Category Archives: Cancer Care

Skin Cancer: What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk?

Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach. UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. UV … Continue reading

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Join now! Co-ed Support Group for cancer patients, families and caregivers

Wellness House will provide services at North Star Lodge from 2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. every first Monday and every third Wednesday of the month. It will be held in the Mt. Rainier Room at North Star Lodge. Topics may … Continue reading

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Gut Instincts- thoughts on probiotics

  Kim McCorquodale RD, CSO   Many of you have probably heard something about the benefits of probiotics. Are they as helpful as the media claims? As usual, in the world of nutrition, the answer is not always so easy … Continue reading

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Mammography: The Latest Study

The latest study into the use of mammography again brings the issue of breast cancer screening to the forefront, and Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital and Memorial Family of Services welcome that continued discussion. Breast cancer is the second most common … Continue reading

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Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month

By Jessica McAllister, YouthWorks Council Vice President and East Valley High School Student In America alone, over 1,600,000 people are fighting the battle against cancer. Around 500,000 cancer related deaths occur each year in the United States. Billions of people … Continue reading

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Cancer: Is it linked to age?

Why does the risk for cancer rise as we get older? One reason may be a process that changes genes in ways that make it easier for cells to go from healthy to cancerous, according to research from the National … Continue reading

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4 myths about cancer

Despite all the progress made against it, cancer is still a scary disease to many people. It doesn’t help that there’s a lot of misinformation—particularly on the Internet—about what does or doesn’t cause cancer. Here’s what you should know about … Continue reading

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Caregiver Tips

How can I tell if care giving is putting too much stress on me? Common signs of caregiver stress include the following: Feeling sad or moody Crying more often than you used to Having low energy level Feeling like you … Continue reading

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How to cope with cancer recurrence

When cancer returns: How to cope with cancer recurrence (Courtesy of The Mayo Clinic) Use lessons from your initial treatment to give you confidence and strength as you face the anger and fear that comes with a cancer recurrence.By Mayo … Continue reading

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Coping with cancer during the holidays

The holidays are about family, friends, traditions, food, good will, spirituality and other joys. But having cancer can mean that you’re physically and emotionally not up to the rush, pressure and schedule you’d normally embrace. The holidays can be both … Continue reading

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