Support a hospice in Yakima

Saturday at the Market To support Cottage in the Meadow May 14, 2011 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Memorial Home Care and Hospice, 1019 S. 40th Avenue, Yakima Homemade items. Garden plants and Garden art. Jewelry and vintage items. Collectibles, antiques and old building items. Vendor spaces for rent and Memorial Hospice donations accepted. Sponsorship Read more about Support a hospice in Yakima[…]

Complemenatry Alternative Medicine use in Cancer

Many Americans use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in pursuit of health and well-being. These practices and products are typically those not considered to be part of conventional medicine. Complementary medicine is used together with conventional medicine and can include treatments like acupuncture to treat cancer pain. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional Read more about Complemenatry Alternative Medicine use in Cancer[…]

Is there a link between cancer and stress?

Is there a link between cancer and stress? How does it cause tumors? According to experts the link between stress and cancer is not as definite as tobacco use. But they believe that different types of tumor are significant physiological side effects of stress. It also has these other effects on the body — higher Read more about Is there a link between cancer and stress?[…]

Award for North Star Lodge!

North Star Lodge Cancer Care Center has been awarded one of the top ten enrolling clinical trial locations while Dr. Thomas Boyd was recognized as one of the top ten accruing physicians for clinical trials enrollment in 2010 by the US Oncology Research Network. North Star Lodge competes with over 200 different locations and 1274 Read more about Award for North Star Lodge![…]

Cancer medication shortages

North Star Lodge and other health care workers are scrambling to provide treatment in the face of ongoing shortages of key medications. Experts blamed a variety of factors that came together over the last year, including raw materials shortages, increased demand for some drugs and a dwindling number of suppliers. A variety of basic, life-saving Read more about Cancer medication shortages[…]

Cancer Care Charities

~ Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. ~  Albert Camus North Star Lodge is a non-profit Cancer Care Center and relies upon charitable contributions to provide state-of-the-art care throughout the region.  Contributions support the patient emergency fund, nursing education fund, North Star initiatives fund and the equipment fund.   Read more about Cancer Care Charities[…]

What are oncology doctors?

Oncology doctors are physicians who have graduated from an accredited medical school and then undergone specialized training in oncology. Oncology is the study and treatment of cancer and tumors in various parts of the body. It is the oncologist’s job to diagnose and treat cancer in his patients, and to work alongside other medical professionals Read more about What are oncology doctors?[…]

Cancer Caregiving Blog

Caregiving “The Princess and the Caregiver: Join veteran caregiver, Warren Ernst as he recalls his experience serving as father, husband and caregiver to his wife who courageously battled stage four lung cancer.  It is Warren’s belief that men deal with the role of caregiver in very different ways and it is his hope that Read more about Cancer Caregiving Blog[…]