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Cancer Nurse Calls Honey a ‘Game Changer’ for Wound Healing

Honey is especially helpful for wounds that are slow to heal or prone to infection. For cancer patients who may suffer from bed sores, skin legions caused by radiation treatment, and surgical wounds, honey can make a big difference in how they feel and how fast they heal.

According to Patrice Dillow, a registered nurse at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Ill., honey has been “a game changer” for modern oncology treatment.

Front Loaded Recovery

Glenda Borreo, PT, MHSc, CLT, ACSM EP-C, CCET, physical therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center discusses the concept of “prehabilitation” or “prehab”. Prehab is physical therapy provided prior to cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy or radiation) and may benefit a patient by improving physical function, reducing hospital length of stay and postoperative pain, and helping the patient better tolerate treatment.

Develop a Game Plan to Make the Most of Your Career

Denise Geuder RN, MS, CNOR is Vice President of Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. She has been a nurse for 35 years and has served as a hospital executive in the Tulsa area for more than 20 years. In this article, she shares five key lessons she has leaned  along the way.  

“As in any career field, you need a game plan to make the most of it. Early on, I was given the opportunity to enter into leadership. One of the greatest challenges for me was maintaining a respectable work-life balance while raising a family...”

CTCA ranked 4th most positively perceived brand

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) ranked 4th out of more than 1,400 companies tracked in the widely acclaimed YouGov Brandlndex "Best Brand" survey during the first six months of 2015. "Receiving this recognition is in harmony with our mission; however, it is only as valuable as the care we deliver to our patients and loved ones whom place their trust in us," said Scott Jones, president and CEO of CTCA at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern).

Understanding Melanoma

On the heels of former President Jimmy Carter’s announcement about his melanoma spreading to his brain and liver, Dr. Laurence Altshuler of Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa talks about this serious disease.

For Survivors of Cancer, Finding Love Involves an Extra Hurdle

For survivors of cancer, finding love involves discussing the disease and the changes it has brought. Read what Corliss Ivy, a mind-body medicine psychotherapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill. and others have to share about finding love.

CTCA surgeons named to Newsweek's 'Top Cancer Doctors 2015'

Zion has a world-class cancer treatment center in the heart of town and it's easy to take that for granted...Most recently, two CTCA surgeons were recognized by Newsweek magazine. The publication included surgical oncologist, Charles Komen Brown, MD, PhD, Medical Director of Surgery and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Kiev, MD, FACS at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in its "Top Cancer Doctors 2015" as two of the nation's premier physicians.

Understanding the spread of melanoma

President Jimmy Carter speaks publicly about his battle with cancer, revealing his melanoma has spread to his liver and his brain.

Dr. Glen Weiss, director of clinical research at CTCA at Western Regional Medical Center speaks with NBC's Doug Meehan to help viewers understand how melanoma spreads and its treatment options.

Laughter is Food for the Soul

The connection between laughter and physical and spiritual health is gaining credence in the mainstream health care system. The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, upon a patient's request, introduced a laughter therapy program in their midwestern regional medical center that uses the natural physiological process of laughter to help relieve physical or emotional stress and discomfort. These laughter clubs or humor groups give cancer patients and their families a tool for healing.

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