In a true/false educational format, Syed A. Abutalib, MD, Assistant Director, Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation Program, CTCA at Midwestern shares highlights from Blood, JCO, NEJM, Lancet Oncology, and FDA.
Mesa, Arizona mom of three and devoted wife, Wendi Tufts was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2014. “My family is the number one reason I want to be here and win the fight against cancer,” she said. “Hearing those three words, ‘you have cancer,’ changes your life. You aren’t quite sure what to do next, where to turn, who to call or how to tell your children. So you cry, and you cry more. And then you take a deep breath and gear up for the fight of your life.”
For individuals fighting cancer, nothing is more important than the curative treatment regimen. However, when a wound occurs, the focus shifts and the goal becomes managing the wound to enable continuation of curative treatment.
With its rich history, honey used for wound healing is reemerging in modern day medicine, particularly for patients with cancer. An online search for honey for wound management and cancer patients will produce numerous positive studies and reviews,1,2 including recommendations from prominent cancer institutions, such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America3 and Memorial Sloan Kettering,4 on the positive role of honey in wound management and nutrition.
Larry and Patty Marshall are both receiving treatment for cancer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa. Patty was diagnosed with breast cancer in October 2006; Larry received a diagnosis of prostate cancer in May 2011.
Katherine Anderson, ND, FABNO, national director of Naturopathic Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America shares advice regarding integrative cancer care.
Jennifer Rackley, a nurse at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa is quoted in this article.
Dr. Michael Kayser, a clinical geneticist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, is quoted in this article.
Celebrating “every day” since their cancer diagnosis, more than 200 survivors were invited to mark the five-year milestone since their first treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at the hospital’s annual Celebrate Life event held on Friday, September 12.
The Rev. Percy McCray, director of pastoral care for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, will present “Our Journey of Hope (OJOH)” to religious leaders.
CTCA Chef Mattie Sloan talks about the immune boosting properties of mushrooms and demonstrates a portabella mushroom pizza recipe.