Cancer

March 26, 2021

March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Risk Factors, Learn How to Lower Them and Partner with Your Doctor to Prevent the Disease

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE Most people know that a pink ribbon signifies breast cancer awareness, but do you know what the blue ribbon stands for? Colorectal cancer awareness, and since March is officially designated Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a time when we spread the word about how to lower your risk for […]

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March 26, 2021

Raise Your Awareness about Colorectal Cancer, It Could Save Your Life

By Tonia W. Hale, DNP, MAOM, BSN, RN The importance of routine health screenings can’t be overemphasized. Tests like mammograms and PSA exams for prostate cancer have the ability to detect cancers at their earliest stages, when no symptoms are apparent, and as we know, the earlier you can find cancer, the better a patient’s […]

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March 10, 2021

Preventing Colon Cancer: Making Cancer Screenings Easier for Patients

Preventing Colon Cancer Together Colorectal cancer screenings are an important step toward early diagnosis, but many people avoid colonoscopies because of fear of discomfort. With the increase in incidence of colorectal cancer in younger age groups, Sarah Cannon and other organizations, including the American Cancer Society, are recommending screening start as early as 45 years […]

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March 3, 2021

How to Spot Early Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Now is the time to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. In the United States, colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer, not including skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined. According to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, on average, the lifetime risk of developing colon cancer […]

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February 25, 2021

Ask the Doctor: Brian Cohen, MD, Talks about Urology and His Medical Philosophy (Video)

Q. What attracted you to urology? A. In medical school, I thought that I wanted to do plastic surgery. I liked the reconstruction aspect. I did a rotation in plastic surgery, and hated it. I did a rotation in urology, and it allows you to do reconstruction and be creative. For example, we do a […]

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January 27, 2021

Transylvania Regional Hospital Expands and Enhances Its Radiology Services to Benefit Patients

By Michele Pilon, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC Our dedicated Transylvania Regional Hospital (TRH) providers diagnose and treat injury and disease every day, and important leaps are being made regularly in how quickly and efficiently they can provide care. One game-changing innovation in medicine has been the advent of radiology, the medical specialty that utilizes various […]

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January 27, 2021

Brush Up on Your Knowledge of Radon’s Risks and Highlands-Cashiers Hospital’s Capability to Provide Advanced Lung Cancer Screening

By Tom Neal, RN, MBA, MHA Most people think of tobacco use when they think of lung cancer, but did you know that there’s another, lesser known culprit that’s responsible for 22,000 lung cancer deaths across the country each year? It’s the naturally occurring gas radon, which is created when uranium in rocks and soil […]

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November 20, 2020

The Importance of Well-woman Visits

It’s time to reframe how you think about your annual trip to the gynecologist. While many women do not look forward to their yearly pelvic exam, this appointment is much more than that — it’s a time dedicated to you and your wellness. Well-woman visits are a critical touchpoint where we can focus specifically on […]

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October 27, 2020

5 Things to Know about Mammography during COVID

By Jennifer Bringle Since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, much of our day-to-day lives has changed significantly. And the same goes for clinical environments. While it may be tempting to skip routine screenings to avoid COVID exposure, forgoing preventative care like annual mammograms can be far more detrimental to your health. Rachel McEachern, MD, […]

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October 21, 2020

New Methods of Breast Tumor Investigation Make the Patient Experience Easier

By Carol Wolfenbarger, MSN, RN, FACHE We see the well-recognized pink ribbon a lot in Breast Cancer Awareness Month — October. It symbolizes many things: the fight for a cure, the work that researchers continue to put into developing better testing and treatments, and for virtually everyone, it may remind them of a friend or […]

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