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How to fight fatigue when you have cancer

Fatigue is not the same as being tired. Fatigue is described as the whole body being tired which isn’t relieved by sleep. Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common side effects of cancer and cancer treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hormone and other biological treatments. It’s important to know that fatigue doesn’t just go [...]

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Preventing breast cancer starts with young girls

A recent article by Reuters Health brings hope to young girls and women for preventing breast cancer. Recent reports indicate that almost half of all breast cancer cases could be prevented. Preventing breast cancer starts at a young age for girls. Lifestyle behaviors for girls between the time they start menstruating and have their first [...]

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Colon Cancer and Obesity

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Some colon cancers can be prevented. A new study by the National Institute of Health found that obesity can change the inside of the colon, which can lead to colon cancer. More research is needed to better understand these changes and [...]

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NEWS FLASH: Smoking is no longer cool

Written by: Filip Troicki, MD Radiation Oncologist with Agnesian HealthCare Cancer Care It’s official. If you smoke, you are no longer cool. Smoking is out. Cities all across the nation have implemented rules to prevent people from hanging onto the bad habit of smoking. If you want to eat out, go to see a movie, even go bowling, you [...]

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Lung Cancer Screening for High Risk Individuals

Lung cancer is the third highest diagnosed cancer in Fond du Lac County, and is the leading cause of cancer death in Fond du Lac County and the state of Wisconsin. Often times, lung cancer has very few symptoms or the symptoms are the same as what smokers already have. Until recently, there hasn’t been [...]

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Oral care during chemo and radiation therapy

Written by: Ann Sorgent, Clinical Supervisor at Agnesian Cancer Center, Medical Oncology One of the side effects which patients find uncomfortable during chemotherapy or radiation therapy is the development of mouth sores. Although there are several prescription options available to patients with this condition – called oral mucositis – the best medicine for mild cases are the [...]

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Nurses receive award as most ethical profession

Written by: Ann Sorgent, Clinical Supervisor at Agnesian Cancer Center, Medical oncology I received a very nice e-mail from Dr. Joel Lundberg the other week. It was the announcement that once again nurses had received the top spot as the most trustworthy profession, having received the number one ranking in a survey of more than 1,000 [...]

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Are You Considering the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine?

What you need to know about HPV HPV is attributed to about 22,000 cancer cases in men and women in the United States each year. Cancers caused by HPV include: cervical, vaginal, vulvar, anal, penile, base of tongue, tonsil and throat cancer. HPV can also cause other diseases, such as genital warts.  Many of these [...]

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Agnesian HealthCare introduces new cancer treatment to battle liver cancer

Battling liver cancer? Running out of options for treatment? Agnesian Cancer Care Services now offers a new option to help liver cancer patients when other options have run out. While this innovative treatment is not curative, it can extend a person’s life or serve as a bridge until a liver transplant is possible. Agnesian HealthCare [...]

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January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The cervix is a female organ that connects the vagina to the uterus. While cervical cancer often times does not have any symptoms, the good news is that cervical cancer can be easily diagnosed with a Pap test. Regular Pap tests help to detect the cervical cancer at an [...]

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