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.
The saying goes, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.” That saying embodies the words and actions of Loretta Brunetti. In 2013, while her younger sister was battling cancer, Brunetti had a call on her heart to volunteer at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa.
Medicare, in its latest effort to provide consumers with a way to compare hospitals, awarded its top "five-star" rating to just two medical centers in the Philadelphia region.
Both those hospitals — Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Northeast Philadelphia and Physicians Care Surgical Hospital in Royersford, Montgomery County — are specialty care facilities.
Katherine Anderson, parent of a Lee student and National Director of Naturopathic Medicine at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, is ground zero for the event.
The mind-bogglingly complex American health-care system took a step toward user-friendliness Thursday when the federal government assigned star ratings - 1 to 5, like restaurant and movie reviews - for patient satisfaction at thousands of U.S. hospitals.
In the Philadelphia region, for example, just two hospitals - Physicians Care Surgical Hospital in Montgomery County and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Eastern Regional Medical Center in Crescentville - scored five stars. Ten, including the highly regarded Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, received four stars.
CTCA Executive Chef Kenny Wagoner talks about the 2015 Chefs for the Cure event which will be held at the Tulsa hospital and showcases an Asian Barbeque Shrimp recipe.
Kenny Wagoner, the executive chef with Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa, shares several foods that have immune-boosting properties. He also talks about the upcoming Chefs for the Cure event to benefit the local Susan G. Komen affiliate.
According to the American Cancer Society, the words – IT’S CANCER – will be heard by one in two African American men and one in three African American women in his or her lifetime. Coming to terms with cancer is never easy and change in appearance is one of the most common and visible side effects of cancer treatment.
Tyler White, a salon technician, and Corliss Ivy, mind-body therapist, from Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center, discuss the body image changes that may accompany a cancer diagnosis, and how to cope with them.
Chefs for the Cure was founded by Kenny Wagoner, executive chef at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, as a way to honor his mother, herself a breast cancer survivor. The event brings more than 300 community members together to taste gourmet cuisine from local chefs and enjoy live music and complimentary beer, wine and a specialty cocktail.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is commemorating National Minority Cancer Awareness Week. Learn more about the rates of cancers in minority groups, as well as the necessary support minorities seek in cancer treatment. A 2014 CTCA study titled “The Cancer Experience: A National Study of Patients and Caregivers” shows that health care leaders should be deeply focused on putting the patients and their experience at the core of the whole operation, as patients are looking for providers to give them effective treatment and detailed information of progress