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Aug 22, 2017

Staying Well as a Couple While Coping With Cancer

Posted by Dishon Kamwesa on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 - 1:43 PM in Cancer , Cancer Support

         

The burden of supporting someone you love can be both a privilege and a responsibility. It is vitally important to identify the limitations that may exist emotionally, relationally, and psychologically for a couple that is battling cancer together.

Advice for Couples Facing Cancer from

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Jun 01, 2017

Life After Cancer and Survivor Care Plans

Posted by Nicole Haines on Thu, Jun 1, 2017 - 10:45 AM in Cancer , Cancer Recovery , Cancer Support , Life After Cancer

         

One of the most exciting things in oncology is the vast improvement in survivor rates over the past few decades. It's led to a whole new phase of the cancer journey called survivorship. Learn what survivorship is and how you can develop a Survivor Care Plan.

Life after cancer - what is a survivor care plan? Mercy Cancer Center in Canton Ohio

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Mar 24, 2017

Is the HPV Vaccine the Right Thing to Do?

Posted by Nicole Haines on Fri, Mar 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Chances are if you are a parent of a tween or teen, you have been offered or even chosen to get your child vaccinated against HPV or human papilloma virus. Have you thought about why this vaccine is so important? Nicole Haines with Mercy Cancer Center provides an educational message on the HPV vaccination.

HPV vaccine education from Mercy Cancer Center 2017

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Nov 30, 2016

Holiday Memories: Dealing with Loss at a Time of Joy

         

Everyone anticipates the holiday season differently. Some may be excited for the gathering of family and friends, while others may find the holiday season emotionally challenging. This is especially true if you’ve lost someone close to you. The absence of your loved one can be overwhelming.

Dealing with memories and grief at the holidays

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Nov 01, 2016

Low-dose CT Lung Screening Saves Former Smoker's Life

Posted by Nicole Haines on Tue, Nov 1, 2016 - 8:27 AM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Mercy employee Gary Trompower says kicking the smoking habit in 2007 after 32 years was one of the hardest (but best) things he's ever done. A few years later, Gary did another 'best thing' for himself: he got a low-dose CT lung cancer screening. Thanks to this quick, pain-free test, Gary's non-small cell lung cancer was caught early in a very treatable stage.

low dose lung cancer screening in canton ohio saves Gary Trompower's life

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Oct 04, 2016

Genetics and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Posted by Tara Barker on Tue, Oct 4, 2016 - 2:11 PM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Only about 5–10% of breast cancers are thought to be hereditary or caused by abnormal genes passed from parent to child. If there happens to be an error in a gene, then that same mistake will appear in all the cells that contain the same gene. It would be like having an instruction manual and all the copies have the same typographical error.

Mercy Nurse Manager Barb Williams | Cancer Survivor

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Sep 08, 2016

Dr. Greg Boone on Surviving Prostate Cancer: 'My Breast Cancer Patients Came to the Rescue'

Posted by Tara Barker on Thu, Sep 8, 2016 - 9:21 AM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention , Life After Cancer

         

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Most men pondering the effects of prostate cancer — including Mercy surgeon and prostate cancer survivor Greg Boone, MD — fully agree. During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (and throughout the rest of the year), we want to arm men with the power to understand the purpose of screening and when to get screened.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Canton Ohio Mercy Medical Center

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Jun 13, 2016

Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap! Yourself for Skin Safety in the Sun

Posted by Nicole Haines on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 - 2:01 PM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

In Ohio, we want to get outside as soon as the weather breaks and we feel those warm rays on our skin. Unfortunately, just one bad sunburn as a child makes you 50 percent more likely to develop melanoma as an adult. Almost everyone has a traumatic sunburn story, but that does not mean we are all doomed to a skin cancer diagnosis. 

Slip, slop, slap and wrap to prevent skin cancer - mercy cancer center, canton Ohio

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May 15, 2016

Don't Be Afraid of Palliative Care

Posted by Nicole Haines on Sun, May 15, 2016 - 10:18 AM in Cancer , Cancer Support

         

Cancer can be complicated and scary. For some, when they hear the word "palliative," they think dying. In reality, palliative care means something very different.

Palliative Care in Canton Ohio at Mercy Medical Center

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Feb 21, 2016

How Will You Help Prevent Cancer in 2016? Two Simple Things Can Make a Difference.

Posted by Dishon Kamwesa on Sun, Feb 21, 2016 - 12:41 PM in Cancer , Cancer Prevention

         

Most of us have an uncomfortable, if not painful relationship with cancer and cancer-related issues. But the first step to being proactive in preventing cancer is staying informed. February is National Cancer Prevention month. It’s important to know what each of us can do to make a difference.

prevent cancer two ways in 2016 - Mercy Cancer Center, Canton, Ohio

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