Tag Archive: Cancer

Sep 14 2011

Breast cancer survivors invited

The ETMC Breast Care Center is holding a free, one-day retreat for breast cancer survivors on Friday, Oct. 7, featuring breast cancer survivor Anne Barab as guest speaker. The ETMC Pink Ribbon Getaway will be held at the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the conference concluding at 2 …

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Jul 07 2011

Cancer Institute reaccredited

The East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Cancer Institute has earned a three-year accreditation and a commendation on its cancer program from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This was based on on-site evaluation by a physician surveyor in May. The commission is a consortium of professional medical associations striving for higher …

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Jun 15 2011

Stay healthy

By Donald Kaul Republicans have hatched a health care plan that will bring down costs dramatically. It’s called “Die Young.” It mainly targets the poor. Democrats have a plan, too. It’s called “Appoint a Commission of Experts; They’ll Know What to Do.” Though less effective than the GOP model at lowering costs, it has the …

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Jun 15 2011

Prostate cancer: Most men do not like to discuss it, but should

By Bob Moos, Special to ETR More than 2 million American men count themselves as prostate cancer survivors. Many have early detection and treatment to thank for their lives today. Most men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer don’t like to talk about it. I’ve learned that from friends and family who have been through …

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Jun 15 2011

Keep cancer off the BBQ grill

Some people may be reconsidering plans to grill hot dogs and steak based on a new report supporting the link between red and processed meats, and increased colorectal cancer risk. But, experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center say that small changes to what — and how — you grill can keep …

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Apr 14 2011

Good Shepherd goes on the road for breast health

Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) is introducing Longview's first-ever mobile breast health clinic.  The hospital's Digital Mobile Breast Center is another long step towards furthering breast health awareness and increasing early detection of breast cancer.  This traveling mammogram center will take its services to patients who might otherwise have trouble getting to stationary clinics.  Businesses, civic groups, regional medical facilities, health fairs and Good Shepherd's outlying clinics will be the venues for screenings that are easily accessible and affordable. The vehicle will utilize screening mammography services to insure area patients receive regular and convenient check-ups. Also intended to further health education and community outreach the unit features the most state-of-the-art equipment and a highly trained, all-female mammography team.   Women are not accepted for screenings if: • She has already been diagnosed with breast cancer. • Has a new breast problem such as a lump, changes in the flesh or discharge. • Is breast-feeding or has breast-fed during the past nine months.  Women with a family history of breast cancer are particularly urged to avail themselves of this new resource, and/or speak to their doctors about the scheduling and frequency of screenings.       Amy Dorsey, Mammography supervisor and Laura Lyon in front of the Mammomobile

Good Shepherd Medical Center (GSMC) is introducing Longview’s first-ever mobile breast health clinic.  The hospital’s Digital Mobile Breast Center is another long step towards furthering breast health awareness and increasing early detection of breast cancer.  This traveling mammogram center will take its services to patients who might otherwise have trouble getting to stationary clinics.  Businesses, …

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Mar 17 2011

Cops crushing cancer

Retired Tyler police officer Allan Crosby and his sister, Audrey Crosby Spies, a retired Bowling Green, Ky., and former Tyler police officer, plan to walk across Texas this spring in memory of their sister and to raise money to help East Texas cancer patients. They plan to start their walk on April 1 on the …

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Mar 10 2011

ETMC sponsors Great Getaway

East Texans who have survived cancer are invited to go on the East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Cancer Institute’s “Great Getaway” retreat scheduled for April 26-28 at Lake Palestine’s Pine Cove. This event will enable those who have overcome cancer to take it easy with others of their calling, meet and become acquainted with local …

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