Irene McNeil, a breast cancer survivor from Carpentersville, Illinois, 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 at the annual Celebrate Life® event held at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern).
“Certain cancer symptoms almost always prompt a visit to the doctor...But there are other symptoms that most people ignore.”
Eugene Ahn, MD, Hematologist/Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center shares with Bottom Line Personal magazine symptoms most people ignore, but could be a sign of cancer.
It is important to note that if you have any of the symptoms alone, the likelihood of you having cancer is less than one percent. That doesn’t mean you should ignore the symptom, but don’t panic if it does arise.
Almost nothing (except maybe his kids) can bring a bigger smile to chef Kenny Wagoner’s face than a cancer patient saying they gained weight eating his food. That’s because, as executive chef at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, his food can change peoples’ lives.
Breast cancer survivor Mara DeFilippis, 42, said she felt like a blank canvas in the time between her reconstructive surgery and when she was healed enough to have areolas and nipples permanently tattooed. To help women experiencing the same disconnect between their bodies and their sense of themselves after mastectomies, DeFilippis has developed a line of temporary, 3-D printed tattoos — called Tata Tattoos — that look like raised nipples and lifelike areolas.
"Products like Tata Tattoos provide a vital, sometimes overlooked service," said Randall Craft, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Goodyear. "These are stories that almost every woman who goes through this process has. There can be a lot of discomfort and anxiety about their bodies. So anything that helps women feel more like themselves is helpful."
Lifestyle and environmental factors are important to cancer prevention strategies. Only 5 percent to 10 percent of cancers are estimated to develop due to inherited genes, explains Cancer Treatment Centers of America naturopathic practitioners Sara Gomendi, ND, FABNO, and Jessica Moore, ND.
"Developing good fitness habits early will make the degree of willpower and effort it takes to stay fit when the aging process starts to take over much easier," wrote Jay Foley, Chief Operating Officer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® in Tulsa. Furthermore, "Staying active sets a good example for your family, even if you are only able to get 30 minutes a day."
CTCA in Tulsa physicians Dr. Daniel Nader, Dr. Ritwick Panicker, and Dr. Archibald Miller are recognized by their peers in Oklahoma Magazine's Top Docs issue.
“It is important for someone to learn about an organization’s culture prior to accepting a position. Culture is a large variable that influences overall employee engagement and the longevity that individuals stay with an organization. If it is not the right culture fit, someone is unlikely to be contributing their best and their tenure will likely be short,” says Kristin Darby, CIO at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America®.
“The number of ties and links regarding health and medical information between family members is much higher and stronger than you may think.” Eric Fowler, MS, Manager of Genetics Counseling at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, joins other experts in the discussion of why it is so vital to know your family medical history. Eric shares that the more you are able to provide your physician, the better.
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