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Sunburn Art: A Dangerous Trend

Dr. Laurence Altshuler explains the dangers of a new trend called sunburn art and how it can increase your risk of skin cancer.

The Benefits of an Alkaline Diet: Does it Really Work?

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.

Middletown cancer survivor called ‘medical mystery’

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.

3-time cancer survivor participates in Celebrate Life event

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.

CTCA Care Manager Nurse Honored With Daisy Award for Compassionate Care

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.

Mental Health During Cancer Treatment

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).

I am like a walking miracle

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.

When Words Are Not Enough: Helping Families With Grief

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.

CDC pushes prevention as melanoma rates double

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

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