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Long Term Remission Thanks to Targeted Therapy for Breast Cancer

By |2018-10-26T12:27:42-04:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , |

Linda Chiarella, a mother of three from Jackson, is living proof of how far science and medicine have come in fighting cancer. Diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer four years ago, her scans are now essentially normal. Interestingly, Linda’s story began when her dog Holly, a Brittany, kept pawing [...]

Fight Cancer-Related Side Effects with Movement

By |2018-08-21T05:52:48-04:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , , , |

By Brian Mason, PT, DPT At times, the side effects of cancer treatment can be very debilitating. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy and other treatments can affect a patient’s activities, leading to weight loss, cancer-related fatigue and worse. Luckily, there are ways to combat some of these side effects to improve [...]

Non-Surgical Skin Cancer Treatment Takes Scarring Out of the Picture

By |2018-08-21T06:42:32-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

When Alyce McKinley was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma in a prominent area on her nose, she was apprehensive about having it surgically removed. While this traditional approach, called Mohs surgery, is very effective, it would likely result in scarring that would require plastic surgery. “If the cancer was [...]

Breast Cancer Survivor’s Message: Be Vigilant, Be Optimistic

By |2018-09-05T15:18:41-04:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Cancer|Tags: , , |

She says she was fortunate her cancer was detected at all; fortunate to have a dedicated team of cancer experts close to home at CentraState; and fortunate to maintain a positive attitude with the help of family and friends, especially her husband, Fred, who was there for her every [...]