, so if any place was going to be open to such a practice, this was probably it.

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