Category: Cancer

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    Testicular Cancer? When You Should See a Doctor

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    By the time a man hits age 50, his chances of developing testicular cancer drops to less than 1 percent. That doesn’t mean men shouldn’t pay attention to signs and symptoms of a potential, growing  health issue, says Urologist Jaschar Shakuri-Rad. “While testicular cancer is rare, early detection is important in boosting your chances of … Continued

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    Stonewall Jackson Hospital Infusion Center helps patients through difficult times

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    Circumstances have been difficult for Judy Piercy the last couple of years. She suddenly became a widow, and a year later, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Yet she is a positive, friendly person who speaks well of the many people who came forward to support her during her lowest moments. Just a few years ago, … Continued

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    5 Simple Ways to Lower Your Colon Cancer Risk

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    Colorectal cancer, also referred to as colon cancer, is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. It’s also one of the most preventable types of cancers, says Mon Health Oncologist Vaibhav Verma. “Colorectal cancer can be one of the most preventable and treatable cancers—if caught early,” said Dr. Verma. “Taking steps to … Continued

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    Your Mammography Screening Schedule: When to Start and How Often to Screen

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    More than 90 percent of women with breast cancer detected in the early stages will survive. Yet, some still put off or skip their mammograms simply because the screening advice varies. According to Dr. Megan Johnson, a primary care physician at Mon Health Wedgewood Primary Care, getting a mammogram is the best way patients can … Continued

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    ‘The hardest part about having breast cancer was telling my 3-year-old daughter’

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    Telling family and friends you have breast cancer can be tough, but telling your 3-year-old daughter can be even harder. At least that was the case for Amy Pouillon. Amy and her husband Jonathan met with Dr. Willaim Burns, MD, at the Mon Health Surgical Care Suncrest location when he told the couple of the … Continued

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    West Virginia Teacher Refuses To Let Cancer Consume Her

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    In early 2015, newlywed Lana Phillips was teaching 5th graders in Morgan County, WV, coaching basketball and training for her first half marathon. For the 31 year old from Cumberland, MD, life was exactly what she’d envisioned. But she was feeling tired. More tired than usual. Lana blamed it on the basketball games, early mornings in … Continued

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    How Old is Too Old For Cancer Screening?

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    Screening tests such as a colonoscopy help detect cancers early and save lives. But at a certain point in life, cancer screenings may no longer be necessary. By the time you hit your 70s, the benefits of certain cancer screenings may lessen, said Dr. Vaibhav Verma, an oncologist at the Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center. … Continued

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    Oncology Nurse Helps Patients Through Their Journey

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    Graduation day signifies one of life’s most momentous and exhilarating accomplishments. And for oncology nurse Kimberly Roderick, it’s one of the greatest rewards of her job. That’s because graduation day at Mon Health Cancer Center marks the end of a patient’s cancer treatment and the beginning of a cancer-free life. “With each treatment under their … Continued