Betrayal by their body, limited or conflicting knowledge and understanding, imperfect body image, pain and suffering, and disturbances in normal living -- these are all emotions that patients may feel when they hear the dreaded word "lymphedema." Raakhee Patel, PT, DPT, ICLM, Physical Therapist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, shares best practices for lymphedema management, and how to create a patient-centered treatment plan pre- and post-operatively.
Prevention is critical when it comes to skin cancer and melanoma prevention and detection. CTCA melanoma patient Shawn Patterson discussed his cancer journey, with an important message for all.
Gary Hackney of McHenry, Ill., who volunteered on behalf of Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) at the annual “Stepping Up to Wellness” Run/Walk May 3 in Libertyville, Ill, shares his cancer journey story and the integrative support that helped him during treatment. CTCA at Midwestern nurse Elizabeth Padilla shares how seeing a patient recover from cancer gives her hope.
In honor of Melanoma Monday, and to educate about the importance of early detection and prevention, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Allergy and Dermatology Specialists and 3TV partnered to provide a free, community-wide skin cancer screening.
While being diagnosed with cancer can happen to anyone, those of ethnic minority groups tend to have a higher incidence rate. Dr. Dennis Citrin, Medical Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, joins Examiner.com writer Brandi Walker to discuss cancer risks among minorities.
Early detection is critical in preventing skin cancer and melanoma. Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Allergy and Dermatology Specialists and 3TV teamed up to provide free skin cancer screening to hundreds of community members.
Dr. Laurence Altshuler explains that using a tanning bed is a factor related to melanoma.
Dr. Eugene Ahn, Hematologist/Oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, shares a medical symptom no woman should ignore in this article: redness of the breast.
With spring in bloom and summer just around the corner, healthy eating is top of mind for many people. Carolyn Lammersfeld, MS, RD, CSO, LD, CNSC, Vice President of Integrative Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America®, shares a few easy-to-fix recipes that have minimal ingredients, yet are packed with powerful nutrients.
Rhonda Spinks wanted to feel like she was back in control of her body, her health. It had been almost five years since Spinks, 36, of Oklahoma City, had been diagnosed with and beat breast cancer. Spinks wanted to prove to herself and everyone around her that she was healthy, that you could be healthy again after cancer.