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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.

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.

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.

Cancer Survivors Celebrate

Stephen Cargile was honored at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa at the hospital’s annual Celebrate Life event. Stephen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2006. Even though he is more than a five-year survivor, this was the first year that Stephen and his wife, Roxie, were able to attend the annual celebration.

Say What? Listening to Your Body’s Cues

On pages 56-58, Dr. Larry Altshuler, director of oncology intake at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, is quoted several times in this article about how listening to your body’s cues – both good and bad – can help.

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