Know the Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of death due to cancer in America (27% of all cancer deaths.) There are approximately 224,210 new cases of lung cancer (116,000 in men and 108,210 in women), and an estimated 159,260 deaths (86,930 in men and 72,330 among women) each year (American Cancer Society, 2014.) More men and … Continued

Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s Community Research Pioneers

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It started with an ambitious and, at the time unheard-of, plan: to make clinical trials accessible to the community without the support of an academic institution. The commitment of John D. Hainsworth, MD, F. Anthony Greco, MD, and Howard A. “Skip” Burris, III, MD, have resulted in more than 1,600 clinical trials, including more than … Continued

We’re Thankful for Cancer Caregivers

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According to Caregiver Action Network, more than 65 million Americans care for loved ones with chronic conditions, disabilities, disease or the frailties of old age. Caregiving is an act of love, but it can also be a challenging commitment, according to the recent “When Care Comes Home” survey. While 80 percent of caregivers believe that their caregiver role … Continued

It’s Movember! What Does That Mean Again?

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What do moustaches have to do with men’s health? Well, during Movember (November 1 – 30) growing a moustache is a lighthearted and visual way to bring some attention to men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Throughout the month, participants are encouraged to “let it grow,” with individuals and groups supporting their “moustache momentum” … Continued

You’ve Heard of Rehab … But Do You Know About Prehab?

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While the idea of undergoing rehabilitation after treatment for cancer may be familiar to most patients, the concept of prehabilitation, therapy before your treatment, probably is not. So what is it, and why do you need it? TriStar Centennial Medical Center’s Director of Rehabilitation, Jeff LeCates, and Mardys Hewgley, physical therapist, explain how prehabilitation (prehab) … Continued