Clinton native, Donald Ringley joined more than 100 other survivors from across the country for a symbolic tree-planting ceremony June 6 as part of the annual Celebrate Life event at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center in Zion, Ill.
In the past five years, Ringley has gotten married to the love of his life, watched his granddaughter grow up and shared an emotional experience with fellow cancer survivors celebrating renewed life. If not for quality care and support, none of it would have happened.
Brooke McIntyre, CTCA clinical oncology dietitian showcased healthy snack ideas for kids.
Donald Decker, of Beloit, credits his faith and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) for helping him win the fight of his life. Decker, the husband of Mary, father of son Kenneth Decker, Crystal Rutkowski and Sarah Greenwood and grandfather of six, was 48 years old when he heard his grim diagnosis in 2009 after having severe back pain.
The Golden Hurricane football team brightened the day of cancer patients.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Registered Nursing is one of the top occupations in terms of the largest job growth from 2008 to 2018. With growth in the field, more and more employers are valuing those with advanced degrees in nursing. Adrienne Schultz is the assistant vice president for Patient Care Services for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois and is a prime example of how continuing education can help advance a career.
In addition to being sweet and tasty, peaches have a lot of health benefits, according to Kenny Wagoner, the executive chef of Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Nikki Campagna holds a Master’s of Science in nursing, Doctorate in clinical practice and is the Infusion Center Manager for Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. Nikki can offer some insider information on the many advantages in working for CTCA and the nursing field in general.
Dr. Bruce Gershenhorn, an oncologist at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), is on the front lines of this fight. Gershenhorn, who treats mostly lung cancer patients, has seen up-close how recent breakthroughs are making a difference.
At CTCA, doctors are taking a new approach to cancer treatment. Instead of the old one-size-fits-all model, doctors are trying to understand the unique engines or drivers of the cancer. Based on the cancer mutation, a specific drug is being chosen to hopefully attack the cancer’s root.
Karl Voelkel and Nicloe Carson returned to CTCA in Zion on June 5-6 for their annual “Celebrate Life” event, designed for all five year cancer survivors treated at the center. The event marked the 26th year that a tree has been planted in honor of each survivor. More than 300 trees were planted this year in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation and each survivor was also honored with an engraved gold leaf, displayed on the ever growing “tree of life” located at the center.
Hematology and bone marrow transplant highlights from ASCO—Part I - Prepared by Syed A. Abutalib, MD, Assistant Director Hematology & Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, Illinois.