Dr. Laurence Altshuler explains the dangers of a new trend called sunburn art and how it can increase your risk of skin cancer.
Kristen Trukova, MS, RD, CSO, CNSC, LDN, Clinical Oncology Dietitian at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center joins in on a discussion of alkaline diets and whether or not they work. Kristen offers some clues on the difference between acidic and alkaline diets, and how focusing on an alkaline diet can affect the body.
At the age of 63, Paul Harris was diagnosed with stage IV tonsil cancer. At first, Harris decided to forgo treatment and instead change his diet and pray. Two years later, his cancer was still evident. That’s when Harris decided to seek a second opinion at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). After meeting with doctors at CTCA at Midwestern, he underwent radiation and chemotherapy. This past June, he joined 115 other cancer survivors at the hospital’s Celebrate Life® event, commemorating five years of survivorship.
June 5, the 2005 West Liberty-Salem High School and Ohio Hi-Point Career Center graduate joined more than 115 other five-year cancer survivors at the red carpet “Celebrate Life” event hosted by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill.
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern) has honored registered nurse Catherine Pippin with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses in recognition for her commitment and patient-centered approach to care. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.
A cancer diagnosis can prove challenging to anyone’s state of mind, often eliciting feelings of anxiety, sadness, grief, and frustration. Treatment regimens can also impact patients’ ability to maintain their daily routines, which may increase their risk of depression. But depression doesn’t have to go hand in hand with a cancer diagnosis. Dr. David Wakefield at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Tulsa discusses ways to lower your risk (pages 19-22).
Cindy Olmstead, a breast cancer survivor from Wauseon, Ohio, joined more than 115 five-year cancer survivors on Friday, June 5, 2015 for an emotional and momentous walk down a red carpet lined with hundreds of cheering family, friends, caregivers and hospital care team members, to celebrate five years of cancer survivorship.
In patients receiving cancer treatment and home total parenteral nutrition (TPN), the risk for catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) can be reduced significantly by a standardized management approach, according to a recent study.
Debbra Gossen, RN, OCN, GMS, nurse navigator at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® at Midwestern Regional Medical Center and nationally-certified grief management specialist, joins other grief experts in the discussion on how to help families experiencing grief. Debbra shares that each person grieves differently – there is no one set way to grieve - and offers how nurses can embrace and support grieving families.
Rates of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, have doubled in the United States in the past 30 years and will continue to climb unless people minimize exposure to ultraviolet light, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arizona resident and CTCA melanoma patient Tara Beye has become an advocate for skin cancer prevention