When Robbie Robinson was receiving chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, he discovered how to cope with his diagnosis - laughter. Within this article, Robbie and Katherine Puckett, PhD, MS, MSW, LCSW, National Director of Mind-Body Medicine at CTCA, discuss how laughter therapy can reduce the stress of a cancer diagnosis.
Tori, the therapy dog at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, spreads cheer to patients as she and Cynthia Ingram BS RN HN-BC COHN-S, Animal Therapy Coordinator, pass out valentines.
Guilt and privacy concerns come to the forefront when patients with breast cancer are confronted with decisions about testing for gene mutations. Kathleen Boehnlein, BSN, RN, CBCN from Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center shares how to discuss genetic testing results with patients.
The National Institutes of Health estimate that 2.85 million US children under the age of 18 are currently living with a parent who has been diagnosed with cancer. Lindsay Rehm, Oncology Nurse and Education Specialist with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, gives her recommendations on speaking to children about a loved one's cancer diagnosis.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa has added three physicians. Dr. Rola Eid is a plastic surgeon who will serve as medical director of plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Richard Tannen is an intensivist and Dr. Kevin Tulipana is a hospitalist.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa received accreditation for a hands-on instructional, medical oncology fellowship program through the American Osteopathic Association. Richard Haldeman, president and CEO of the Tulsa hospital, and Medical Oncologist Dr. Simeon Jaggernauth are quoted.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has been recognized by the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program (NQMBC®) as being among the top centers in the country for providing quality breast cancer care.
Hospital’s weekend hours draw patients from out of state. CTCA patients Laura Briscoe and Fred Williams share their story of traveling to the Tulsa hospital for treatment on the weekends. CTCA-Tulsa COO Jay Foley and CTCA National Director of Naturopathic Medicine Katherine Anderson are also quoted.
A nutritionally balanced diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. This is especially vital when you’re fighting cancer.
See page 19 – CTCA Naturopathic Oncology Provider Judith Boice, ND, Lac, FABNO, explains the benefits a patient receives when working with a naturopathic provider who is specifically trained to understand the complex biological interactions that can occur with supplements during cancer treatment.