Probability and Prostate Cancer

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One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mr. Eldon Bourg never thought he’d be the one. One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Mr. Eldon Bourg never thought he’d be the one. Born and raised in Grand Caillou and deeply rooted in his […]

New Cancer Concern for Young Adults; a Leader Emerges

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Generation X (born in late-1960s to early-1980s) and Millennials (born in mid-1980s to early 2000s) are learning that they may have increased risks for colorectal cancer. This warning comes from a newly released American Cancer Society study showing young adults have a higher risk of the disease, as compared to older generations. This is likely […]

Wanda Poche – Lung Cancer Survivor

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“This holiday season will be the best ever because I have so very much to be grateful for,” said Wanda. “In the new year, I want to continue doing what I do best: make people laugh. I also want to travel, dance and fish. I’ve got so much life left to live and with the […]

Blake LaBran, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

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At 28-years-old, cancer wasn’t something Blake LaBran thought about. But after experiencing weight loss, night sweats, lack of appetite and growth of a neck mass, he knew something was seriously wrong with his health. Blake saw his physician and soon after received the news: he was one of the 2.6 per 100,000 people per year […]

Clyde Sandifer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia Survivor

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“I’m in remission, but my aggressive cancer could return. I’ve had to become more comfortable with uncertainty and that’s not always easy,” said Clyde. “But when we participate in massage, meditation or art programs, there is a real positive change that happens within our minds and bodies. It’s helping us learn to better manage the […]

Elizabeth Franklin, Stomach Cancer Survivor

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After visiting several well-known healthcare facilities in various states and getting the same feedback from all of them, Elizabeth Franklin was told that a cancerous tumor in her stomach was inoperable. She felt helpless and scared and thought she would have to live with a tumor that could one day take her life. However, her […]

Ruth Portillo, sobreviviente del Cáncer de Seno

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Para muchas personas, recibir servicios de salud puede ser una experiencia muy estresante y para los que no hablan Inglés, la experiencia   puede ser aún más desalentadora. Ruth Portillo , quien habla solo español, dice que ella nunca pierde la oportunidad de decirle a sus familiars y amigos que aprovechen los servicios gratuitos para la […]

Ruth Portillo, Breast Cancer Survivor

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For many people, accessing healthcare services can be a stressful experience and for non-English speakers it can be even more daunting. But Ruth Portillo, who speaks only Spanish, says she never misses an opportunity to tell her family and friends that attending one of the Cancer Center’s free breast cancer screenings was a convenient, life-saving […]

Head and Neck Cancer Symptoms Can Mimic Common Problems

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New York-native Joe Ferrer was going about his normal daily shaving routine in July 2015 when he noticed a lump on his throat that made him pause. As a spinal cancer survivor, he knew that listening to his gut instinct about his health was important in detecting his previous disease early, so he brought the […]

Courage to Fight It

James Morgan, Prostate Cancer Patient

When prostate cancer patient James Morgan talks about his radiation therapy, he recalls the kindness of the staff and the convenience of the treatments. Morgan was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and needed radiation treatments, which were made more comfortable and precise with a brand new, state-of-the-art radiation therapy system – the Elekta Versa HD. […]